How to Start Divorce Proceedings

It’s often a daunting task to start divorce proceedings, especially when it’s taken so much from you emotionally to get to this point. This blog is designed to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible to understand your next steps. It really should be one step at a time. How

Top 10 changes to family law in the past 10 years

and Kate Elliott. With thanks to QEB, 1 Crown Office Row, 1GC, 1KBW, 4PB and 36 Family for their contribution. What a decade it has been – and what a decade will it be to come – Part 1 The turning of the decade can be a significant moment in time – there was much talk at

Good Divorce Week 2020

Each year, Resolution runs a campaign designed to raise awareness of the work of its members. For Good Divorce Week 2020, the Resolution Code of Practice forms the basis of the campaign. Running from 30th November to 4th December, the week- long campaign is designed to raise awareness of why people getting divorced should choose a Resolution member

Common myths around instructing a family lawyer

As part of Good Divorce Week 2020, a campaign by Resolution designed to raise awareness of the work of its members and the benefits of appointing a Resolution Accredited Specialist, I highlight the common myths people have about instructing a family lawyer: Instructing a family lawyers will mean I end up going to Court The

Capitalising Spousal Maintenance – what does this mean?

In divorce and civil partnership dissolutions one of the powers open to the court is – where circumstances permit – to capitalise spousal maintenance.  Capitalisation of a spousal maintenance order simply means rolling future spousal maintenance payments into a one-off payment. Significantly, it does not apply to child maintenance. The court already has the duty

How long does it take to get a divorce?

One of the questions we often get asked is ‘how long does it take to get a divorce.’ Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question. Timescales will largely depend on the individual circumstances of each case. In this case study, I will look at some of the factors which affect

Collaborative Law: Back to Basics

In March 2020, my colleague, Rachel Nicholl, and I qualified as collaborative lawyers.  It has opened my eyes to a better, kinder, client-led and solution focussed way of working.  I have already been able to put into practice the excellent skills that I have learned from the course, which has influenced and enhanced my practice