Minimising the Impact

Family Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Leia Monsoon shares her experience of how separating parents can help to limit the impact of conflict on their children. Divorce is something that happens between adults, but the effects are often felt by children. Divorcing is one of the most stressful situations adults can go through. It can be

Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution Processes

When I ask any separating parent what their priorities are, I almost always get the same answer – my children.  All parents want the best for their children but often have different ideas as to what ‘is best’. These differences often create conflict in the family, with the child stuck in the middle.  This is

Letter of wishes and divorce

Letter of Wishes – what is it and why have one if you are updating your Will as a result of separating from your partner? We welcome Ian Flack, Managing Director at Flackwoods, to the FLP blog to explain what a Letter of Wishes is, and why you should think about one when re-writing your

Committal proceedings – effective or a risky-game?

Here at Family Law Partners, we try to facilitate settlement out of court wherever possible. However, without disclosure by both parties, this simply isn’t possible. Similarly, without disclosure, a Judge is unlikely to order a financial settlement, as they would not know whether the settlement properly reflects the assets held between the parties. So, what

One step closer to no fault divorce

Whilst the Owens judgement came as a blow to many no fault divorce advocates, as I have discussed in my previous blog, it came as no surprise given the judge’s hands were tied by the wording of the legislation. The criticism of the judgement has however, had the effect of pushing parliament into action as

The ‘blame game’ continues

The Law in England and Wales stipulates that there is only one ‘ground’ for divorce – the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. This can be based on one of five ‘facts’. The petitioner can rely on adultery, behaviour, desertion, or separation after two years with consent of the respondent or separation after five years where