January 23, 2020

The breakdown of your marriage is likely to be one of the most stressful events in your life.

Few people want to add to that stress by having to face the pressures of going to court during divorce proceedings. Thankfully, court can usually be avoided if both husband and...

January 16, 2020

Mixed-sex couples can now enter into civil partnerships if they wish as an alternative to marriage.

The new right came into effect on December 31 last year under the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. Completing the legislation was one...

January 13, 2020

The government is to revive its no-fault divorce bill that was shelved in November because of the proroguing of the last parliament and the General Election.

Now that the Conservative government has been returned, a new bill is to be introduced in the coming year.

There...

December 16, 2019

Few occasions can bring out the potential for conflict between separated couples more than Christmas.

Each parent will naturally want to spend as much time as possible with their children but as there is only one Christmas Day, that can prove difficult.

Of course, most p...

November 25, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that a local authority was not to blame for the abuse and harassment suffered by two children, even though they housed them next-door to a family known for anti-social behaviour.

The children and their mother were housed by Poole Borough Coun...

November 19, 2019

A husband has failed to overturn what he considered an unreasonably generous divorce settlement imposed after a judge held that he had misled the court.

The case involved a couple who married in 1995 and separated in 2016. They had three dependent children. The wife had...

November 13, 2019

A ruling that a baby’s injuries including fractured ribs were sustained by accident as she slept with her mother has been overturned in the Court of Appeal.

The case involved a baby who was born by emergency caesarean. The procedure left the mother suffering post-operat...

November 5, 2019

Most people go through months if not years of soul-searching before finally deciding they want a divorce.

There are so many factors to consider including children, money, your home…and even if your marriage really is over. You may find counselling or mediation helpful,...

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