Thanks to Edward Fennell for including a piece from our Head of Family Joanna Pratt in his latest Legal Diary.
One area where mediation can be particularly useful is in helping to resolve issues around child arrangements and some mediators are qualified to see children as part of the mediation process. Mediators can also help signpost families to additional resources and support as appropriate, such as family counsellors or CAHMS.
You may have been unhappy for months, but not known what to do and then after much thought decided to tell your spouse that the marriage is at an end. They may have expected the conversation but equally they may be totally shocked and hurt by your decision.
It is often the case that one person decides before the other that the marriage is at an end. They may have thought about it for weeks or months before they made that thought public. If you are the person who hasn’t made that decision, it can come as a huge shock. Here, Helen Waite outlines the steps you can take and why there is no need to be rushed into any decisions.
The court service is not at its best. After the closure of over 80 courts, before the pandemic, centralised telephone lines and court services, less staff and more applications, it isn’t working as well as it should.
The family law team at Thomson Snell & Passmore is offering parents a free guide, containing advice and information to help them put children first during a separation or divorce
Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce following 27 years of marriage. They announced that after three children and having established a successful foundation that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.
Harry Golding outlines best practice when it comes to family law.
A separation agreement is a document that you can make when you want to stop living together as a couple. They can be used by married or unmarried couples, as Anna Woodhoo explains in this article.
Today is the start of Resolution’s Good Divorce Week. In this article, Helen Waite outlines key ways to help keep the divorce process as smooth as possible.
The Office for National Statistics has issued the latest figures on divorce in England and Wales. Harry Golding from our family team explores the findings here
If you and your spouse decide to separate and/or commence divorce proceedings, it is always advisable to consider making a will.
On 22 April 2014, child arrangement orders came into force. These orders specify who a child will “live with” and who a child “will spend time with”.
Sarah Keily, partner in our family team, offers her insight.
Whilst it has for years been possible to deal with the divorce paperwork online, the procedure for dealing with financial and children issues has historically required both parties to attend hearings.
Grandparents often have a special relationship with their grandchildren, but when relationships break down the unfortunate reality is that grandparents do not have any automatic right to see their grandchildren.
Kirstie Law recently shared her thoughts on mediation with Wealth & Finance magazine
Despite the best intentions of the spouses and their legal representatives, divorce is often a traumatic and difficult process. Divorce proceedings are frequently complicated and protracted and the animosity between the parties will often increase where there is a family business.
Over recent weeks there has been some surprise in the world of family law at the decision made by banker Kerim Derhalli to pursue his former wife - Jayne Richardson Derhalli - for ‘back rent’ in relation to her occupation of the former £6 million matrimonial home in London, and maybe slightly more surprise at the fact the application has so far been successful.
We look at some of the ways in which the courts in England and Wales approach the family business within divorce proceedings.
Family lawyers are feeling more positive that the Government is going to revisit the ways in which financial orders within divorce proceedings can be enforced. If amendments are made, it will make it more difficult for obstinate spouses to avoid meeting their obligations.
Partner, Kirstie Law from our family team speaks to The Times and comments on the privacy of Ryan Giggs' divorce.
Joanna Pratt, Partner in our family department speaks to global wealth management reporter WeathBriefing and discusses a case in which a business owner sold a large block of shares in a company to fund a divorce settlement.