I made my first Freedom of Information Act request a few weeks ago inspired by an article I had read in the Law Society Gazette. The article was written by a fellow family lawyer and outlined her ‘proportionality campaign’. Continue reading
Separating can be very stressful, with opposing points of view on lots of issues making it difficult to reach agreement with your partner on the essential aspects of your divorce. But there is an alternative way to make these decisions without having to fight them out step-by-step in court: mediation.
‘Stop playing the blame game’. It is one of the worst kept secrets to a ‘good marriage’. Could it also be the key to a ‘good divorce’? Continue reading
As a family lawyer, I am most often engaged by clients who need help disentangling themselves from a marriage which has ended. I help them work out what financial arrangements would be most appropriate and what arrangements could work best for any children. Continue reading
This week is Dispute Resolution week. The hashtag on all of the social media campaigns is putting #childrenfirst but what does that mean? Having been a divorce lawyer for over 20 years I have guided thousands of clients through divorce and separation.
You divorced 23 years ago. Your children are all grown up. You’ve worked hard and done well. Life is good. Then, out of the blue, a solicitor’s letter lands on your doormat. Your ex-wife, who you’ve not seen for years, wants a share of your hard-earned cash. Continue reading
Suzanne Todd (partner in the family team) and Sue Medder (partner in the contentious trusts and succession team) recently explored what issues can arise in relation to Wills upon separation and divorce. Continue reading