Easing of Covid 19 restrictions - How does this effect child Arrangement Orders in respect of contact with your children?

22nd May 2020

  The easing by the government of the stay at home restrictions is likely to cause more conflict between separated parents, where one parent has suspended contact they may still be reluctant and resistant to the suggestion that the risk posed by COVID 19 has diminished and may therefore still be...

There is no such thing as a “quickie divorce”

13th November 2019

The “quickie divorce” doesn’t exist despite what you read in the press We often read in the media about celebrities being granted a quickie divorce and this misleads and confuses people when they are later told by their solicitor that an uncontested divorce takes, on average, 4-6 months. Although, given...

Don’t or can’t wait for “no fault” divorce to become law?

26th July 2019

  The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill had its second reading in June 2019. This Bill, if passed, will pave the way to “no-fault” divorce.  Unfortunately, it will take time for the Bill to become law and well maybe you don’t have time or you simply don’t want to wait until it does. Relying...


18th June 2019

It is a style of Divorce you may not have heard of. Collaborative law is a process for divorcing couples to sort out the arrangements for the children and the finances. Each spouse appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer but instead of negotiations being through solicitors letters, emails and phone calls it...

How do you get divorced?

30th May 2019

The legal process of getting a divorce is straight forward.It is a 6 step process.   Step 1 An application (petition) is made to a divorce centre by one spouse (the petitioner) to the marriage.   Step 2 A Notice of Proceedings is then sent to the other spouse (the respondent) with an Acknowledgement of Service...

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