Article Category: Family Law – Insight & Opinion

Is Judicial Separation the Same as Divorce?

Occasionally, parties may want to pursue Judicial Separation Proceedings rather than a divorce. This may be due to a variety of factors such as, religion, moral or cultural reasons. What is the Difference between Judicial Separation and Divorce? If a decree of judicial separation is granted, then the marriage does not dissolve but it does… Read more »

‘No Fault Divorce’ Bill: Unlikely to be Implemented Until Autumn 2021

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, or ‘no fault divorce’ Bill, has received a lot of publicity recently due to the hope that ‘no fault divorce’ would finally be introduced, since its first proposal several years ago. The Bill passed its second reading this week, but it has been announced that the proposed legislation will… Read more »

Who Can Form Support Bubbles?

Child and mother forming support bubble

The Government has announced that, as of 13th June, single adult households can form a support bubble with one other household and socialise as though they live together. This means that these people will be able to spend time in one another’s houses, can stay overnight and will not need to follow the social distancing… Read more »

Tips for Self Care During A Divorce or Relationship Breakdown

woman practicing self care during a divorce, sipping on a mug

Going through the breakdown of a marriage or relationship is an extremely emotional time and its effects are felt throughout the whole family. It is important to take care of yourself during this time, as you will experience a roller coaster of emotions. Claire Porter, Associate in our Family team, provides some useful tips for… Read more »

No-Fault Divorce – Ending the Blame Game For Good?

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill (or ‘no-fault divorce bill’) is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons today (8th June 2020). The Family law team at SAS Daniels supports the reform, as we feel the present system creates unnecessary hostility between couples who want to divorce amicably; the no-fault divorce… Read more »

A Roadmap out of Lockdown … and Relationships?

The Government has now revealed the roadmap out of lockdown for the UK and getting the country back to work. For many months to come, life will not be as it was prior to the outbreak and the same principle applies for many spouses. We have read articles in the media about how the Coronavirus… Read more »

Lockdown Extension: The Impacts on Relationships

As was widely suspected, a lockdown extension has been confirmed for a further three weeks on 16 April 2020, prolonging unhappiness for those living with people they no longer wish to spend intimate time with. Lack of support from a spouse is amplified when trapped in a marriage with a spouse who does not understand… Read more »

Will COVID-19 Affect Spousal Maintenance?

The widespread impact of Covid-19 is affecting almost all parts of our lives. Businesses are closing their doors, employee’s hours and salaries have been reduced and redundancies are being made. Many people are now understandably concerned about their income position. With economic uncertainty looming over everyone, this is creating a further worry for those who… Read more »

Family Courts: Dealing with Urgent Applications and Hearings During Covid-19

Following on from our previous blog relating to domestic violence and in particular occupation orders and non-molestation orders, clients may be wondering whether urgent applications can still be dealt with by the Family courts amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Are the Family Courts Still Open? The family courts remain functioning despite the covid-19 outbreak with court… Read more »

COVID-19: Isolation and Domestic Violence Concerns

The home is often seen as a place of safety, but the Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime made a statement today, sadly but not surprisingly, confirming that they are preparing for an increase in serious domestic violence incidents due to the current Covid-19 UK lockdown. It is expected that new incidents of domestic violence… Read more »