Article Category: Family Law – Insight & Opinion

What happens to the farm on divorce?

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Divorce is never an easy process to navigate but when a farm is involved, finances can be difficult to resolve. Divorce amongst the farming community is often high; this could be down to stress and strain arising from poor work/life balance and cash flow difficulties. On divorce, the farm will be classed as a financial… Read more »

No-fault Divorce from 6th April 2022

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There has been a lot of publicity in recent years regarding the possibility of a no-fault divorce process. After years of campaigning, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act will finally bring about the change that many legal professionals have been waiting for. The government has now committed to 6th April 2022 for the introduction of… Read more »

How to Explain Divorce to Children

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Once you have made the decision to separate, telling the children of the family about your divorce can be one of the hardest and most emotional tasks. If you are wondering where to start, here are some tips for ensuring that the conversation goes as smoothly as possible and to avoid traumatism that might affect… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Amicable Divorce

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The divorce process is rarely a completely painless experience. Even if you remain on good terms with your ex-partner, it can be emotionally painful to move on and separate from what you have built together. However, there are some things that you can do to make the divorce process smoother, quicker and less painful for… Read more »

Tips for Self-Care During A Divorce or Relationship Breakdown

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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. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Claire Porter, Associate in our… Read more »

Post-Lockdown Coparenting: How to Transition Your Child Arrangements

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When the country first went into lockdown in March 2020, there was a great deal of confusion about whether the “stay at home” message for children of separated parents applied to them or not. The Government subsequently offered guidance to confirm that children from separated parents could move between two households. Despite this guidance, the… Read more »

What is Parental Alienation?

Child upset with parents arguing in the background - is your child subject to parental alienation?

Separating couples who are unfortunately unable to maintain an amicable relationship may find putting the heartache and hostility aside difficult. Whilst many parents will try to detach themselves from these feelings to facilitate respectful co-parenting for the benefit of a child, there will be others that simply cannot look past the breakdown of the relationship… Read more »

Budget 2021: Capital Gains Tax and Divorce

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is payable on the disposal of an asset whether it is sold, gifted or whether you are ordered to transfer it as part of a court order. The “gain” is the difference in the value of the asset when it was acquired and its value when you dispose of it. In… Read more »

Child Arrangements: Lockdown and Separated Parents

The UK is in its third national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and families of separated parents remain uncertain about whether their children are allowed to move between households during this time, if changes need to be made to the terms of any existing child arrangements orders, and what the latest guidance is surrounding… Read more »

Coercive Control- How Can I Seek help?

Viewers of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks will have seen their current portrayal of coercive control with characters John Paul and PC George Kiss. Very much representative of how coercive control works, we have seen confident and well-loved character John Paul slowly become isolated from his family and manipulated by George, blaming himself for problems within their… Read more »