Article Category: Family Law – Insight & Opinion

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?

couple obtaining a clean break after divorce

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 »

Can My Children Stay with Me During Lockdown?

The impact that Coronavirus has undoubtedly had on adults and childrens’ day-to-day lives is indisputable. For families, particularly those who are co-parenting, the impacts could be very tricky. Further to the most recent ‘lockdown’ measures imposed by the Prime Minister,  many parents are asking their family lawyer:  “Which parent will my children stay with during… Read more »

Live-Stream Family Cases by the Court of Appeal

Following in the footsteps of the Supreme Court, which began broadcasting selected civil cases in late 2018, the Court of Appeal is set to live-stream family cases on the judiciary website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with the first hearing anticipated later this year. The aim of this decision is to promote transparency in the family… Read more »