Article Category: Family

How to Explain Divorce to Children

picture of family talking to child about divorce

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 »

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 »

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 »

Divorce: How To Protect Your Inheritance

Protect your inheritance

During divorce proceedings, the court will divide marital assets, such as property acquired during the marriage, equally between both parties to reach a financial settlement. However, should the marital assets not be sufficient for the needs of both parties, the court may consider non-marital assets such as inheritance. So, what do you need to know… Read more »

Nuptial Agreements: What Do the Courts Consider?

Nuptial agreements refer to either pre-nuptial agreements (entered into before marriage) or post-nuptial agreements (entered into after marriage). At present, nuptial agreements are not legally binding. This means that if an agreement is entered into and the relationship breaks down, the court has discretion and can move away from the terms of the agreement if… Read more »

What to Consider when Buying a House with a Partner

With stamp duty abolished until March 2021 for properties up to £500,000, couples buying a house together for the first time are on the rise as they take advantage of the saving. Additionally, lockdown may have given those couples who did not live together before the chance to try living together, cementing their decision to… 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 »

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 »

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 »