Care Proceedings & Care Orders – An Overview

What are Care Proceedings? If the social services department of a Local Authority, such as Nottinghamshire County Council, Leicester City Council or Derbyshire County Council, is concerned about the welfare...


Divorce Law Reforms Reintroduced

When it is was announced in April 2019 that the UK divorce laws would be reformed to allow no fault divorces, it was welcomed by many who had long campaigned...


Coronation Street – The Plight Of Tyrone & Fizz – Section 20 & Care Proceedings

Fans of Coronation Street will have seen a very interesting story-line developing involving Fizz and Tyrone. This young couple have agreed to sign a Section 20 agreement in order to...


January Divorces – Act Today For A Better Tomorrow

We’ve reached that time of the year again of “out with the old and in with the new”.  Well intended resolutions have been made in relation to exercise, diet, alcohol...


On-Going Divorce Tourism Case Could Result In The Current Laws Being Revised

The protracted and high profile divorce case involving Scottish aristocrat, Charles Villiers, and his wife, Emma, has taken another interesting twist. The Supreme Court last month consented and have now...


Explaining Spousal Maintenance

What is spousal maintenance? After a divorce has been finalised a husband, wife or civil partner may be required to pay to their former partner a reoccurring amount (generally on...


Is It Possible To Have An Amicable Divorce?

If you and your partner have made the difficult decision to divorce then it can be a highly emotive and traumatising experience. Often separating couples become embroiled in disputes regarding...


Kinship Care In A State Of Crisis According To Grandparents Plus

A recent survey published by charity, Grandparents Plus, has reported that kinship care in the UK is in a state of chaos and confusion due to the way in which...


Number Of Divorce Petitions Drops

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Justice, divorce petitions have fallen by 13% from April to June this year in comparison to 2018. There were 28,144 divorce petitions...


Divorce Law Reforms Could Be Lost Due To Parliament Suspension

When it is was announced in April that the UK divorce laws would be reformed to allow no fault divorces, it was welcomed by many who had long campaigned for...


What Happens To The Family Home In A Divorce?

In divorce or dissolution of civil partnership proceedings it is often the case that parties have assets to divide. For many separating couples, the most valuable asset is the family...


International Relocation – Moving Overseas With Children

When a parent has separated from their ex-partner and are looking to move aboard, there can often be issues and disputes in relation to any children from the relationship who...