Family Mediation – An Alternative Way To Resolving Family Law Issues

The emotional and financial effects of the pandemic have seen an increase in family law disputes. However, even prior to Covid-19, family mediation was fast becoming one of the most...


Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

Unfortunately, domestic violence appears to be in the news now more than ever. During the pandemic, an increase of cases was expected and according to the Office for National Statistics,...


Financial Resolution Within Short Marriages

There are three key principles for addressing financial resolution within marriages and they are needs, sharing, and compensation. The principle of needs is the provision that assets will be divided...


Keep It Out Of Court – How Collaborative Law Can Save Divorcing Couples Time & Money

With divorce cases continuing to soar in 2021 after the previous year saw the largest percentage increase in the number of couples divorcing. According to the Office for National Statistics,...


Mental Manipulation – Exposing Coercive Control

With the rise of gaslighting and coercive control discussions being seen in dramas such as Emmerdale, reality shows such as Love Island, as well as major political rows, particularly in...


Divorce & Cryptocurrency

The volatile nature of the crypto market is the main reason for people avoiding exposure to the asset class. This year there has been much speculation regarding Elon Musk, the...


The Impact Of Bankruptcy On Divorce Proceedings

Divorce and bankruptcy are both very difficult and emotional experiences and so, for those dealing with them simultaneously, the process is highly stressful and often overwhelming for the individuals involved....


Living With Your Partner – Protecting Your Rights

Living with your partner or buying a property together is an exciting prospect and your legal position should be clear from the beginning, ideally. If you don’t protect your rights...


What Happens When The Court Of Protection Have No Suitable Options To Decide Upon?

Court of Protection proceedings will generally be brought to an end once a Judge has made a final decision on the main issue or issues in the case, although even...


Short, Childless Marriages – The Equal Sharing Principle

The recent divorce case of E v L [2021] EWFC 60 has once again brought into the limelight the subject of short marriages and how they are regarded by the Courts within...


Divorce By Social Media – What’s The Etiquette?

Since its launch in the early 2000s, social media has changed the way we interact with the world. However, it has also become a platform for waging a war of...


Death During Divorce – What Happens If Your Estranged Spouse Dies?

Divorce proceedings are typically a stressful and challenging time but they can be made even more complicated and distressing by the death of an estranged spouse. Regardless of any animosity...