Male Domestic Abuse

In the UK, the overwhelming perception or stereotype of a domestic abuse victim is a female. However, worrying statistics reported by the Mankind Initiative website shows this isn’t always the case,...


How To Win A Child Custody Battle

A child custody battle with an ex-partner can be one of the most emotional and stressful experiences a parent can go through. You may feel that it would be better for...


‘Self-Help’ In Divorce Proceedings

The term ‘self-help’ in the context of divorce and financial remedy proceedings was brought to the forefront in a landmark case eight years ago, but still remains somewhat of an...


Contact With Grandchildren

Contact with Grandchildren, if their parents are divorced or separate, can be difficult to achieve sometimes. As a Grandparent, you do not have automatic rights to have a role in...


DIY Divorces – Are They What They Seem?

When a married couple make the difficult decision to separate, the vast majority wish for matters to be dealt with quickly and amicably. Yet, some believe that to involve solicitors...


Is My Foreign Divorce Valid In England?

When it comes to foreign divorce and family law, different countries’ approaches can vary enormously. As a family lawyer who specialises in international divorce and finance cases, I frequently receive...


How Does The Court Divide Matrimonial Assets In A Divorce?

The law of dividing assets on divorce is a skilled and complex task. This can also be a hotly contested issue. One of the main reasons for this is that...


Divorce & Separation: Frequently Asked Questions

When a marriage sadly ends and a couple begin the separation process, there are so many issues that are of concern to them. The following are some examples:- What happens...


Key Considerations In The Breakdown Of Long-Term Marriages

Recent years have shown a steady increase in the number of divorces among people over the age of 60. There are key considerations to bear in mind when advising clients who have been married...


Trusts & Divorce – Part 4: The “Sham” Trust

The majority of trusts that we come across in divorce proceedings are genuine. However, trusts can be set up as a vehicle to protect assets that might otherwise be considered...


Local Authorities Warned To Think Twice Before Issuing Care Proceedings

In the recent matter of AB (A child), a four year old boy, who has a severe neurological disability with a life limiting condition, was discharged into his parents care from...


Support For Parents With Drug & Alcohol Addiction

A recent episode of Panorama reported that an estimated 1 in 20 expectant mothers in the UK are addicted to either drugs or alcohol. The programme showed mothers at Trevi...