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...


How To Deal With Child Arrangement Disputes

Divorce can be a complicated, emotionally unpleasant experience. Whilst the majority of separating couples are aware that they need to seek specialist legal advice in relation to the legal and...


Court Of Appeal Rule On Italian Divorce Jurisdiction Case

In the recent divorce jurisdiction case of Giusti v Ferragamo [2019] EWCA CIV, the Court of Appeal had to consider a wife’s English divorce petition which had previously been seised...


Back To Black…

There has recently been various news reports about Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband making a claim for maintenance and one million pounds as a lump sum from the estate of the singer...


Defective Divorce Petitions – Divorces Granted Wrongly

In four recent divorce law cases (Baron & Others (4 Defective Divorces) [2019] EWFC 26), Sir James Munby was concerned with the divorce petitions, all of which had been brought...


Increased Number Of Childcare Cases Straining Family Courts

The number of childcare cases in England and Wales have hit records highs in the last three years which has resulted in the family Courts system being strained and having...


Why Does The Timing Matter For The Final Decree Of Divorce?

The timing of a decree nisi application for the order which states that the Court does not see any reason why a couple cannot divorce can be extremely important. A...