Timing Of Divorce & Its Effects On A Child’s Mental Health

A recent report published by the University College London has found that the timing of a couple separating can have a significant effect on their child’s mental well-being. The research...


Sharing Assets On Divorce – The Court’s Approach

During a marriage, often one person will earn more than the other, either through simply having a higher paid job or being exceptional in the business world. If that person...


Parental Responsibility Rights In The UK

Parental responsibility laws in the UK govern the parental rights and responsibilities that a person has in relation to their child, and provides legal status in relation to the child’s...


Divorcing Over The Age Of 50 Years Old

Over the last ten years, whilst the amount of couples separating has decreased generally, the number of couples over 50 years old divorcing has increased and couples over 65 years...


Legal Rights For Unmarried Couples

Many people believe that common law marriage exists in England. However, this is a myth and while lawmakers are keen to modernise the law, at present cohabiting or unmarried couples have...


Section 20 Of The Children Act 1989

Family Law expert, Melanie Bridgen, helps clear up what a section 20 is and provides an outline of how it can effect the people involved. What is a Section 20?...


Judge Rules Against Recommendations Of Leicestershire Guardian & Local Authority

In a recent children law case, Mr Justice Keegan ruled contrary to both the guardian and Local Authority’s recommendations. The Judge ordered the half-brother and sister, named as ‘EF’ and...


Christmas Contact Arrangements For Separated Parents

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together and celebrate – but it can be heartbreaking for separated parents and their children. Contact arrangements during the festive season...


Significance Of A Pre-Nuptial Agreement – KA v MA

Anyone who has been through a divorce will probably tell you how awful, upsetting, distressing or bitter it was. Perhaps most of all, however, they will complain about how expensive...


Civil Partnership Laws For Mixed-Sex Couples

The Government has recently announced that they will be changing the laws regarding civil partnerships to allow mixed-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership instead of getting married. Following...


Divorce Laws To Be Reformed

The Government has announced that, subject to consultation, it intends to reform the legal requirements for divorce… “so that it is consistent with the approach taken in other areas of...


Increase In Civil Partnerships

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published statistics relating to civil partnerships in England and Wales for 2017. The statistics appear to show an increase in civil partnerships during...