At this time of year our attention is focused on family – gathering together to celebrate, to spend time with loved ones and cherish those moments of peace, serenity and comfort. Unfortunately not all will be able to enjoy the festive period, due to the breakdown of a relationship with their partner or husband…

 You may be about to begin separating from your partner, spouse or civil partner. You may be experiencing difficulty in agreeing arrangements for your children. However, what I can be sure of is, that if you are reading this article, you are interested in how the recent changes to the family law rules may affect…

Ten Reasons to Choose Collaborative Practice – explaining why Collaborative Practice can be a positive choice for individuals going through divorce, dissolution or separation.

Self help: Preparation

If you are facing divorce or separation and you are involved in a dispute regarding money, property or children I would advise you to: Think Deeply, Reflect, Own Your Own Story. What I am actually asking you to do here is begin to think like a lawyer from the beginning. I can hear you say, “but isn’t that what I’m paying you for?” which is fine, but…bear with.

Points of principle, in divorce proceedings, or indeed any legal proceedings, mean that you are taking the case forward to court on the basis that you feel morally ‘in-the-right’. You may intend to (metaphorically) bash your ex-partner over the head on this point, in court, in the hope that a Judge will agree with you on moral grounds in addition to (or quite possibly, rather than) legal ones.