Blog & News

Family law is always changing and evolving.

 

Whether you are an existing client or looking to get in touch, my regular blogs explore how these changes might affect you, or someone you know, with tips, insight and guidance.*

 

* The contents of these blog articles are not intended as legal advice but a general guide. For specific advice about your own situation, legal advice should always be obtained.

  • My time is very sadly coming to an end as we look forward to Alix making her return to work so I thought I would share a little about what my job has entailed here and some of things I have learned about working in a family law firm....

  • This week saw the introduction of one of the biggest reforms to divorce law in England and Wales in over fifty years. As of 6th April, separated couples now have the ability to apply for a “no-fault” divorce, without having to play the blame game. We looked at that in our earlier blog ‘Divorce: Whose Fault?’ ...

  • Contact arrangements can be a difficult situation to navigate at the best of times for parents who have separated and this can be more so when it comes to special occasions such as Mother’s Day. Whilst many separated parents will be able to agree to term time and holiday contact arrangements, often other important celebrations are overlooked. Such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and birthdays. ...

  • As an all-female family law practice, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, we thought we would take a moment to recognise some of the notable women in law who inspire us to “break the bias.” These women have broken through the bias to become ‘firsts’ in their fields and have paved the way for the next generation of young female lawyers. ...

  • This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “break the bias’. So with that in mind, we thought we would take a look back at how family law in Scotland has developed in recent years, to protect and support women in society. It’s easy to take some of these legal developments for granted, but you might be surprised how recent some of them are....

  • As part of Family Mediation Week, in our latest blog, we take a look at the alternative options available for resolving family disputes....

  • If you’re reading this, you’re probably contemplating a divorce. There might be any combination of reasons – perhaps your relationship broke down due to adultery or unreasonable behaviour. Or maybe you simply fell out of love and the relationship ran its course. Often, it’s no-one’s ‘fault’. ...

  • With the news that Covid vaccinations have begun for 12-15 year olds throughout the UK this week, this has proved to be a controversial topic which has divided opinion. Should children aged 12-15 receive the vaccination? Do children have any say in this? What happens if parents can’t agree on whether or not their child should be vaccinated?...

  • The journey to parenthood isn’t always easy. Surrogacy is one option but key changes in the law are on the horizon. Read on to learn more…...

  • Who pays when they fly the nest? Leaving school and heading off to college or university is a huge step for all – a wrench for the parent, the young person (sometimes!) and a real turning point in family life....

  • Civil Partnership Update. Are you looking to formalise your relationship in the months ahead? Is a traditional marriage not for you? If so, there is now another option to make things official. Read on...

  • Do you live with your partner? Nobody likes to imagine life without their loved one but it’s a life event we should all consider. In what is the last of my series of Cohabitation blogs...

  • If like many, lockdown has placed too much of a strain on your relationship and you decide to separate, where does that leave you financially? Read on for more information....

  • The first national “lockdown” in March 2020 caused many couples to press the accelerator on their relationship and move in together. Perhaps without giving much thought to the legal implications. One year on, in this mini-series...

  • If you are going through a separation or divorce, cost can be a big concern and many can be reluctant to ask questions about price. In her latest video, Amanda explains how much separation and divorce can cost, covering fixed fees, hourly rates...