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How modern relationships are changing

How modern relationships are changing

Published: 13th December 2019

Perhaps it is less true that relationships are changing and more true to say that people and the law are becoming more open about realities such as cohabitation, divorce, civil partnerships and the need for fostering and adoption.

Co-parenting tips post divorce - How shared care can work

Co-parenting tips post divorce - How shared care can work

Published: 19th September 2019

A divorce is often a very difficult time for everybody involved; however, when there are children involved, they have to be the main priority. Co-parenting is a must following your divorce, yet you may well have your reservations about doing so, based on several different factors.

A guide to protecting your business and assets in divorce

A guide to protecting your business and assets in divorce

Published: 17th September 2019

It's always wise to plan for every possibility in the future - otherwise, you could be left high-and-dry while the business you worked tirelessly to build is sold for next to nothing to satisfy your partner’s demands. We look at ways to protect your busniness assets in divorce.

How to spot the signs of coercive control and an abusive relationship

How to spot the signs of coercive control and an abusive relationship

Published: 16th September 2019

It is recognised that there are many forms of abuse and coercive control in addition to the signs of physical violence. We've put together a brief guide to the five key signs of domestic abuse in relationships.

Four lessons that divorce can teach children

Four lessons that divorce can teach children

Published: 2nd September 2019

As a parent, protecting your child is almost certainly the most important responsibility that you have when giving them the gift of life. Very often, though, there are certain things in life that you simply cannot protect them from, and one of those is divorce.

The signs of parental abuse: The effects and the steps you can take to resolve it

The signs of parental abuse: The effects and the steps you can take to resolve it

Published: 26th August 2019

Parental abuse can take many forms whether that is manipulation, the threat of violence, controlling behaviour, actual physical violence, emotional or verbal abuse and also financial abuse. Parental abuse is definedas any harmful act executed by a child in order to gain power and control over a parent in the household.

The most common mistakes in divorce for high net worth individuals

The most common mistakes in divorce for high net worth individuals

Published: 19th August 2019

Divorce is always a very difficult period of time for all involved, with various different disputes making the battle of divorce drag on for often a very long time. However, for divorce proceedings that involve high net worth individuals, the whole process can sometimes be even harder, given that there is so much on the line.

4 tips to help stay positive when going through a divorce

4 tips to help stay positive when going through a divorce

Published: 13th August 2019

Divorce can be one of the most distressing periods in anyone's life and during this time, emotions are heightened and negative thoughts can cloud your view of the situation, which is why it's important to remain positive throughout the divorce process not only for your own well-being, but also for your children.

New plans being considered to convert traditional marriages to civil partnerships

New plans being considered to convert traditional marriages to civil partnerships

Published: 23rd July 2019

Ministers in England and Wales are considering plans to allow opposite-sex couples to convert their marriages into civil partnerships, as well as extending civil partnerships so they are open to all couples.

YouGov survey on shared parental rights sparks calls for a presumption in law

YouGov survey on shared parental rights sparks calls for a presumption in law

Published: 27th June 2019

Shared parental rights campaigners have called for a presumption in law that children will spend equal time with each parent in the event of divorce or separation, following a YouGov survey which highlights that the general public share the same view.

Law Commission report proposes surrogacy law reforms

Law Commission report proposes surrogacy law reforms

Published: 11th June 2019

A new report from the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission has proposed changes to surrogacy laws that will allow intended parents to assume the same status as legal parents following the birth of the child.

Number of reported forced marriage cases increased 47% in 12 months

Number of reported forced marriage cases increased 47% in 12 months

Published: 28th May 2019

The Force Marriage Unit (FMU) have revealed that the number of cases which required their advice or support has risen by 47% in 2018 when compared to the previous year.

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