No Fault Divorce

New Year, New Grounds. It is no secret that January can be a busy month in Family law with statistically higher divorce applications. Whether 2022 will see that being the case remains to be seen but what can be seen, is a new way of proceeding. From 6th April 2022 the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation […]

If it’s good enough for Bill…

Bill divorce

Mr and Mrs Gates are sadly parting ways. The emotional and legal costs of divorce can be high and it is in interesting that a Separation Agreement has been decided as a route forward for them. Whether you have billions in the bank of £2.50 until pay day, reaching agreement and keeping your costs low […]

Mediation

Mediation

Legal Advice and Mediation This week is National Mediation week and family law bodies such as Resolution, www.resolution.org.uk  are promoting the benefits of mediation when separating or making arrangements following relationship breakdowns. What is mediation? Mediation is a way of discussing the arrangements between you with an independent third party who can direct the conversations […]

Does legal advice bring about a ‘good’ divorce?

Research carried out by The Times showed that the number of people representing themselves in divorce disputes has increased from 35% to 57% in the last five years. An increase in DIY divorces and the connected issues such as finances and arrangements for children are entering the courts without any legal assistance or representation. Why? […]