Why you need to avoid comparing situations during your divorce

Divorce is not uncommon. Currently around 42% of marriages end in divorce in the UK. However, it is not something that people know much about until they have to go through it. When couples do split and divorce becomes inevitable, it is normal for each spouse to seek advice and reassurance from those they know… Continue Reading

How to stay healthy after a divorce

Divorce will affect every aspect of your life in the immediate aftermath. With time you will be able to move on from most things, unless you allow your divorce to affect your health. At the most serious end of the spectrum, stress from divorce can be attributed to strokes and heart attacks, but even at… Continue Reading

How to explain parental absence to a young child

Lone parents to very young children have a lot of responsibility to cope with.  One of the most difficult things is explaining the absence of the other parent to your child as they start to notice a difference between their family and that of their peers. This could be once they start nursery or primary… Continue Reading

5 things to avoid after your divorce

Being newly divorced is an unsettling experience. It is easy to feel lost and not know which direction your life should now go in. There is no right or wrong way to recover from a divorce and everyone’s situation is unique. Yet there are some behaviours and actions that can harm your recovery process. Here… Continue Reading

How to move on after a divorce

It is not an overstatement to say that a divorce is like a death. Anyone who has gone through a stressful and unwelcome divorce will need time to grieve. There is a grief for what has been lost, a grief for the future plans and a grief for the affect on the family. Not giving… Continue Reading

Are Pre-Nuptial Agreements Legal in England and Wales?

Pre-nuptial agreements, or pre-nups, are growing in popularity. They are often a feature of high profile, celebrity or high net worth divorces and discussed in the media. However, in England and Wales they are not legally binding. This can come as a surprise to divorcing couples who have signed a pre-nup. Should you still get… Continue Reading

How to maintain contact with grandchildren after the parents’ divorce

Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple, but also the children and extended family. Any grandparents who have had reduced contact with grandchildren after the parents have divorced will know this keenly. However, the law is on the side of grandparents and recognises the rights of children to have relationships with their grandparents, even if contact… Continue Reading

Situations when you may need a family lawyer after a divorce

Once your divorce is completed it is time to move forward with your life to better things and to wave good bye to your divorce lawyer and the family law courts. However, there are times when you may need to seek legal advice again after your divorce, as situations change and your children grow. Change… Continue Reading

Can a biological father claim parental responsibility after the mother’s death?

There are many different family set ups throughout England and Wales and many different legal aspects to consider. Family law covers a wide variety of situations and many of our queries are about children and confusion over parental responsibility of the biological father. Parental Responsibility All mothers automatically have parental responsibility of their children. Fathers… Continue Reading