Divorce And Family Articles
Following this week’s announcement regarding school closures teamed with the need for social distancing and isolation, family lawyers are being asked how best to manage arrangements for children with separated parents.
Last year, journalist Freddy McConnell, who is now legally recognised as male and has undergone gender reassignment, lost the right to be named his child’s father at the High Court. This week, he has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.
Deciding to make an appointment with a family lawyer, is not usually a decision that you make lightly. You might have had some initial telephone contact and done your own research, but it is really a face-to-face meeting that will give you the most appropriate advice to manage your relationship issues.
Earlier this week, details were unveiled of an ‘enhanced’ version of the Domestic Abuse Bill. The Bill was first introduced in July 2019, but progress was halted because of September’s unlawful prorogation of parliament and December’s general election.
In the event of a relationship breakdown many believe that cohabiting couples have the same protection as married couples or couples in a civil partnership, but this is simply not true.
Simon Davis, President of The Law Society, comments on No-Fault Divorce in the UK and the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill
With just over a week since the United Kingdom left the European Union, Emma Piff, Head of the Family Law team at Lawson-West, looks at the impact this is expected to have on Family Law.
Emma Piff, Head of Family, looks at the status of No-Fault Divorce legislation and the implications of the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill currently under review by the House of Lords
We have just had Christmas and blink, before we know it, February half term will be here. With this in mind Emma Piff, Head of the Family team at Lawson-West Solicitors has put together some hints and tips to help individuals navigate the school holidays as a separated parent.
For many, the cat or the dog sits at the heart of the family unit, they are loved by all and have a unique bond with each member of the family. When a relationship breaks down deciding on the fate of the pet can prove to be one of the hardest decisions.
Useful facts about how a business is treated in a relationship split
To Wed, or Not to Wed - that's the question. Why Do You Need a Pre-Nup?
For separated parents, Christmas and the festive season can be a conflict where contact arrangements are involved and arguments about who gets to see the children on Christmas Day
After Christmas, employees not only have to deal with a poor relationship on a personal level, they also have to come into work and continue to act professionally despite the emotional turmoil going on in their head.