Divorce And Family Articles
At Lawson-West Solicitors, we look at some of the recent Coronavirus surveys and statistics surrounding family issues and the impact of Lockdown on family life.
Thinking you know the law is a dangerous thing. Misconceptions can be shared between family members and friends leaving you with the wrong answers and the wrong approach.
When your relationship has broken down and you are contemplating splitting-up, or even divorce, there are 5 steps to help focus on what's important
The long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill concluded its passage through the House of Commons on 17 June this week, but implementation is not expected until autumn 2021.
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [nicknamed the No-Fault Divorce Bill] is due to start its Second Reading today Monday 8th June
Can I still get divorced during the Coronavirus pandemic? Yes.
This articles outlines your options when your spouse ignores the divorce petition and refuses to return the 'acknowledgment of service form'.
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.