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Category Archives: Divorce

Mediation: A different method of divorce

Sadly, around 40% of marriages end in divorce, and choosing to legally end a marriage is a difficult and highly emotional time. The actual process of divorce and separation is relatively straight forward and some couples are now opting to complete the legal dissolution of their marriage with little help from divorce solicitors, some using…
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Get married after 25 to reduce risk of divorce

According to the National Center for Health Statistics in America, around 60% of marriages where couples are between 20 and 25 when they say their vows end in divorce. That is a scary statistic. But, like all statistics, this needs to be taken with a pinch of salt as we reported previously that older couples…
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Divorce is not the end of a relationship

When you think of divorce you think that the choice to file for it is to end a relationship. This is essentially what divorce is, a dissolving of marriage and a legal end to marriage. Divorce can bring an end to a type of relationship between couples, but when children are involved, it becomes more…
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Divorce and Separation: 3 year ditch is the new 7 year itch

A recent survey conducted by Netmums has found that couples are more likely to split after 3 years together rather than the after 7, dubbed the 7 year itch. Having children has been stated as putting the greatest strain on relationships (40% of survey answers said). This could be linked to couples entering relationships later…
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Why Mediation Service is a winning formula

Swain & Co Solicitors Mediation Service has helped couples to avoid court and expensive disputes by working together to sort out children and financial matters. Samantha Lee of Swain & Co says, “As a Mediator I do not take sides and provide a neutral environment for couple to discuss and reach agreements without the additional…
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Katie Price is getting married again. Should she get a pre-nup?

Former glamour model, singer and business woman, Katie Price, announces plans this week to marry her Argentinian boyfriend, Leandro Penna, should she be thinking about a pre-nup? Price has been married twice already and although they say "third time lucky", she may be tempted to enter into a pre-nup. Love her or hate her, there’s…
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Children needing adopting face delays

Ofsted have said that the most significant cause of delay for children needing adoption is the length of time taken to complete court proceedings. The Right on Time report has revealed that it takes an average of 14 months to complete care proceedings. These report findings have been based on a survey of 9 local…
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Divorce could leave poorer partners struggling in legal aid cuts

With the impending cuts on legal aid, which will see the removal of nearly all family advice, the prospect of divorcing well off partners may mean that spouses are left seriously out of pocket. This may lead to more people ending up in family courts without representation or any proper advice. Yet again, Legal Aid…
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Urge for Divorce Law Reform

At the annual conference of Resolution, Sir Nicholas Wall, the president of the High Court Family Division said that he saw no good arguments against no-fault divorce, believing that this need to ascertain blame is out-dated in today’s society. Samantha Lee, specialist Family lawyer for Swain & Co. says “In the past it has been…
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