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Category Archives: Family Law

Domestic abuse during Coronavirus

When staying at home is more dangerous than the virus - Domestic abuse during the coronavirus With the UK now on lockdown domestic abuse victims are finding that they now have no escape from an abuser. The Government acknowledges the risk to domestic abuse victims during this hard time. If you are a victim of…
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Child Arrangements during Coronavirus Crisis

Child Arrangements during Coronavirus Crisis On March 23 2020, the Prime Minister made an announcement which put the UK on lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This in turn advises everyone to stay at home where possible. If you have a child arrangements order which means you/your ex-partner must leave the home to…
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Will My Hearing Still Take Place?

Will My Hearing Still Take Place? On the 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister made an announcement which placed the UK on Lockdown. But what if you have a hearing? Where does this leave you? Do you still need to go to court? The President of the Family Division issued guidance on all court hearings.…
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Stay at home – Save Lives

Stay at home – Save Lives Stay at home – save lives - this is the advice of the Government to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. But what if you do not feel safe at home. Whether you are shielding, safe-isolating or social distancing there is a real risk to those who are having…
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Corona Cohabitees

Your place or mine? Are you cohabiting because of coronavirus? This week the Government gave couples a choice – live together or spend the next few weeks apart. Many couples have made the quick decision to cohabit without having the opportunity to think through the pros and cons of doing so. Couples who choose to…
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Domestic Violence deaths highest level in 5 years

Domestic Violence deaths highest level in 5 years In the UK, the amount of people who died as a result of domestic violence hit its highest level in 5 years. 173 people were killed in domestic violence incidents. The BBC obtained data from 43 police forces in the UK. Both men and women are victims…
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Divorce: The daily grind of life can spark marital dissatisfaction

Divorce: The daily grind of life can spark marital dissatisfaction Often when we think of divorce, it’s thought that big betrayals such as affairs, addiction and abuse drive marriages apart. More often it is the daily grind of life that sparks dissatisfaction in marriages – the money troubles, childcare, household running. It is easy to…
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Divorce lawyers brace themselves as summer holidays come to end

Divorce lawyers brace themselves as summer holidays come to end As August comes to a close and we look to the children heading back to the school, many divorce lawyers are bracing for a busy September. But why? Couples typically think that having the summer holidays will enable them more time together to work on…
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Domestic abuse: What is Gaslighting

Domestic abuse: What is Gaslighting Domestic abuse is the term to address the fact that abusive relationships are not just about physical violence. It is a term that covers financial abuse, coercive control, psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, harassment and stalking as well as online and digital abuse. What is Gaslighting? The origins of…
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5 Divorce Myths dispelled

5 Divorce Myths dispelled With divorce so heavily in the news at the moment due to reforms being discussed, we thought it wise to look at some common divorce myths. You can divorce because you are unhappy Whilst this might be the reason, being unhappy cannot be used as a grounds for divorce. Currently, the…
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