Taking children abroad over the Christmas Holidays? Your checklist

December 11, 2019

As the festive period draws near, parents whether separated or divorced, will be looking to agree arrangements for spending time with their children over the holidays. It is not uncommon for plans to include a desire to take the children abroad. Whilst there are various practical considerations to think about (some of which will vary

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Separating families and the festive season – top tips

December 9, 2019

As we lead up to the festive season, many parents who are in the process of separating will be wondering what lies ahead and how to manage this period as best they can. Concern naturally falls to any children of the family who will inevitably wonder what Christmas and New Year will look like this

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It’s Cohabitation Awareness Week!

November 27, 2019

This week (25th – 29th November 2019) marks Resolution’s Cohabitation Awareness Week. The focus of the campaign? To highlight the need for legal reform to provide at least basic rights for cohabiting couples who separate. It comes as no surprise that many couples who cohabit do not realise that they will be treated very differently

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Brexit … and family law

November 20, 2019

An analysis of the road ahead by Family Law in Partnership director, James Pirrie. It is difficult to declare anything with certainty.  But what we can say with some degree of certainty is that the clear process for international family law cases that we have had until now is about to be changed. Whenever there is

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Agreeing Parenting Arrangements

November 18, 2019

Agreeing parenting arrangements when you separate can be a complex business. Some couples just can’t pin down the arrangements for parenting and they  need a plan for going forward, one that is: Clear Adopted and agreed [ie: with consequences if it is not kept to] And that does not cost tens of thousands of pounds

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Will I have to return to work after I divorce?

November 12, 2019

Here at Family Law in Partnership we have many clients who have sacrificed a great career in order to stay at home and look after their children. When these clients are then faced with the prospect of a divorce, they worry about whether their new financial arrangements will mean that they need to return to

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Divorce after Owens: no-fault and online

November 8, 2019

This article by associate  Nicole Phillips of Family Law in Partnership was first published in the Solicitors Journal in July 2019. Nicole considers the changes to the divorce process as a result of the well known case of Owens. The divorce laws of England and Wales have passed their 50th birthday and have not aged

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Identifying and defining harm in Children Act cases

November 6, 2019

This article by associate Hannah Greene of Family Law in Partnership was first published in the Solicitors Journal in May 2019. Hannah considers the role of the fact-finding hearing and the concept of “harm” in Children Act cases.  The structure of the family court process is shaped towards settlement and parties are encouraged to resolve

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Relocating abroad with a child after separation

November 1, 2019

In this blog associate Hannah Greene examines the implications and factors needed to be taken into account if relocating with a child abroad. A number of global corporations with a UK base have announced that due to the political climate they are making plans to move their headquarters to other countries. In the meantime, other companies

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Can I date when I’m going through a divorce?

September 23, 2019

Many clients ask us the question – Can I date while I’m going through my divorce? The simple answer is yes, you can date when you are divorcing but you need to be aware that it may have an impact on your relationship with your former partner and possibly on the overall financial settlement. Here

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