Part Two: How Should We Arrange Shared-Care Parenting?

January 24, 2020

In the second part of this article (the first part of which can be found here) James Pirrie looks at the form co-parenting arrangements might take. Part 2: Models In the first part of the article, I looked at some of the early-period fears that are common for parents working out care of their children. 


Part One: How should we arrange shared-care parenting?

January 23, 2020

As a separated or divorced parent, discussing and ultimately organising the best parenting arrangements for your children will be a priority. Director, James Pirrie of Family Law in Partnership provides an overview of how best to approach these arrangements with part two of the article providing structures that have worked well for other parents.  Part


Could Arbitration Help Avoid The Blame Game?

January 22, 2020

The welfare checklist does not include “meanness” A lot of the correspondence we receive when working out parenting arrangements would be enough to send us scurrying back to the text of the Children Act muttering “Mean .. there must be a paragraph which requires the court to take into account whether someone has been mean


Marriage Story: A review (of sorts) by an English matrimonial solicitor – lessons to learn?

January 20, 2020

Marriage Story (2019; cert 15, 2h 17min) Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach Warning: contains spoilers  Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Marriage Story, has been well received – it is nominated for 6 Oscars and 5 BAFTAs. There are certainly great performances but is there anything for those going through separation / divorce to learn? Are


New year new start – a chance to reflect on how your divorce is going

January 13, 2020

As part of our “New Year, New Start” series of blogs, here is our third piece in which Jo Harrison, a Counsellor and Family Consultant at Family Law in Partnership discusses the importance of reflecting on how your divorce is progressing. This blog is a simple short call out to ask – do you want


What does New Year mean to you?

January 8, 2020

As part of our “New Year, New Start” series of blogs, here is our second piece in which Ruth Smallacombe, a senior accredited mediator and counsellor, practice consultant and trainer of mediators, lawyers and therapists at Family Law in Partnership discusses what the New Year means for individuals, particularly those already at a stressful point


Fail-proof New Year resolutions for family connection

January 6, 2020

As part of our “New Year, New Start” series of blogs, we start with a piece surrounding New Year Resolutions where our guest writter, Melissa Hood of The Parent Practice, discusses realistic goals towards becoming more positive and more connected with your children. This is a guest blog by Melissa Hood of The Parent Practice.


The Impact of Video Games on Families

December 18, 2019

There is no doubt that in modern society many children enjoy playing computer games, particularly online. Statistics show that in the United Kingdom, children aged between 12 and 15 spend on average 14 hours a week gaming. An enormous 95% of parents are worried about the impact gaming has on their children. The issue of


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


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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