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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Going to court to decide your divorce

September 10, 2019

One of the processes that you can use to resolve the issues in your divorce, be they financial issues or issues about your children, is going to court or “litigation”. In this article Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie examines the benefits of using the court process to help you and your partner to settle

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Surrogacy Law: Important New Developments

September 6, 2019

In this article Family Law in Partnership senior consultant Pamela Collis examines the Law Commission’s proposals to reform the law relating to surrogacy.  Surrogacy is the practice of a woman (“the Surrogate”) becoming pregnant with a child that may or may not be genetically related to her, carrying the child, and giving birth to the

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Pre-Nups, are they worth it?

September 4, 2019

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie considers the pros and cons of pre-nups (or pre-nuptial agreements). Ahead of marriages, I have negotiated dozens of pre-nups for those wanting to protect wealth and those worried at being excluded from it. “Pre-Nups” are often negotiated at times of stress, often shortly before the

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How long do I pay child maintenance for?

August 28, 2019

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie, an acknowledged specialist in the rules relating to child maintenance payments, examines when and for how long child maintenance payments are made. What triggers payment of child maintenance? Generally the payment process is started by a “resident parent” seeking child maintenance from a “non-resident parent”

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How do I broach the subject of divorce or separation with my other half?

August 14, 2019

Approaching your partner to discuss a possible separation or divorce is a huge step. Indeed, the vast majority of our clients here at Family Law in Partnership find the prospect of this initial conversation daunting, especially when they are a family of more than two. We have put together our top tips based on the

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“Treat divorce as a process – it will come to an end at some point.”

August 13, 2019

This is just one of the top tips given by contributors to our Divorce Diaries website. The website brings together the experiences of over 25 of our former clients who have been through a divorce or separation. Divorce Diaries is the brainwave of Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie. Here he explains how the

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Should I get a pre-nuptial agreement?

July 17, 2019

“Should I get a pre-nuptial agreement?” This is a question that I am asked regularly. People enter into pre-nuptial agreements for a variety of reasons: protection of inherited wealth; protection of a family business; protection of a rapidly growing new business/start-up (entrepreneurs); wanting to secure an inheritance for children of a first marriage; and/or certainty

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Can I have a share of my spouse’s pension on divorce?

May 28, 2019

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership Senior Associate Mariko Wilson and Professional Support Lawyer Carla Ditz take a look at how pensions are treated on divorce. How are assets (including pensions) divided on divorce? The division of assets (including pensions) on divorce will very much depend on the particular circumstances of your family. However,

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How to take the stress out of pre-nuptial agreements by Jo Harrison

May 13, 2019

It’s that moment when he gets down on bended knee, puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out….a pre-nuptial agreement – otherwise known as a real corker of a passion killer. Cut swiftly to the family lawyers and there is a huge pressure on them when faced with negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement. On the

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