A guide to how to get divorced under the new ‘no fault’ divorce procedure: – 3 steps: Application, Conditional Order and Final Order.
Parental responsibility is hard to define. What might be easier to state is what holding parental responsibility entitles a parent to do.
A financial settlement on divorce is an agreement between spouses on how to split their assets and liabilities, including pensions. Here is a guide on the legal process.
Collaborative divorce for couples | Many couples are looking to separate amicably, retaining control over decisions that reflect their values
When a relationship has broken down one of the most difficult issues to be dealt with can be the living arrangements for the children …
Final Divorce Order | It is a common misconception that a final divorce order (formerly decree absolute) brings divorce matters to an end.
Collaborative divorce is a process where you and your former partner commit to settling matters without going to court – a short guide.
Although it asks a lot of the clients (and the lawyers), it enables clients to look back and feel proud that they have taken control of the process.
The proponents of arbitration emphasise the privacy that it brings (particularly for clients in whom the media may be interested); the fact that if desired, the couple can select their arbitrator and the location of the arbitration hearing; and that on the day they can be guaranteed a prompt start without the Judge being occupied with other matters. The location (usually a solicitor’s office or barrister’s chambers) is generally an improvement on court waiting rooms.
One of the issues that often comes in to play is what happens to a pre-existing visit or care pattern? If a child spends every other weekend and one night each week with one parent in term time, does that carry on during the school holidays? It may be clear that it needs to be suspended when one or other parent takes the child away on an actual holiday, but what about those weeks in between when little Johnny is at a holiday club or Grandma comes to stay to help out?