Non-Resident Parents: What approach should you take when going to court about a child?

The term “non-resident parent” refers to parents who don’t live with their children, usually because the children live with the other parent instead. Non-resident parents play a very important role in their children’s lives and they don’t have any less responsibility towards their children than the resident parent. It’s a common misconception that the resident parent has more “rights” or…


Would you recognise domestic violence?

Most people think of domestic violence as being limited to physical violence. However, domestic violence is defined as 'any incident, or pattern of incidents, of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (whether psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between individuals who are associated with each other'. A quarter of women have been in an abusive relationship and one…


Silver Divorce: Is It Too Late?

Life expectancy is on the up. The average man can expect to live to 78 and the average woman can expect to achieve the grand old age of 82. Is the thought of spending 20-plus years of retirement with your spouse really that unbearable? Apparently so. So called Silver Divorces are on the increase. Over 60s are the only age…


What happens if my ex and I can’t agree the arrangements for our children?

Separation and divorce: how does it affect children? Separated parents are expected to try to resolve arrangements for their children between themselves but if that’s not possible, then an application to court for a Child Arrangements Order will be necessary. What is a 'Child Arrangements Order'? A Child Arrangements Order sets out how long children spend with each parent. It can…


The Importance of Dealing with Family Law Matters Amicably

Clients often come to us for initial advice about a divorce expecting the absolute worst. Think The First Wives Club, Kramer vs. Kramer … McCartney v Mills. It is certainly the case that, years ago, some solicitors could turn a straightforward divorce into a full-on warzone, with letters going backward and forwards at the cost of six minutes per page on…

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