Tags: Divorce law

What is parental alienation?

March 19, 2021

Parental alienation is often in the headlines and quoted by many separated parents who are being denied time with their children. But what is ‘parental alienation’ and how do the courts deal with it?

How are family court hearings going ahead during the coronavirus pandemic?

October 20, 2020

In response to the global health pandemic and since the government placed us into a national lockdown in March 2020, court hearings have taken place remotely in most circumstances, either by telephone or video conference call. At the discretion of the court and in particular, the judge who will hear the case, some hearings have continued to take place in person.

Top ten tips if you are considering starting divorce proceedings

July 27, 2020

The number of enquiries received by our dedicated family law team have almost tripled compared to the same time last year, as marriage breakdowns have surged post-lockdown.

Contact arrangements for children as lockdown is eased

July 13, 2020

During lockdown you may have been able to agree, or needed to impose alternative arrangements for your children to spend time with or have alternative (i.e. virtual) contact with their other parent in order to keep everyone safe.

Supporting parents in the coronavirus outbreak

March 18, 2020

These are tricky times for those who are co-parenting, whether that is navigating the way through a Child Arrangements Order or a voluntary arrangement, following the ever changing guidance we are receiving due to the coronavirus outbreak.

What if there are children?

November 28, 2019

Resolution’s members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. The annual Awareness Raising Week this year focuses on cohabitation. In the spirit of promoting this theme, the Trethowans family team are writing a series of short articles to assist couples either contemplating cohabitation or perhaps facing the breakdown of their…

Is #Brexit all Boris has to contend with right now?!

July 26, 2019

The country’s divorce from Europe has shone a light on the complexities which can arise on the breakdown of a relationship. My advice, as a family lawyer, is to say plan for the worst and hope for the best!

Dividing Company Assets on Divorce: Rolling in the Deep or Water under the Bridge?

April 24, 2019

Emilie Holland, family solicitor, reviews the approach, court orders available and top tips for parties when dealing with a divorce involving company assets.

Daga v Bangur: The discretionary trust that successfully deflected a husband’s claim for a lump sum to meet his needs

April 12, 2019

An unusual example of the court’s approach to family wealth held in trust.

No Fault Divorce – Reform is finally on its way

April 10, 2019

Divorce laws in England and Wales will at long last be reformed to simplify the process and hopefully reduce hostility between separating spouses.