Does Our Law Reflect Changes in Our Family Units? Hear from a family law solicitor…

Families come in all shapes and sizes but does our law around families reflect this?

In this guest blog, hear from Rachel Lemon who is a Partner in the Family Team at Mundays LLP and heads up the firm’s modern families sector. Rachel explains the present law around modern families and identifies where more changes are needed…

 

On an equal footing?

Changes in society mean that the law must change in order to keep up. A prime example of this..

What To Avoid When Choosing Your Divorce Solicitor – 7 Quick Tips

In my blog How To Choose Your Divorce Solicitor you’ll see my advice on how best to find and choose the person to represent you in your divorce.

Making a bad decision could be detrimental to both your legal case as well as you personally (and perhaps financially). Your solicitor is a vital member of your support team and you need to feel confident and comfortable with them and how they are handling your case. It is possible to change..

A Divorce Consultant’s Views on No Fault Divorce

Here are my personal views on the no fault divorce campaign in England and Wales…

What are the Grounds for Divorce in England and Wales?

To make an application for divorce in England and Wales a person needs to show the court that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down“. To do this, they have to choose one of 5 factors. In short, if the couple have not been living apart for at least two years, there are only two..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help With Your Solicitor Meetings

For many people, instructing a divorce solicitor, may be their first experience of working with a solicitor. This could be a daunting prospect and it is important for the client to feel as comfortable and confident as possible with the solicitor they choose to work with.

The solicitor is a crucial member of the divorcing person’s support team during this challenging time in their life. (For information on other members I recommend for your support team, see my blog –..

How To Approach The First Meeting With Your Divorce Solicitor

Arranging to meet with your divorce solicitor for the first time can feel daunting. No one wants to find themselves in this situation and the thought of discussing the personal details of the breakdown of your marriage may feel quite uncomfortable.

However, it is crucial to obtain legal advice from a specialist family law solicitor about your situation and options. It will help you to make informed decisions about your next steps and you will have put a solicitor in..

Two ladies having a meetingHow to Choose Your Divorce Solicitor

No one gets married thinking they will ever have to face a divorce. It is a very challenging time in people’s lives and you may be feeling a bit lost and confused. It is crucial to put a good support team in place to help you navigate your divorce journey.

As well as the support from family and friends you will need to consider hiring some divorce professionals. One of the first members of your professional team should be your..

image of happy familyConscious Uncoupling: The New Way To Divorce?

On March 26th 2014, the news was littered with coverage of the announcement by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin that they have decided to divorce. But being celebs, they are not having any old divorce. Oh no, they will be “consciously uncoupling”.

All the big newspapers were covering the Paltrow/Martin announcement and discussing “conscious uncoupling”.  As a divorce consultant, I was fascinated with what at first sounded like a brand new way of conducting a divorce. I needed to learn..

Divorce – The Eight Phases of Change

This is a guest blog by Tricia Woolfrey, a hypnotherapist, coach and wellness practitioner. Tricia explains here the different phases of change people will experience when going through divorce…

Nobody goes into marriage thinking it will end – well, almost nobody.  And yet for approximately 1 in 3 marriages, that’s exactly what happens.  The result for you can be devastating ranging from low self-esteem, feelings of failure, guilt, shame, anger or bitterness.