“Should I Tell My Children That Their Other Parent Cheated?”

I met with a new client today who asked a common question – “Rhiannon, should I tell the children that my wife is in a new relationship and that’s why we are separating? I don’t want to lie to them or risk my relationship with them in the future if they find out I knew and didn’t tell them.”

My advice is always – No.

The children don’t need to know (at the moment at least). Children should be given..

What Support Can You Put In Place For Your Children During Divorce?

Many of my clients worry about how their children are coping with Mum and Dad’s divorce. The parents are going through something difficult themselves and get concerned about whether the children are getting enough help.

Whilst it is good to encourage the children to speak to their parents about their thoughts and feelings about the divorce, sometimes this doesn’t happen. It can be more comfortable for the children to talk to someone who isn’t Mum or Dad; someone slightly..

The End of the Blame Game in Divorce

On Tuesday 9th April 2019 the Justice Secretary announced that divorcing couples will no longer have to appoint blame on their spouse in their divorce application.

There are to be changes made to the divorce law in England and Wales “to help reduce family conflict”.

The present law has been in place for 50 years and desperately needed updating. Today’s announcement is fantastic news after years of tireless campaigning by Resolution a national organisation of divorce professionals, to..

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 is Parental Alienation? Hear from a divorce solicitor…

Divorcing parents need to remember that, despite how they feel about each other now, they will remain in each other’s lives post-divorce because of their children. They will need to work together to create a successful co-parenting relationship.

This can prove difficult when there has been an acrimonious divorce and there is bad feeling between the divorced couple. However the couple feel about each other though, it is so important for each of them to put aside their personal..

Are you divorced and planning to take your children on holiday? Top tips here…

I do a lot of work with my clients around arrangements for the children. I advise them that is in the best interests of the children for the parents to work together to create a successful co-parenting arrangement. Part of this is to reach an agreement around a parenting plan.

Hopefully as part of the parenting plan, agreement has been reached between the parents about when each of them is to have the children for holidays. This can help..

Tips For Parenting Post-Divorce

Divorce affects the whole family.

Like Mum and Dad, the children require time and space to process their feelings about the divorce.

To help your children come to terms with the big changes to their family, parents need to put aside their personal feelings towards each other, and work together to parent the children.

 

Here are my tips:

Discuss Differences in Parenting Styles

Children need consistency to feel loved and protected. A good routine helps provide stability. Discuss with..

photo of Rhiannon FordMy TalkRadio Interview About The Brangelina Divorce

on 21st September 2016 I was interviewed on TalkRadio about the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce.

Angelina made an official announcement on 20th September that she was divorcing Brad Pitt on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences“. But she was also noted as saying it was to do with “different parenting styles”.

I was asked to give my comments on how Brangelina are handling their divorce and how issues regarding children can affect the divorce. Click on the arrow..

How To Tell The Children You Are Getting A Divorce

Once you have decided to get a divorce, there will be many issues you and your partner will need to discuss when it comes to the children(read my blog Separating Parents: Planning Arrangements For The Children for a list of the main issues you will need to consider). The first very important step is to work out how you are going to tell the children Mum and Dad are getting a divorce.

Telling the children about the divorce is..

How To Cope With Christmas When You Feel Your Marriage Is Over

Preparing for the Christmas festivities can be very stressful and can put a strain on the strongest of relationships. If your relationship is already on the rocks, coping with Christmas could seem like a daunting prospect. Are you in this position? Here are my tips on how best to cope with the festive period:

Keep your emotions under control

Do what you can to keep calm, however much your partner starts to annoy you. Avoid using alcohol to mask..