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..

young child opening christmas presentsTips For Christmas For Divorced Parents: Part 2

Christmas is a very busy time of year, particularly for divorced parents. There is lots to think about to help ensure the children have a lovely time.

Here are my top tips for how best to approach the arrangements:

Allow plenty of time for discussions

You will need to reach agreement with your ex about the arrangements, so allow some time for discussions to  take place. Don’t leave it to the last minute and then have to rush..

young girl decorating christmas treeTips For Christmas For Divorced Parents: Part 1

The first Christmas since your separation may seem a distant memory. You may have dragged yourself through it, whilst in the midst of the divorce process, or perhaps still recovering from the shock of the separation. Moving forward though, you will want to think about putting some structure in place for Christmas and arrangements for the children:

Types of Arrangements

There is no set formula for how this should be approached. It comes down to what works best for your..

The Benefits of Having Pets For Children Coping with Divorce

As a huge animal lover, I have always appreciated the value of having pets in my life. I grew up surrounded by animals and our pets were very much part of the family. Loving and caring for animals is a great lesson for children growing up. In addition, the value of the unconditional love a pet can provide a child (or adult for that matter) cannot be underestimated.