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How do pre-nuptial agreements work?

March 19, 2019 Speech Box

If you are getting married in the near future, your preparations may include obtaining advice on whether a pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) is advisable. What is a pre-nuptial agreement? This is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage. Read more …

Spousal Maintenance – where are we now?

March 7, 2019 Speech Box

Most of my clients are understandably anxious about whether they will be expected to pay, (or will receive) spousal maintenance for the rest of their lives after divorce. This is not always an easy question to answer with certainty at Read more …

What is Emotional Abuse ?

November 21, 2018 Speech Box

Since March 2013 the government has been trying to ensure that there is cross-government agreement on what constitutes domestic violence and abuse. Domestic abuse is no longer confined to physical abuse but extended to include all manner of incidents or Read more …

Tools for detecting parental alienation

October 22, 2018 Speech Box

Cafcass (the department of social workers assisting the family courts) has produced a new set of tools contained in what they have called The Child Impact Assessment Framework so that all those involved in disputes involving children can gain a Read more …

Parental Alienation

September 24, 2018 Speech Box

Parental alienation is a label that is being applied more frequently than ever before in cases that involve high conflict disputes about children. On separation, arrangements will need to be made dealing with who the children will spend time with and Read more …

Narcissistic Abuse

September 7, 2018 Speech Box

I feel it’s time to write about something that I feel very strongly about. It is a very frightening situation for a lot of people that I meet in my line of work, yet very often it is not acknowledged by Read more …

Guest blog: A Divorce Consultant’s Views on the No Fault Divorce Campaign

July 23, 2018 Speech Box

Rhiannon Ford, a Divorce Consultant & Coach explores her views on the No Fault Divorce Campaign Having previously worked as a divorce solicitor, I now run a divorce consultancy service. I provide guidance and support to individuals, both men and Read more …

Civil partnerships for all (or for no one)?

July 5, 2018 Speech Box

At the end of June 2018 the Supreme Court handed down a judgment saying that heterosexual couples should have the same right as same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships. Since December 2005 same sex couples have had the Read more …

Big Money Divorces continued …

June 4, 2018 Speech Box

There were articles in the press recently about the rather large order made in the case of Camilla and Gerard Versteegh. The husband is described as “a property tycoon” as well as in the initial proceedings heard before Sir Peter Read more …

BBC1’s The Split – Episode 1

May 1, 2018 Speech Box

I have promised myself that I will watch each episode of The Split, BBC1’s shiny new legal drama diligently, try hard not to fault the actual legal bits they get wrong, and blog non-legalistically about it all, so here goes. Read more …