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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Should you time your divorce to make the most of your financial assets?

June 25, 2021 Speech Box

As I wrote here in January – contrary to many forecasts – the consequences of couples living together throughout lockdown period is that that the divorce rate is actually below the usual level compared with previous years. Ministry of Justice Read more …

Our out of date surrogacy laws are due an overhaul

June 18, 2021 Speech Box

Anyone watching the recent BBC 3 series ‘The Surrogates’ might be forgiven for thinking that surrogacy is a common way to form a family. In fact as the BBC reported in this article in 2019 in the UK the number of parental orders made Read more …

Is the Family Court failing to scrutinise the risk of harm to children in child arrangement cases?

June 8, 2021 Speech Box

I remain concerned, despite the spotlight that has been shone on issues of domestic abuse recently, that our Family Courts are still not properly airing the issues between the parents, which impact on child arrangements cases.  About 40% of cases Read more …

Mediation is a better alternative than ending up in court

June 1, 2021 Speech Box

“When I won the Golf Challenge in South Africa, I asked my wife if she’d like a designer dress or diamonds as a present?” But she said, ‘No, I want a divorce.’  “I said, ‘I wasn’t planning on spending that Read more …