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Domestic abuse – help is out there

With calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline up by 80% in June as restrictions ease, there is a surge in people seeking refuge places to escape their abusers. Family Solicitor, Simon Walker discusses the rise in allegations of domestic abuse or controlling coercive behaviour and where to go for help if you need it….

Introducing the ‘No-Fault’ Divorce

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is set to become reality after it received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020 as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. So if you are considering divorce, what are the benefits for you and is it worth waiting for the new law to come into effect? Why did the…

Has lockdown forced you to separate again?

Exiting a relationship is always tricky and takes us through a journey of bereavement whether we are the one that is leaving or the one who is being left. The process of bereavement requires us to enter into various stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For many couples this year who having made…

How will social distancing affect the Family Court?

While lockdown is starting to ease it is becoming clear that the need for social distancing will continue for many months to come.  With this in mind, Victoria Cobham looks at a recent report ‘The Road Ahead’ by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, setting out how the Family Court in England…

Has lockdown got you thinking divorce?

  We are all spending a lot more at time at home with our family and while many are enjoying this time, for some lockdown has highlighted incompatibilities that have them contemplating divorce. While the last few months are definitely unprecedented and would put even the most solid relationship under pressure, if you don’t think…

Domestic abuse – help is out there

With calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline up by 49% in the weeks since lockdown began, Family Solicitor, Victoria Cobham discusses the signs of domestic abuse and where to go for help if you need it. Domestic abuse can take many forms and does not necessarily have to include physical violence. It is a pattern…

Is now the right time to agree a pension sharing order?

In uncertain time such as these many people who are going through divorces are wondering whether now is the time to be agreeing a pension sharing order. Much depends upon the type of schemes they have. In this article, Family Partner, Rebecca Silcock discusses the different types of schemes and the implications for both parties….

How does Coronavirus affect contact with my children?

Last night, the Prime Minister announced new rules on staying at home and away from others. This morning, there has already been conflicting messages in the media regarding what impact these new rules have on separated parents. In short, the government has recognised that it may be necessary, for children who are under 18, to…

FAQs – Can I vary my financial order?

When a financial agreement is reached during the divorce process, it is based on a set of facts at a certain point in time. However, what happens if there are changes in circumstances following an order being made? Elizabeth Dowler and Rebecca Silcock, in the Family team, explain when it may be appropriate to vary…

FAQs – What might happen to the family farm if we divorce?

The breakdown of a relationship can be an upsetting and difficult time for all involved. Associate Solicitor Victoria Cobham (née Strode) discusses the issues surrounding a divorce where a family farm is involved and how it can be particularly challenging, where the way of life will often have been passed down through the generations, and…