No-fault divorce – Where are we now?

No-fault divorce – Where are we now?

By Kim Mapperson, Solicitor In the UK currently, people wishing to divorce must prove that their marriage has irretrievably broken down, this must be based on one of 5 grounds for divorce: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, or extended periods of separation;...
New Family Law – at a standstill

New Family Law – at a standstill

Parliament’s website has confirmed that the dissolution of parliament and the forthcoming election means that the long awaited Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will not be progressed at this time, leading to substantial delays...
“Mum, Dad: We Need To Talk”

“Mum, Dad: We Need To Talk”

By Louise Martin, Head of Family & Family MediatorI attended a course recently on Child Inclusive Mediation at which a woman in her 20s, now a successful professional working in the city, gave a brief address to the delegates on her experience of her parents’...
New divorce law on the horizon

New divorce law on the horizon

New divorce law on the horizon  Last month we received the monumentus news that, after almost 50 years of divorce law, there is to be reform. Justice secretary David Gauke said he had listened to calls for reform and ‘firmly believe now is the right time to end...
Divorce and separation: Tips and guidance

Divorce and separation: Tips and guidance

A divorce can be amicable and can run smoothly if handled with a measure of understanding and an insightful and thorough approach during what can be a difficult time, and in sensitive circumstances. Here is some basic guidance on things to do: • Engage in mediation...