March 23, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
The end of a marriage doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your family – when you have children, it’s important to work together with your ex to minimise the impact of separation. Collaborative family law is an effective out-of-court method of dispute resolution for parents, encouraging them to work through their differences and pave the way for successful co-parenting in the future.
Choosing to separate out of court gives parents a far better chance of a positive relationship with each other afterwards as it offers the chance to come to their own decisions about the division of assets ...
August 15, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Justice Minister Simon Hughes recently spoke at the Family Justice Young People’s Board ‘Voice of the Child’ conference, recognising the group’s calls to allow children and young people to have more of a say on what happens to them within the family justice system.
The young people’s representative group have drawn attention to the fact that children are too often ‘pushed and pulled’ through the family justice system, and given very few choices regarding their future. The government is now committed to ensuring that children over the age of ten will be involved in family court hearings in England in Wales, with the opportunity to make their views known to judges.
At the second annual FJYPB – ‘Voice of the Child’ conference, ...
January 10, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
A recent report by parenting website Netmums revealed that divorcing parents may not be aware of the impact their separation has on their children. A survey of 1,000 parents and 100 children suggested many families find it hard to communicate their feelings about divorce, leaving children unable to speak up about their feelings. The report displayed a worrying discrepancy between the perspectives of parents and children following a separation.
From the children’s point of view, almost half of respondents felt as if they had to hide their feelings from their parents, while 14% said they weren’t able to be honest about ...