December 10, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Our Maidenhead and Beaconsfield offices will be closing at midday on the 23rd of December for the Christmas holidays, so if you’re in need of advice or services this month please get in touch within plenty of time! We will re-open at 8.30am on the 5th of January. If you’re mid-case, don’t worry – we will make sure that any outstanding action will have been sorted before we close, and nothing will happen over the Christmas period that will require further attention.
We hope you have a great festive period and can look back on 2014 with a sense of achievement, whether you’ve made major life changes, moved house, settled financial affairs, or started a ...
September 26, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
An estimated two thirds of divorce cases currently within the family courts involve one party who is does not have the representation of a lawyer. The newly appointed chair of Resolution Jo Edwards has expressed concerned that cuts to legal aid and overcrowded public courts have resulted in increasing numbers of couples finding themselves without legal support.
"People are just giving up and not seeing their children because they don't know how to go about it," Edwards commented. With the courts stretched to their limit, the process is becoming ever more protracted as separating couples attempt to work out settlements and custody issues without the experience necessary to do so.
"People who represent themselves are not negotiating,” ...
August 23, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
Communication during a divorce can be extremely difficult, especially when you have to explain such an emotional situation to children. Whatever else you say, you must make sure your kids understand that even though you will no longer be together as parents, it doesn’t mean that you don’t love them, and make it very clear that it is not your children's fault. A mediator-solicitor is an excellent choice for separating parents as they offer advice, support, and a practical method of divorce that keeps the needs of children and the family in mind at all times. Your mediator will also be able ...