January 02, 2016 | Posted by : J Morris
A recent poll by Resolution commissioned by family law organisation Resolution has gathered opinions and information from young people with experience of parental separation, revealing insights into children’s perspectives of divorce. The survey interviewed young people aged between 14 and 22 on how they felt about their involvement in their parents’ separation. The results showed that the vast majority of children (82%) would rather their parents were happy apart than unhappy together.
“Don’t stay together for a child’s sake,” said one respondent, “Better to divorce than stay together for another few years and divorce on bad terms.” Another young person ...
August 27, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
Recent reforms encouraging couples to take divorce out of court and deal with relationship disputes in regional centres via mediation have come under fire by Ann Widdecombe, who has criticised the proposal as making ‘a nonsense of marriage.’ Widdecombe believes that ‘the state should send out much stronger signals on support for marriage’, suggesting that separation has become as meaningless as ‘discarding an old carrier bag.’
Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court, called for the changes in order to relieve stress and delays in the family courts, especially in the case of uncontested divorces ...
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 ...
July 21, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
If you’re looking for a swift, flexible and confidential divorce process, then arbitration may be a good option for you. Arbitration allows you to separate and resolve financial or property disputes without the need to go to court, and is suitable for divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. This alternative method of dispute resolution has several benefits for couples who may need help in coming to a decision, and who are willing to work cooperatively with their partner to find a positive outcome.
What is arbitration?
An arbitrator is a specially trained family lawyer accredited by the Institute of Family Law
April 07, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
In case you’ve been stuck under a rock for the last week, the latest buzzword in separation and divorce is ‘Conscious Uncoupling’, cited as the method of choice for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin when they announced their recent split.
The idea of ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ has made waves in the press as a ‘new form of divorce’, but while it certainly raises awareness of the potential for non-antagonistic separation processes, the attempt to find a solution to dispute resolution that minimises damage to families is nothing new. There are several established alternatives to court divorce that offer exactly this ...