Surrogacy has been announced by the Law Commission as one of the areas of outdated law to be tackled in its’ 13th Programme of Reform. This is huge news for campaigners and lawyers who have experienced first-hand the unfairness and heartache often caused by the current, outdated, legal position.
Archives for 2017
Imagine, in the course of negotiating your divorce settlement, you tell your partner that they can keep one of their biggest assets and they don’t have to give you anything in return. Doesn’t sound like a good idea, does it? [Read more…] about You Keep Yours and I’ll Keep Mine
As family lawyers, if Dr Foster shows us one thing then it is exactly how you do not co-parent children following on from a separation.
If you are in the process of separating then The Supreme Court decision on McDonald v McDonald could have a huge impact on how your assets should be divided.
When is a child a qualifying child and so within the jurisdiction of the Child Maintenance Service?
Valentine’s Day can be an especially difficult time for those recently separated. As social media fills with posts from those still happily besotted it can make you wonder – what would happen if we got back together?
The scene in Love Actually where Emma Thomson’s character receives a Joni Mitchell CD for Christmas is heart-breaking. Shortly before she had discovered an expensive necklace in her husband’s pocket and is faced with the realisation that he is buying expensive and thoughtful gifts for another woman and not for her.
The Christmas trees have been taken down, the cards sent to the recycling centre and as children start returning to school the sad reality of a New Year is that it often brings with it a resolution to end an unhappy relationship or marriage.