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Full disclosure, No-fault, & Podcasts: our round-up of news for April 2020

If you missed what we’ve been sharing last month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

From our blog:

Anything to declare? The importance of full disclosure in divorce

hand of cards - full disclosure during divorce

 

The Goddard-Watts case shows the importance of full and frank disclosure of your financial information both at the start and during your divorce proceedings.

 

No-fault divorce: is it worth the wait?

woman waiting for divorce bill

 

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill finally offers separating spouses a true 'no-fault' divorce. But with the ongoing delays in parliament due to the current health emergency, is it worth delaying your divorce just for this option? LGFL Rita Gupta gives her insights into this new Bill, including a sting in the tail regarding the time this new 'no-fault' divorce will take.

 

 

 

How to get the new LGFL podcast “The Modern Family Lawyer”

 

Full details on how to listen to our brand new podcast "The Modern Family Lawyer" and subscribe for free.

 

 

 

Lockdown Magazine

 

Digital Mag - How lockdown is placing a strain on families and relationships - our brand new article for Stay Connected Digital Magazine in their inaugural edition.

 

 

 

From our social media:

How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries

A great TED Talk on co-parenting.

 

Blackstone barristers team up with education charity to create ‘Women in Law’ children’s book

This book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which received Royal Assent on December 23 1919, and removed the barriers for women to enter the legal profession.

 

Weathering the emotional storms of a crisis

Some ideas to help cope in this uncharted territory of Covid-19. Emotional health during the Coronavirus Crisis: How to cope with anxiety and manage stress at work.

 

Interactive heatmap: which courts are open

Law Society president Simon Davis said: Courts must be able to reopen once this crisis abates. We must be wary to avoid any risk of significant and permanent damage to the public’s ability to access justice.

 

Signing a will during the pandemic

Some common questions & answers on writing wills during the pandemic, from the FT.

 

Police guidance on reasonable reasons to be away from your home during lockdown

A ‘cooling off’ period may be helpful if you need to remove yourself from a volatile situation at home.

 

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore self-isolate together with their children 20 years after divorce

Amicable divorce means that you can self isolate with your ex of 20 years.

 

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children

This is an excellent book for young children with some illustrations from a very well known illustrator !

 

Judge rules on Adele's £140 million divorce settlement

Adele keeps her privacy for divorce settlement

 

Your place or mine? Coronavirus forces couples to choose

An interesting effect of the Coronavirus status. Fast-tracking relationships.

 

Coronavirus lockdown has sparked a 'horrifying global surge in domestic violence'

While the figures for domestic violence across the world rise, there are places to turn for help.

 

New bill to close gap in domestic abuse law introduced

Northern Ireland's new bill: The Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill creates a new offence which covers controlling and coercive behaviour against a partner, former partner or family member.

 

AND FINALLY

How will arrangements affecting my children stand during #COVID-19?
Director Rita Gupta & Jennifer Lee, Counsel at Pump Court Chambers have the answers in our new video series, “3 Questions”!