Self-representation, lockdown & mediation: our round-up of news for January 2021
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:
Hybrid mediation can help you avoid lengthy court delays and costs in your divorce, separation or family issues. With your family lawyer by your side in a separate room, and a mediator relaying information, you have access to legal advice right when you need it most.
Single or separated, and juggling the needs of home schooling the kids and working from home? Our latest article is packed with tips on how to achieve a balance through co-parenting with your ex, and links to sources of help.
Worries about how lockdown affects your child arrangements after divorce or separation? Our article updates you on the latest rules on child arrangement orders, co-parenting, selling the family home, schooling and more.
Tempted to represent yourself in court on a family matter or for your divorce? Read this first!
Managing Director Rita Gupta examines why the DIY option for your day in court could cost you dearly both financially and in terms of your mental health.
From our social media:
There's a Zoom interview with Baroness Hale, that explores the highlights of her career to date and her thoughts on the future.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many providers and advisers moved quickly to implement digital signatures and get the administration side of the advice process online.
If you have a child maintenance decision, which you want to have recognised and enforced in an EU country from 1 January 2021, contact your nearest Maintenance Enforcement Business Centre as soon as possible.
More details about the changes can be found here.
Interesting article on an Australian study, has found women’s violence is underpinned by different motivations and dynamics to those of violent men. And therefore leading to the need for different 'behavioural change programs'.
The changes that have happened over the last year. Finalising via 'Zoom'.
There is great advice in this realistic article on how to approach home schooling and “ideas to help children learn that you can fit around the edges of working from home.”
On what the "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" star learned most from going through divorce so many times "is to let go. To try to find a way to communicate and keep what was good in the relationship."
Victims’ commissioner says current legislation minimises seriousness of ‘domestic terror tactic’.
Concerned about children moving between the homes of separated parents in the latest national lockdown? The House of Commons published a paper which gives answers.
“My view of the role is to advise government but never step back from applying pressure. My job is to bring things to light.”
Let's hope she does make good changes for domestic abuse victims both women and men.
In her new book called Big Girl Pants, the author shares her personal diaries throughout her divorce journey and her advice on how to have an amicable split.
Solicitors do outstanding work too and it's good to be recognised.
Difficult and malicious behaviour exhibited by one party during financial remedy proceedings can be punished with adverse costs orders, an adjustment of the asset division, or both.