No-fault & good divorce, pre-nups, children and Christmas: our round-up of news for November 2018

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:

No-fault divorce; why a new consultation is long overdue

End of the road signA new government consultation will "Call for the existing fault-based system of establishing marriage breakdown to be abolished.”

New law to allow civil partnerships for heterosexual couples

couple signing a pre-nup for civil partnership

Civil partnerships will soon be available as an option to all couples, granting almost equal rights as a married couple. So, just as couples should consider a pre-nup before they marry, we're encouraging couples to create a pre-CP agreement.

Our article explains why.


Why Christmas is difficult for separated families - and how advanced planning can helpChildren at Christmas

Excellent information and advice on making child arrangements for you and your ex for Christmas 2018 in our latest article.




Good Divorce week and no fault divorces; why it’s good for everyonechild with split photo of parents, divorce

Why we're 100% behind Resolution's Good Divorce Week and their campaign to help limit the impact of divorcing parents on their children.

From our social media:

Research indicates that at least one child in every reception class will have been living with domestic ]abuse for their whole life. This is a shocking statistic. Action is needed. This pilot just might help.

Calling on the government to restore funding for access to early advice, access to welfare advice and to simplify the criteria for obtaining legal aid.

Separating couples are rightly told to put their children first and to do all they can to minimise the negative impact the relationship breakdown will have on them. But self-care is vital too. Parents owe it to both their children and themselves.

This latest development in the long running divorce case shows the difficulty of enforcing UK divorce orders abroad.

According to a clause in the divorce documents, divorced couple must live within five miles of each other for about five years, or until Jack finishes sixth grade.

Called to the bar in 1922 our first female barrister.

An opinion piece from The Guardian.

And finally