Family Justice Council: Help Sorting Out Divorce Finances

2019-06-12T15:13:37+01:00May 20th, 2016|

Family Justice Council: Help Sorting Out Divorce Finances The Family Justice Council has launched a new financial guide to help people going through a divorce without a lawyer. The guide, which can be downloaded here, is specifically aimed at non-legal readers and its primary purpose is to provide a road map through what is often [...]

Taking Your Children Out Of School To Go On Holiday?

2022-03-21T16:16:33+00:00May 20th, 2016|

Can you Take your Child Out Of School To Go On Holiday? The media attention that surrounded the High Court case brought by Jon Platt, an Isle of Wight father, who refused to pay a fine after taking his daughter on holiday during term time, shows that the topic is one that affects a lot [...]

95% of Separating Couples Head Straight To Court

2022-03-21T16:10:21+00:00May 4th, 2016|

95% of Separating Couples Go Straight To Court New figures obtained by National Family Mediation show that government policy aimed at promoting mediation as the preferred way of settling disputes over parenting, finance and property has failed. Since 22 April 2014 attendance at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) has been compulsory before a separating couple [...]

The Role of the Family Consultant 

2017-09-27T12:06:51+01:00March 22nd, 2016|

The Role of the Family Consultant Family change is a complex and emotional process few of us are prepared for. It stands to reason that we would want and need some support at such a difficult time. Whilst your lawyer is there for you in terms of legal support, many people find emotional support is [...]