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Family Law Blog

Comment on divorce & family law 

Has same-sex marriage made civil partnerships obsolete?

are civil partnerships now obsolete.

It’s been widely reported that the Government is to take a good look again at civil partnerships.

Earlier this month saw the second reading of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill in the Commons, which seeks to see how the Government can extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. What it also did was throw under the spotlight whether civil partnerships are needed at all now that same-sex couples can get married.

How to protect your mental health in divorce

Divorce and mental health.

The mental anguish caused by a relationship break-up and the problems that this can cause can so often be overlooked when there is so much else going on.

You might expect to be a little more under pressure than normal when going through a divorce. There is so much to think about, so much to sort out and yet daily life, with job, kids and a home, still has to go on. This may mean they are not looking after their own emotional well-being.

Spotting the signs your child might not be coping with divorce or separation

children and divorce.

Children are the unintended victims of divorce and separation in our society. Many parents we speak to are keen to minimise the impact of their separation on their children but don’t always know the signs to look for, or what to do about them. Child Developmental Psychologist Soila Sindiyo of Parenting Lives has provided this guest blog to help parents in these circumstances.

Is there a “good” place in the UK to get divorced?

divorce and family law court.

It is difficult to put a typical time on how long a divorce will take. We have said many times that the “quickie” divorce is a myth. The only thing that is quick is if the parties agree not to contest anything so the actual documentation is sorted very quickly. This doesn’t change the amount of time it takes for the court to process the paperwork and issue a decree nisi and, then, the decree absolute.

Prenups and unmarried couples’ rights in The Archers

Prenups and cohabitation rights in The Archers.

Second marriages and prenuptial agreements have been one of the most recent storylines of The Archers. Through the trials and tribulations in the relationship between Lillian and Justin the BBC radio show has cast its light on 21st century family life from the comfort of fictional Ambridge.

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