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Family Law Blog

Comment on divorce & family law 

Could you divorce for ‘irreconcilable differences’ like Brad and Angelina?

The end of Brangelina.

You would have to live on the moon to have missed the news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have parted company, allegedly as a result of Brad’s infidelity. The couple are now apparently to divorce with Angelina being said to have issued divorce proceedings in America citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

Married couples, divorce and the family home

Does it matter that the family home is not jointly owned?.

When I take a call from someone who is separating or getting a divorce one of the first concerns they have is does it matter that the family home is not jointly owned? Women in particular, who may not have had much involvement in the marital finances, can feel quite vulnerable and worried that they will be told they can no longer live there.

What can we do to fill the Dad Gap?

Report calls for a Fatherhood Champion .

A shocking report in 2014 revealed that a teenager sitting their GCSEs is more likely to own a smartphone than live with their father. The Fractured Families report, from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), also showed that a million children have no significant contact with their dads.

How could Brexit affect divorce in the UK?

How could Brexit affect divorce in the UK?.

Uncertainty around many things in Britain is still high after our historic vote to leave Europe. I blogged a couple of weeks ago about the language of Brexit borrowing heavily from divorce and what the architects of the change could learn from us family law specialists.

Will I lose my family home if we divorce?

I don't want to lose my home.

As a family law solicitor for almost 30 years the most common question I am asked when I first speak to a client is “Will I lose my family home?” Clearly this is one of the most pressing concerns for people when it comes to separation and divorce and that is understandable. The family home is a treasured possession. Often the family have lived there for years, the children have grown up there and it’s a comfortable and familiar environment. 

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