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Family Law Blog : December 2009

Comment on divorce & family law 

How to Divorce and Keep the Children Happy

How to divorce is one thing and we cover that elsewhere. But how to divorce and keep the children happy is much harder. Of course, there is a lot of emotion around. I stress that when I use the word "happy" it is meant to mean "relatively happy" as normally they won't be. But sometimes they can be relieved to be away from a daily angry atmosphere, waiting for the rows to start. My top tips are these:do tell...

How to Divorce and not Lose the Shirt off Your Back

Divorce lawyers in the UK are well used to being asked how to get a divorce without losing everything. There are two main aspects to this; how to save legal fees and also the best way to divorce. How to save on legal costs and lawyers fees • Try hard to agree what you can yourselves (but make sure you understand your rights first) • Get emotional support from friends or better still a counsellor but not your divorce solicitor ...

How to divorce and stay friends

As UK divorce lawyers we see all ends of the spectrum when it comes to how couples divorce –whether they go through the process easily and in agreement; whether they experience emotional pain and distress or whether they put the gloves on with a determination to battle and fight every step of the way. From our years of experience of handling divorce cases it seems the couples who manage to stay friends after divorce are those who: • Don...

Family judges urged to speak out loud and clear

I was heartened this week to see a leading law figure call for the judiciary to speak out when they see something wrong with the legal system.Lord Justice Wall suggested “the time has come” to end the reluctance to speak out, but instead to do so “loud and clear”. He did though fire a warning about straying too far into politics.I fail to see what is wrongly political about senior specialists in law giving...

Tory women are revolting

David Cameron has long made it clear that the party's policies should support marriage by tax advantages; perhaps like those that existed for many years? I understand that this is backed by surveys suggesting children do better when raised within a marriage and a Conservative belief in the institution. I tend to agree that marriage should be supported in many ways, certainly in trying to avoid divorce. Could the money be better used in providing counselling to couples in trouble?...

 

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