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Family Law Blog : May 2010

Comment on divorce & family law 

Couples could lose if we win the World Cup

It is often the little things that can bring situations to a head. Admittedly, sometimes it’s the equivalent of invading Poland that sets in motion a chain of events, but more often than not it is the clothes left on the floor, toothpaste squeezed around the sink or the toilet seat up. So this is a warning to couples ahead of the World Cup: don’t let football be the decisive penalty in an emotional shootout. Divorce...

Bringing the law into the 21st century

When I established Woolley & Co in 1996, I wanted to create a family law specialist that was a bit different. I wanted to break away from the traditional mould to build a firm around the needs of the customer, doing away with town centre offices and using the latest technology to interact with them and each other. That meant emailing documents and using the internet as a shop window for our services, with transparent pricing in plain English. Nearly 14 years...

Finally, the secret to a happy marriage

Those researchers have been at it again. Finally they claim to have discovered the secret to a happy marriage. And is it down to the man – being miserable. How this works in civil partnerships, I don’t know but for your average married couple, they are less likely to divorce if the man of the house doesn’t enjoy himself too much. You can add in your own jokes here about lives being made a misery and...

How much housework do men do I wonder

A new study by the LSE shows that men who do little housework are in very much greater danger of divorce. Is this stating the obvious?  I read in comment in The Times online that people thought it was. It does look obvious. But isn't there a very big difference between knowing the obvious and doing something about it? I do wonder if the housework is sort of incidental, it could be anything that shows the female partner that...

21st century guide to choosing a divorce lawyer

Choosing a family lawyer can be a daunting task. Before you reach for the Yellow Pages, here are a few tips to ensure that you find the best lawyer for you and your family.Do you like them?Most family lawyers are happy to have a short consultation with you free of charge. All should at least offer a telephone chat so you can get an idea of the type of person you will be dealing with.You will need...

 

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