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Family Law Blog : November 2010

Comment on divorce & family law 

Reaching out on family law

Woolley & Co was founded 14 years ago through a desire to challenge the way law firms work. The idea was to embrace new technology, do away with expensive town centre offices and build a world class service around the needs of the customer. That meant fewer face to face meetings, emailed documents, appointments out of normal office hours, home working and transparent pricing. Our website was, and still is, the shop window for our services.Since then, the...

Pre-nup by royal decree

No matter how hard you might have tried over the last seven days, you will not have been able to avoid hearing that a certain high profile couple are getting married. After ten years together, with speculation of a royal wedding spanning nine-and-a-half years of that at least, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement.The simple announcement from Clarence House prompted wall-to-wall coverage on every news channel and magazine programme, newspaper and radio bulletin for several days. You...

Ed’s move for parental responsibility

I did a double take when I first read the story in the paper about Ed Miliband making his second son “official”. Was first born, Daniel, borrowed then, or in some way not real? What did new arrival Samuel have that his older brother didn’t?When I got down to the details it was simply the press’s usual caring way of explaining a specific situation arising from family law, akin to the mythical &ldquo...

Couples counselling is not just about trying to revive the romance

I was always a sceptic about couples counselling. After all, you can’t manufacture love. You can’t ‘talk’ it into existence if it has been extinguished. Isn’t it better to simply accept that love is gone?But dealing day in, day out with people whose loves have been trampled by anger, humiliated by betrayal, frozen by grief and withered by neglect, it is clear than love never really is extinguished. It remains, squashed,...

Quickie divorce

Regular readers of this Blog will by now know that I tend to get quite worked up about celebrity divorce and also the phrase "quickie divorce". When they are together that is almost too much for me!Celebrity divorce annoys me mainly due to its constant presence in the media and the fact that it is so easy for a belief to grow up that the legal aspects of such a financial settlement are relevant to the lives of the...

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