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Family Law Blog written by Catherine Edmondson

Comment on divorce & family law 

Child contact with non-resident parent - thinking practically

close up of parent holding hands with child and walking outside.

Trying to reach an agreement about child contact with non-resident parents, especially when the situation may feel raw, can be difficult. However, the main focus has to be what is in the best interests of the child, rather than what you ideally want or what you feel you should be ‘entitled’ to.

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce

Unhappy couple in divorce.

As a family law solicitor, most divorce cases I deal with rely upon the other party’s unreasonable behaviour as a reason to dissolve the marriage. But what does that mean? And how has the landscape changed recently?

Should there be more, or less secrecy around divorce?

Money and privacy issues in the family courts.

A recent Court of Appeal case set me thinking about privacy issues in divorce. In the case in question a divorcee embroiled in a legal fight over money with her ex-husband failed to persuade senior judges to bar journalists from revealing her identity.

Relate research paints distressing picture of relationships

Relate relationship research.

When I took a call a few weeks ago from my local newspaper asking for a comment on a report stating that 2.87 million Britons were in ‘distressed relationships’ I was at first stumped. Where had these frightening figures come from, and what did they really tell us?

How long will my divorce take?

Divorce: how long does it take?.

As a family law solicitor this is one of the most common questions people ask when I first speak to them. It is a question that can be difficult to answer in clear terms. It all depends whether matters are agreed, whether the other party opposes the divorce or what other matters need to be sorted out alongside the divorce that might hold it up.

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