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Family Law Blog written by Woolley & Co

Comment on divorce & family law 

Guidelines for separated parents to avoid harm to their children

children separated parents.

A divorce or separation is often hardest on the children. Most separating parents are keen to make sure that their children are protected from harm. Unfortunately, not every parent realises the impact of their own actions on the well-being of their child. In this guest blog Soila Sindiyo of, Parenting Lives lists a few behaviour and actions which can cause harm. A useful read for any parent.

Has same-sex marriage made civil partnerships obsolete?

are civil partnerships now obsolete.

It’s been widely reported that the Government is to take a good look again at civil partnerships.

Earlier this month saw the second reading of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill in the Commons, which seeks to see how the Government can extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. What it also did was throw under the spotlight whether civil partnerships are needed at all now that same-sex couples can get married.

Spotting the signs your child might not be coping with divorce or separation

children and divorce.

Children are the unintended victims of divorce and separation in our society. Many parents we speak to are keen to minimise the impact of their separation on their children but don’t always know the signs to look for, or what to do about them. Child Developmental Psychologist Soila Sindiyo of Parenting Lives has provided this guest blog to help parents in these circumstances.

Creating a binding pre-nuptial agreement

How to create a binding prenuptial agreement.

The number of enquiries Woolley & Co receive about pre-nuptial agreements has risen sharply in the last 12 months. Maybe the message is getting through that understanding the full legal implications of your marriage and putting in place measures in case things don’t work out is a sensible part of wedding planning.

Do same-sex couples have equality before the law?

Equal marriage.

Heterosexual and same-sex couples can now marry equally under English law, but do they have the same legal rights? This guest blog from Rebecca Rothwell of barristers’ chambers 36 Bedford Row provides the answers.

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