Family Law Blog

14 April 2021

Breakdown of Trust

Partner, Sital Fontenelle and senior associate, Stacey Nevin from our family and divorce team, explore the status of trusts during the divorce process in England and Wales.

Sital Fontenelle

13 April 2021

The importance of seeking support from your employer when going through a divorce

The breakdown of a relationship is a challenging and stressful time, even when you and your partner are on relatively good terms.

There are a number of support services we recommend to help manage the strain which comes with relationship breakdown and the significant changes to your and your children’s circumstances. People often go first to friends and family and then perhaps to a lawyer, counsellor or financial advisor. Many people do not feel comfortable talking to their employer about their circumstances and in this blog, we explore how it can be important from both a personal as well as family law and employment law perspectives.

Connie Atkinson

6 April 2021

Compensated surrogacy legalised in New York state

15 February saw the introduction of a new law in New York state which legalises compensated gestational surrogacy arrangements. The Child Parent Security Act (the “Act”) brings in to force a range of provisions which formalise and regulate Surrogacy agreements.

Olivia Stiles

19 March 2021

Relocating with children from England and Wales to Scotland

More and more often we are seeing parents wishing to relocate with their child. This could be an international relocation to another country, or it could be relocation a relatively short distance away within the United Kingdom.  It is anticipated that the frequency of such relocations is only likely to increase, particularly in a post-Covid world where many are likely to have greater job flexibility and will be reconsidering their current lifestyle and priorities.

Rachel Cooper

4 March 2021

International relocation in a mid and post-Covid-19 world – where do we stand?

The stress and strain of the past 12 months has given many of us pause for thought as to how our post-Covid-19 lives may look, and what changes we wish to implement when life is no longer on hold.

Cate Maguire

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