Divorce & Separation

19 February 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E2: A French love affair and a race to court

This week’s episode of The Split gave us further insight into the Hansens’ family life with red flags starting to show in respect of Richie’s behaviour towards Fi. Towards the end of the episode, Hannah makes reference to controlling and coercive behaviour – a topic we have previously blogged about here. We will watch to see how that storyline develops and what advice and assistance Hannah is able to provide to Fi to extricate her from what is starting to look like a deeply troubling relationship.

Colleen Hall (née Nwaodor)

12 February 2020

Reflections on The Split - S2, E1: The Defoes are back – affairs, prenups and pregnancies

It was affairs, prenups and pregnancies in the first episode of The Split last night as the BBC One drama returned to our screens for a second series. We found ourselves delving back into the complicated lives of the Defoes, three months after Hannah went knocking on Christie’s door against her better judgment. It seems, however, that things are back on track - Hannah and Nathan are still together, Rose is having a baby and the Noble Hale Defoe merger was the smoothest in legal history. What could possibly go wrong?

Liam Hurren

6 February 2020

Children’s Mental Health Week 2020: How to support your child through divorce

3-9 February 2020 marks Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, an event created to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme, #findyourbrave, has particular resonance for children experiencing divorce and family breakdown, who require specific support to navigate what can be a scary and confusing process. With that in mind and based on our experience as family lawyers, we have put together our top tips on ways in which to support your children through the divorce process:

Cate Maguire

5 February 2020

How to enforce a prenuptial agreement

It is almost ten years since the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 changed the law on prenuptial agreements, giving their enforceability a huge boost when holding that the parties would be held to their bargain in the event of a divorce. In this blog, Jane Keir shares some tips and considerations to help you make sure that the agreement you reached before you married is upheld in the event of disagreement on divorce.

Jane Keir

24 January 2020

The advantages of mediation in resolving family disputes

Today marks the end of family mediation week. In this blog Connie Atkinson summarises the mediation process and, as considered in our historic blogs, examine the key benefits of mediation and other methods of dispute resolution as a way of resolving the practical arrangements following separation.

Connie Atkinson

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