Is Spousal Maintenance Affected By COVID-19?

Many of us are worried about the financial changes that are impactingus, both personally and professionally. No doubt it can be agreed that one of the greatest worries for us is the affordability of outgoingsin the event thatour incomes are reduced due to COVID-19, whether that is being furloughed, receiving statutory sick pay or receiving … Continue reading Is Spousal Maintenance Affected By COVID-19?

Self Isolation – What Does This Mean For Child/Parent Contact Arrangements?

There has been a confusion since the guidance to self isolation was released - what happens if you have a Children Arrangements Order in place (i.e. "contact" order)? Do you still have contact with your child, even if they are self isolating with the other parent? Should the child simply stay in the home that … Continue reading Self Isolation – What Does This Mean For Child/Parent Contact Arrangements?

Divorce “Blame Game” To End

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is representing the biggest shake-up of divorce laws as divorcing couples will no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage, and this will no doubt reduce family conflict. Currently, the petitioning spouse must show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down based on one … Continue reading Divorce “Blame Game” To End

Digital Children Act Applications

You have been able to make an application to commence divorce proceedings online, but now HMCTS have also released a digital form to initiate Children Act proceedings. The Gov website describes this service as: “…. quicker and easier for separated parents to apply to see their children…” For any family lawyers out there that have … Continue reading Digital Children Act Applications

What Should I Be Applying For?

When parents separate, they are encouraged to attempt to reach an agreement regarding the child(ren), including how much time the child will spend with each parent. If the parents agree the issues relating to the child, then there is no need for the Court to intervene. Parties are encouraged to reach an agreement regarding the … Continue reading What Should I Be Applying For?