Mediation – Better For You and Better For Your Family

Why Consider Mediation? For many couples mediation offers a quicker, cheaper and more positive way to resolve family issues than the more traditional solicitor-led route. This is true whether the issues relate to children or finances. Certainly, an agreement or understanding reached via mediation can feel more ‘acceptable’ than one imposed on you following bruising … Read more

Dissolving A Civil Partnership

Divorce Rights

Accepting that your civil partnership is over can be difficult enough. However, having to dig through divorce information in order to understand your own circumstances is even more trying. This page can help you to understand exactly what is involved in a civil partnership dissolution. In England and Wales it’s not possible to apply jointly … Read more

Child Residence (Custody) and Contact Disputes

If you have children you maybe worried how your divorce or dissolution of your civil partnership will impact upon them. You may also worry that the whole process will be more complicated because you have children. The good news is that, if you can reach an agreement with your former partner as to where the … Read more

What Financial Orders are Possible on Divorce / Dissolution?

Cost of Divorce

Learn what Orders the Court can make if you’re unable to reach an agreement with your former partner in relation to separating your finances.

The Divorce Process

Divorce Rights

Whether you’re doing a DIY Divorce or using a solicitor, the divorce process is the same. In order to start the divorce process you need to provide a reason (“ground”) to the Court for the divorce to take place. The only acceptable ground for divorce in England and Wales is that the marriage has broken … Read more

Step-Parent Myths

Effects Of Divorce On Children

Myth “Will I have to pay maintenance to my wife even though I have proof she is co-habiting in our house. She denies she is. I have had a private detective watch the house. He is on a good salary and she gets approx. £2200 a month £1000 from the government, £650 from me for … Read more