It is very common that when seeking initial advice about divorce proceedings, that a husband or wife are worried about the impact their decision will have on their child/ren. Kiran, Head of Family Law at Comptons has some tips below on how to navigate this emotional and confusing time when children are involved, with the help of Systemic & Family Psychotherapist Lorraine Davies-Smith.
Kiran Reyat, our head of Family Law, tackles some key questions around this recent update in the divorce process and offers that this option could really help couples
navigate divorce without being at risk of causing further animosity or defaulting to the option of ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
There is a common perception that when married, it is a person’s ‘obligation’ to satisfy their partner sexually on the terms of their partner. It is a difficult subject for many to discuss or seek legal advice, so we have created this join article to address some of the myths and where the law stands on non-consensual sex in a marriage and whether it constitutes martial rape.
On Valentine’s Day you see a lovely array of proposals on social media capturing the moment or that all important beautiful ring. After taking a moment to enjoy the romantic aspect of commitment that two people are making to one another, as a family lawyer you start to think about the practical element of both parties protecting themselves should the marriage end.
During the lockdown, the BBC published an article highlighting the increased number of calls to advice and supportive helplines. It was reported that the National Domestic Abuse Helpline had more that 40,000 calls in the first few months of lockdown.
Over the past couple of weeks, there has been substantial media interest in respect to the interview of Harry and Megan and the intricacies they have faced in their marriage.
On Saturday 7th November 2020, the UAE government announced that there would be changes to their existing laws relating to civil and personal rights, effective immediately.
When the UK entered into the first lockdown in March 2020, separated parents struggled to access information about whether the arrangements for child contact between both parents’ respective households could continue.