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The impact of Coronavirus on the family justice system

Melanie Loxley
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The impact of the Coronavirus on our everyday lives is huge. Now that much of the UK is working from home or being unable to work, schools closed and our everyday routines and luxuries taken from us. One would be forgiven for thinking that the family...

How do I change my name?

Claire Collins
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The most common method for changing your name is through the use of a deed. The following circumstances would require you to get a change of name deed completed: Changing your Christian name or adding a middle name Changing your name after a gender...

4 top tips for cohabiting couples

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The number of cohabiting couple families has risen significantly in the last decade and, yet, there remains a myth that common law marriage exists and that cohabiting couples automatically have legal rights and protection if their relationship ends or their...

Is coronavirus going to cause a spike in divorces?

Melanie Loxley
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We are hearing reports that coronavirus may be responsible for a spike in divorce rates in certain provinces in China. This could be a side effect of couples being quarantined and the stress associated with being isolated with a loved one for a prolonged...

Coronavirus: a quick how-to guide for co-parenting

Karen Johnson
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We have been looking at some frequently asked questions and one that appears a few times is co-parenting. It’s fair to say that co-parenting effectively, following the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult at the best of times. These are not the...

Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

Karen Johnson
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The current health crisis being dealt with across the globe is placing exceptional strain on people and businesses as Governments fight to contain the coronavirus and protect public health, whilst maintaining key services.  Advice to the vulnerable and...

COVID-19 and the impact on family law

Karen Johnson
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The world is currently facing a global pandemic of proportions and impact that we have never seen in the modern world outside of the movies. The personal and economic consequences are immense, and the coming weeks and months will no doubt bring further...

Do you have rights to contact as a grandparent?

Yolande Millar
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The breakdown of relationships impacts not only on the immediate parties separating and their children but also extended family members. Grandparents are taking on a more involved role with their grandchildren due to working parents and the cost of child...

Will you marry me: the legal implications of marriage

Karen Johnson
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"Will you marry me?" is quite possibly one of the most anticipated questions that many people hope to hear in their lifetimes. It is a question that is loaded with love and hope for a future filled with happiness. It is easy, and completely...

Don't talk about Love Island?

Philip Hoddell
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The reality show’s presenter, Caroline Flack, hit the news recently after she was arrested for an alleged assault on her current boyfriend. Now one of her exes has taken to Twitter.  Under the hash tag “#abusehasnogender”, he says that...

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