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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

The UK Government admitted this summer (2021) that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2020, which will introduce ‘no-fault’ divorces into England and Wales will no longer be implemented this Autumn. Instead, the Government will be working towards a new date of 6th April 2022. The bill has already been passed through the House of Lords and will help to begin the process of a complete overhaul of divorce law in England and Wales. Implementing major changes which has not been seen for 50 years. Carole Nettleton, Cheshire based Divorce Solicitor, has helped to explain in further detail what a No-Fault Divorce is and what this will mean for divorce law in the future.   VIEW the POST

Reasons to pursue mediation in family conflicts

Reasons to pursue mediation in family conflicts

Deciding to get a divorce cannot be an easy choice. Friends of friends are going through this or have done and it sounds like a very stressful and emotional time. When you get to this stage, you know that this is merely the first of many life-altering changes you will make before it’s over. However, if you have children, it becomes a whole lot more troublesome to deal with. The last thing you want is your kids getting in the middle of it all! VIEW the POST

After the love has gone: how to transition from ‘we’ to ‘me’

There’s no golden rule for getting over a breakup, once that love has gone. If there were, then there would be many an unwritten song, and we wouldn’t all have to give our commiserations as soon as we learn that our good friends have decided to call it a day. In fact, breaking up can cause so much stress, it almost feels like our heart is actually breaking a little bit (aw!). I seem to see a lot of people around me going through this, more and more as I get older. And while there might be not a magic bullet, there are tips you can take to make it as smooth as possible. Here are a few to get your started: 

Child Focus – 5 ways to protect your kids from the impact of separation and divorce

Child Focus – 5 ways to protect your kids from the impact of separation and divorce

I hope that I never have to put my children through this, marriage can be a challenge sometimes and I know a few people that have gone through separation: the children have nearly always become a pawn in the situation, in some way. When I went through it as a child I do not remember feeling like a "pawn", but it was a difficult time. I think maintaining a “child-focused” atmosphere, where the rights of the children of a marriage/partnership to have a safe and secure environment in which to live and to maintain healthy relationships with both parents is the most important thing. VIEW the POST