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Family | 1st November 2019

“A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”, but...

We are a nation of pet lovers, but what happens to them if their human owners separate? Relationship breakdown is usually a stressful time for...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 7th June 2019

Empty Nest, Empty Marriage

As an individual whose next ‘big birthday’ is 60, I have become more aware of how ordinary life events can suddenly feel extra-ordinarily scary and...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 27th November 2018

Is there such a thing as a ‘good divorce’?

Many Resolution[1] family lawyers think so and this week is Resolution’s annual awareness-raising week Minimising the impact of conflict on children: Conflict can have some...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 6th September 2018

Is there an advantage to being the Petitioner to a...

As many famous singers have lamented, “breaking up is hard to do”. On top of the emotional stress and prospect of legal proceedings, while the...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 28th August 2018

Taking the heat out of negotiations

Not so many weeks ago we all had to work in record high temperatures. For one of my divorcing clients a Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR)...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 21st June 2018

What is a step-parent’s position after a divorce?

If you’re a step-parent going through divorce and you have step-children, what measures can be taken to maintain a good relationship with your step-child and...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 25th May 2018

Divorce goes virtual, but financial issues still warrant taking expert...

A new online service should cut the stress of applying for a divorce according to the Ministry of Justice, but family law professionals say that...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 5th March 2018

The Digital Age Of Divorce

Facebook has approximately 32 million users in the UK. It has made connecting with new and old friends around the world easy, but should it...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 9th February 2018

The names of both parents on marriage documentation

  When a divorce petition is sent to court, one of the requirements is to include a certified copy of the marriage certificate. For a...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 11th December 2017

Arbitration

The majority of cases we handle are settled by agreement. Before agreement can be reached, there must be disclosure and this invariably means both parties...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family

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