Vanessa McMurtrie - Page 1

Family | 22nd June 2021

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 29th April 2021

Why do you need a cohabitation agreement?

If you live with your partner, or are considering moving in together, you may have thought about a cohabitation agreement. But do you actually need...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 29th September 2020

COVID-19 and the law: Can I take my child on...

It has been a long and difficult year for most of us, with many considering finally taking a family holiday. With children having returned to...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
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