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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 | 6th April 2021

Non-payment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn’t...

Under a child maintenance arrangement, child maintenance is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family
Family | 20th January 2021

Remote family court hearings – how do they work?

The introduction of social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak has caused disruption to many vital services – including in the justice system. Many...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of 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 | 19th November 2019

Grandparents are for Christmas too

For many families in these hectic times, especially where both parents work, being able to call upon other family members to assist with the day...

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of 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 | 8th October 2018

Cohabitation, civil partnerships and marriage – the choice is now...

Last week, the Government announced that it intends to allow heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships. This decision was no doubt taken in the...

Julian Waldon

Associate, Family