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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 | 3rd May 2018

Children Issues – suggestions for settling your differences without going...

With some trepidation as to how family lawyers would be portrayed on TV, I sat down to watch “The Split” (on BBC1 on Tuesday nights)....

Julian Waldon

Associate, 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 | 23rd February 2018

Can we still be “Friends”?

  It was reported last week that another Hollywood celebrity couple has sadly decided to separate. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced that they...

Julian Waldon

Associate, 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


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
Family | 13th November 2017

Experts, who needs them? A Family solicitor’s view on pensions,...

“People in this country have had enough of experts” – this was the comment reportedly made by Michael Gove, MP in June of last year....

Julian Waldon

Associate, Family
Family | 1st November 2017

Family finances make divorce negotiations increasingly complex

Divorce rates are on the rise, according to the latest statistics, and with the increase in the value of family assets, couples should do more...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Family | 16th August 2017

I’m in a failing marriage, get me out of here!

Two recent developments in divorce could result in people finding it more acrimonious and expensive to untie the knot. Whilst the law still requires one...

Julian Waldon

Associate, Family

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