Family and mediation

Prenups – what do I need to know?

Wedding season is in full swing and with so much romance in the air, why would anyone be thinking about prenups? The topic has been sensationalised by celebrity prenups, or famous cases where such agreements were not in place - such as the divorce of Heather Mills and Paul McCartney. But among the flowers, catering, dress and growing guest list issues on the wedding to do list, it is worth pencilling in prenup, and taking a little time to consider whether this may be something for you.

How to avoid the pitfalls of summer holiday childcare for separated parents

The school holidays are underway and with them the challenges of arranging family trips and childcare, a task which can be particularly complicated as separated parents. Rebecca Eels, in Stone King’s Family & Mediation Team, has 8 tips on how to navigate this busy time so that both parents and children can get the most out of the summer and their time together.

Top tips for providing support to a loved one when a relationship ends

  1. Encourage them to keep communicating with their former partner.
  2. Try not to take sides. Remember that any children are a mix of both their parents.
  3. Try not to say negative things about the other person, especially if the children can hear.
  4. Encourage them not to make hasty decisions, rather encourage them to think about how they want things to be in the future.
  5. Help them to be flexible and compromise where possible: they may be co-parenting for many years.

How to protect the Bank of Mum and Dad

Parents have increasingly been relied upon as property prices increase with a recent report from Legal & General suggesting that over a quarter of all home buyers receive assistance from family or friends. However, when providing support to family members, few people are aware of the different options which may be available when considering how such support should be provided. These can include the following:

Help with Separation & Divorce Community Information Evening - Bath - 21.11.2019

The Stone King Personal Law team invites you to join us for our ‘Help with Separation & Divorce’ Community Coffee Morning & Information Evening.

Divorce or separation can be challenging so it’s important to take specialist advice to help you deal with the process in as straightforward a manner as possible. We have particular expertise that covers all the practical aspects of what divorce or separation law means. Join us on either date when our friendly legal experts will be able to answer your questions on how you can best support your loved ones, or guide you through this stressful time.  

This free information session will also be held on Tuesday 19 November - 10:30am - 1:00pm, to book your place on the evening event please click here.

Date & Location

Thursday 21 November 

The Bath & County Club,
Queen's Parade,
Bath,
BA1 2NJ

Timings

6.00pm: Registration
6.30pm: Start
8.30pm: Finish

Speakers

Members of the Family & Mediation Team.

Fee

This event is free of charge.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Community Coffee Morning - Helping with Separation & Divorce - Bath - 19.11.2019

The Stone King Personal Law team invites you to join us for our ‘Help with Separation & Divorce’ Community Coffee Morning & Information Evening.

Divorce or separation can be challenging so it’s important to take specialist advice to help you deal with the process in as straightforward a manner as possible. We have particular expertise that covers all the practical aspects of what divorce or separation law means. Join us on either date when our friendly legal experts will be able to answer your questions on how you can best support your loved ones, or guide you through this stressful time.    

This free information session will also be held on Thursday 21 November - 6:00pm - 8:30pm, to book your place on the evening event please click here

Date and Location

Tuesday 19 November

BRLSI,
16 - 18 Queen Square,
Bath,
BA1 2HN

Timings

10.30am: Registration
11.00am: Start
1.00pm: Finish

Speakers

Members of the Family & Mediation Team.

Fee

This event is free of charge.

 

£0.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Sarah Wasaya comments on child abduction case involving Ukrainian billionaire Sergiy Tigipko

A High Court judge has taken the exceptional step of naming a mother and her father in a child abduction case.

Mr Justice Nicholas Mostyn recently lifted reporting restrictions on former Ukrainian deputy prime minister Sergiy Tigipko and his daughter Ganna, after they failed to return her two daughters back to the UK.

Usually family members are named only when the whereabouts of the children are unknown.

No-fault divorce to become law

The Government has announced that no-fault divorce legislation is to be introduced.

As the law currently stands, couples seeking a divorce must prove the only ground for divorce; that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

Unless the couple have been separated for at least two years, it is not possible to prove this without apportioning blame to one party on the basis of adultery or unreasonable behaviour (even if the couple have mutually agreed to end their marriage).

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