Family and mediation

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).

Surrogacy in The Archers: why legal advice is vital

Avid listeners of Radio 4’s long-running story of country living The Archers will be all too familiar with the current storyline involving Lexi and married couple Adam Macy and Ian Craig. For those not familiar with the storyline, Adam and Ian want to start a family and have turned to a surrogate (Lexi) to help them achieve their wish. Although Ian wished to be the biological father, unfortunately he subsequently discovered that he was infertile.

Assisted conception with donor sperm: heterosexual and lesbian couples

Many couples who are looking to start a family may be given hope with the law surrounding assisted conception. It is complex and different from traditional family law. Often couples, whether they are heterosexual or lesbian couples, can use a sperm donor in order to conceive a child.

The law surrounding assisted conception for reproduction is complex, especially when establishing who the legal parents are, and there are differing requirements depending on the status of your relationship (married, civil partnership or not).

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