With us all facing this global pandemic of the coronavirus, there is a multitude of knock-on effects on every aspect of society.
What do working parents do now schools are closed?
Since the first confirmed COVID-19 death in the UK on March 5th, the Coronavirus has rapidly changed the way people and businesses interact and there is no exception for the legal profession.
Last month, we welcomed back the heroines of BBC legal drama ‘The Split’ for a second series. Led by powerful, self-made matriarch, Ruth Defoe, played by Deborah Findlay, we continue to follow the personal and professional lives of her and her daughters as their family law firm merges with another, more male-dominated firm.
The Sex Disqualification (removal) Act is now 100 years old, so we look back and see the impact it has had on our society.
Wanting to leave a relationship can be an emotional, isolating and lonely time to live through.
Separation is always difficult, without the added worry of being a step-parent.
When the word “abuse” is heard most people would think of emotional or physical abuse. Financial abuse in relationships may not be the first thing that comes to mind, however, research and studies have shown that it occurs just as often as other forms of abuse.
The ONS (Office of National Statistics) releases a Families and households report every year. It covers patterns and trends in living arrangements in the UK including families, single occupancy and shared accommodation.
A divorce/separation can be an emotional time. Sometimes, even without realising, parents may express these complex emotions around their children, which can have a negative effect on family life. After a difficult separation, sometimes, one parent can psychologically manipulate a child’s feelings towards the other parent. This is now recognised by the courts and is known as parental alienation.