The highly anticipated Domestic Abuse Bill has recently passed its final stage in the House of Commons and will now be debated in the House of Lords before bringing into force a variety of new measures that will change the landscape for those who have been...
The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it much devastation in our family lives, including the rise in domestic abuse . Findings have shown a higher than average number of people suffering domestic abuse since the introduction of lockdown and...
Whether you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting, splitting up can be an emotional time. If there are children involved, the feelings of hurt and anger can be magnified. However, this is the time when your children need you to be at your most level-headed.
Christmas is the time to spend with loved ones and family; however for couples who have recently divorced or separated, it can be a particularly painful time. If there are children involved who now need to split their time between parents and extended family, these feelings can be heightened when a parent is facing Christmas without their children, possibly for the first time, or can be exacerbated if agreements can’t be reached.
Following a separation there could be many reasons why someone may wish to relocate abroad; they may originate from another country and wish to return to their home and be around a familiar support network, they may have been offered employment, they may have a new partner who lives abroad, or they may simply wish to try a new culture and make a fresh start.
Couples looking for a romantic day on which to wed would naturally choose Valentines Day; a day to celebrate love. A recent study has shown however that choosing ‘gimmicky’ dates are more likely to lead to divorce.
23 years after their divorce, former spouses Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince reached a financial settlement. Ms Wyatt applied for a financial order against her ex husband, after discovering Mr Vince’s business venture had been successful in the years after their divorce.
With celebrity divorces making headlines, financial affairs of the rich and famous are brought to light. Johnny Depp’s 15 month marriage to Amber Heard is under fire as she files for divorce after being granted a restraining order against him.
The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but they are more likely to be faced with ‘silver splitters’ than young couples these days.
The Family law team at Warner Goodman LLP sees every day the impact domestic abuse has on people across Hampshire, and it’s for this reason they are supporting White Ribbon Day on Wednesday 25th November.
No matter the reason for a divorce, all couples will be feeling hurt, confused and possibly betrayed by the loss of trust in their relationship. During proceedings there may be the temptation to find out if a spouse is seeing a new partner, maybe looking for evidence of adultery taking place, or to see if they are hiding assets during financial proceedings. Graeme Barclay, Family Partner, here answers the question… are you ever entitled to hack their emails or sneak a peek at their post to find this out?
National Adoption Week was launched in 1997 by BAAF Adoption and Fostering with the aim of raising awareness of adoption and the process across the UK. Each year sees a different focus to the campaign and this year the week, running from Monday 3rd November to Sunday 9th November, will focus on siblings.
Graeme Barclay, Family Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, was recently selected for interview to contribute towards important research conducted by Cardiff Law School. The aim of the research was to ascertain how often the courts make orders on divorce sharing pensions between couples, as initial signs show they are not as popular as predicted they would be. Graeme explains further on the purpose of the research, and what this means for couples in the future.
The world of family law has evolved greatly over recent years, with the media heavily commenting on the removal of Legal Aid, the number of couples divorcing on the rise and the introduction of compulsory Mediation. It’s only recently however that children becoming wards of court has been a topic of conversation. Sarah Pennicott, Family Lawyer, explains exactly what wardship proceedings are and the implications for families.
Since legislation changes in April 2013 regarding access to Legal Aid there have been a lot of misconceptions about what has and hasn’t changed, in particular for domestic violence victims. Graeme Barclay, Partner of the Family Team at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, sets the record straight on the rights that domestic violence victims have when it comes to accessing Legal Aid.