Even with the election only a few months away and with horrific conflict in various parts of the world, the media seems to have an insatiable appetite for a good divorce story. Few have such bizarre facts as those in the ongoing dispute between Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince.
Resolution has launched its campaign for 2015 and one of its key messages is to promote no-fault divorce. Having practised in Australia for many years under a no-fault based divorce system, I can vouch for its effectiveness. It does work very well and its introduction to English Law would, in...
Much has been reported recently on the trend of social media and online behaviour playing a contributing factor in the breakdown of marriages, with Facebook now being cited in as many as a third of divorces.
Over the years various judges have mildly criticised solicitors and their clients for their approach to matrimonial litigation but in two recent cases, two different judges have ‘let rip with both barrels’ about the huge legal costs often associated with financial litigation following a relationship breakdown.
On 10 December 2014 a historic change will take place to enable civil partners to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. According to official figures, by the end of 2012 more than 60,000 couples had registered a civil partnership, which has given same sex couples legal recognition of their...
Mediation is often presented as a ‘Cure All’ for family disputes. There is no doubt that mediation is a great process for some people, but it does not work for everybody.
During Resolution’s third 'Family Dispute Resolution Week', we highlight mediation as an alternative to Court proceedings for couples looking to divorce or separate whilst minimising the disruption to their families.