Christmas is a unique time of year. For many, the run-up to December 25th is filled with cheerful anticipation and excitement: for others, it is a source of great stress and can feel anything but merry. Some former couples find it difficult to agree on when – or how – their children will spend time with each parent. At times, even communicating with an ex-partner can be a distressing experience.
Asking a family lawyer for help when communications are strained or arrangements are proving tricky to negotiate, may seem like a drastic step. But finding a lawyer who is focused on improving the situation and who is dedicated to keeping your children’s welfare at the heart of the decision-making, can be a worthwhile long-term investment. Read More
When clients contact us, they often feel overwhelmed – especially if the end of their marriage has come as something of a shock. It is common for one spouse to have grieved, let go and moved on, leaving the other to play catch-up. When emotions are so raw, there is potential for the situation to escalate, leading to animosity and entrenched positions.
How, then, is it possible to avoid conflict and emerge from divorce with a good working relationship, ready and able to move on to the next chapter in your lives?
At LSL Family Law, we believe in resolving issues, not inflaming them. As Resolution-accredited family solicitors, Linda and new LSL Family Law consultant Tanya Foster both believe it is possible to achieve a good divorce….Read More
For private law disputes involving children that cannot be resolved by mediation, children arbitration offers the benefits of an independent adjudicator and a cost-effective alternative to court.
A swift and versatile form of private dispute resolution, arbitration is completely confidential (making it particularly suitable for sensitive cases), and parties are guaranteed a decision at the end of the process. Unlike court proceedings, parties may select their own arbitrator from the Children Panel (a family law solicitor or barrister trained in children arbitration) who has the specialist knowledge to resolve their specific dispute. Read More
After thirty years of campaigning, no-fault divorce is finally on its way. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed through parliament in June this year.
Modernisation of the system had been long overdue: the last reforms to divorce law in England and Wales were enacted in 1969! The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will give couples the option to petition jointly for divorce or dissolution, rather than apportioning blame or waiting years to formally end the relationship on the grounds of separation. Read More