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The festive season is almost upon us. And while Christmas can be a time of joy, family and togetherness for many, we can feel it all the more acutely when all is not well at home. Christmas can be exceptionally hard on recently divorced parents. Both parties can feel the stress and strain of facing…

Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events you may experience. Divorce support is therefore crucial. Getting the right divorce advice and assistance can help guide you through the process and the difficulties, of what can be an emotional rollercoaster.   Times are changing. We are seeing many more people issuing…

The breakdown of a relationship, or marriage, is an emotional time and it is important to remember that even though the relationship has ended between the adults, their role as parents has not stopped.  Separation and divorce can be a challenging and upsetting time for all involved, but although there may be a lot going…

    More than 6 million couples in the UK cohabit, according to the Office for National Statistics – more than double the number 20 years ago. However, contrary to popular belief, a common-law spouse or partner carries no legal status in English law, meaning that the distribution of cohabitees’ assets can end in lengthy…

  Saturday 18th August was the busiest day of the year for weddings, yet marriage numbers are declining. Currently one in eight adults in England and Wales are cohabiting, a trend steadily increasing since 2002. Society is changing, but sadly the law lags behind. A recent survey showed as many as two in three cohabiting…

    ‘A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.’ The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, from London. The court said the Civil Partnership Act 2004 – which only applies to same-sex couples – is incompatible…

  The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics shows a sudden rise in the number of divorces in England and Wales, up 5.8% on the previous year. It’s the first increase in the divorce rate this decade. The figures also reveal that the increase is highest amongst older people. Matthew Becker in the…

August is the most popular month of the year for weddings. It could be something to do with the anticipation of fine weather, or the fact that it coincides with school summer holidays or the ease with which people can get time off work. Whatever the reason, an August weekend is the top choice for…

Interviews given by Princes William and Harry about the death of their mother Diana, the Princess of Wales, have revealed the trauma they experienced during the events of 20 years ago. In a candid documentary broadcast on the BBC, Diana, 7 Days, Prince Harry revealed how Prince Charles had broken the news of Diana’s fatal…

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