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Kids, COVID and Quarantine – QUELLE HORREUR!

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Just when you thought that the rules for returning travellers to the UK were about to ease, it was announced at 11pm last night that France, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos Islands will be removed from the ‘Travel Corridor’ from 4am on 15 August 2020. Anyone travelling from these countries […]


No-fault Divorce on its way to becoming law

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

This week marked a major step forward for the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2019-21, which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons. Most, if not all, Family Law professionals are acutely aware that law reform is needed in order to reduce the animosity and conflict when issuing Divorce Proceedings. In November 2019, the […]


Covid-19 Lockdown extension adds further burdens to Child Contact Arrangements

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

It is over three weeks since the Government published its full guidance on ‘Staying at home and away from others’ and we have certainly seen a number of articles published dealing with how best to manage Child Contact Arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic. This merely highlights the point that the Government’s social distancing restrictions are […]


Financial Settlements in Divorce are not immune to the Covid-19 pandemic

Hannah Weller, Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

It is without doubt that these are “unprecedented times” – a phrase that we are most likely to have heard over the last few weeks and will continue to hear amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a direct impact on everyone’s lives. It is particularly being felt in the legal system where law […]


Financial Settlements in Divorce are not immune to the Covid-19 pandemic

Hannah Weller, Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

It is without doubt that these are “unprecedented times” – a phrase that we are most likely to have heard over the last few weeks and will continue to hear amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a direct impact on everyone’s lives. It is particularly being felt in the legal system where law […]


Divorce - Counting The Cost

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Last week we concentrated our thoughts and articles on Valentine’s Day, preparations for the all-important proposal and the subsequent Wedding plans, and highlighted various points for consideration including ownership of engagement rings, Prenuptial Agreements and the need for new Wills.  Today we look at what happens after the love has gone… From the latest statistics […]


Red Roses, Champagne and Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Continuing our series of articles for Valentine’s week, we look at the importance for couples heading to the altar / Register Office / or beach of not just Champagne to signify love and vitality (a tradition that started in the Royal Courts of Europe), but also Pre-Nuptial Agreements. It is increasingly common for people to […]


Valentine's Week: Gonna make you an offer you can't refuse...

Hannah Weller, Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Ducks are a traditional wedding gift in Korea, but before you make that big proposal this Valentine’s Day, it is important that you give some thought to getting your own ducks in a row. We take a look at what you should be thinking about now if you plan to propose this weekend and then […]


Summertime and the livin’ is – not so - easy

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

The start of Autumn marks the end of the Summer wedding season and with that comes the end of months, even years, of having to make decisions about choosing between a wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton or Vera Wang, deciding whether the wedding invitations should be embossed in gold or silver leaf, or whether […]