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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...

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer, Hannah Weller |

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

Ronnie Mortimer, Teresa Cullen |

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 […]


Passport, Sun Cream, Parental Consent!!?

Teresa Cullen |

We are all focused on remembering the holiday essentials, but often overlooked (usually in the case of separated families) is asking for parental consent.


"A horse, a horse, my Kingdom not to have said she was a horse…"

Anna Wakeling, Teresa Cullen |

For one UK ex-wife the dangers of commenting on social media have come home to roost. Laleh Shahravesh is facing jail in Dubai following her posted comments responding to her ex-husband’s post about his new wife on Facebook.


The end of the blame game - the arrival of no fault divorce

Anna Wakeling, Teresa Cullen |

David Gauke the Justice Secretary has today pledged that the new divorce law, which will be based on “no fault”, will be introduced within three months.


Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

Anna Wakeling, Teresa Cullen |

Much of the law regulating family arrangements, Children Orders, Financial Orders, and indeed Divorces themselves are contained within EU law. If that ceases to apply it is important to consider, that urgent steps may need to be taken, or at least considered prior to the exit day.


Revenge is a dish best served… on social media?

Teresa Cullen |

Social media affect nearly every aspect of our lives. Their power reaches throughout the generations, from bullying at school to body shaming and the leaking of information as we progress into adulthood. Latterly, we have seen a rise in revenge attacks, no longer carried out by “poison pen” letters, or old fashioned acts of revenge; […]


Ending the 'meal ticket for life'?

Anna Wakeling, Teresa Cullen |

Teresa Cullen and Anna Wakeling explore proposals to reform financial provision on divorce, and the potential impact of such measures The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] 2017-19 (the Bill), a private member’s bill introduced by Baroness Deech (a crossbench peer), received its first reading in the House of Lords on 3 July 2017, with a […]


Brexit and family law – the painful divorce?

Teresa Cullen |

Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, commentators have regularly compared our departure from Europe to a couple divorcing. It is self-evident that some of the issues that will need to be addressed are similar; finances have to be sorted out, assets and liabilities must be divided, the “family” future must […]


Myths and Mrs at Christmastime

Teresa Cullen |

Whilst we all know that the bearded chap in the red suit really does exist, it is the season when other myths come to the forefront.  Parents can spend endless amounts of time carefully positioning the “elf on a shelf” or Merindor ensuring that there is an endless array of innovative poses for the young […]