Family and Matrimonial

No Fault Divorce edging a step closer

unhappy couple sitting on bench

Our family lawyer Rachel Macwilliam says that the plans which are now underway to bring in no-fault divorce will help to reduce the acrimony caused by having to blame a partner under the current system. The current rules The current legislation means that one partner needs to prove the other is at fault through adultery,…

Seven tips for a happier divorce

Although the process of divorce and separation is never going to be a pleasant thing to go through, couples often don’t make it any easier on themselves. There are things you can do which could make your separation or divorce a much smoother and less emotionally exhausting process. Rachel Macwilliam, specialist in family law, runs…

Common Law Marriage – Myth-busting

common law marriage

The term “common law marriage” is often used to describe a relationship between two long term partners who live together but are not married or in a civil partnership. But what does it actually mean in the context of matrimonial law? Well, to put it bluntly, it means nothing. No Such Thing In English law,…

The January Divorce Phenomenon

It is a truth universally acknowledged that January is the busiest month of the year for family lawyers. The festive period, which comes with the pressures of spending increased time with loved ones can often prove too much for a relationship to bear and those cracks which have already begun to appear can no longer…