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Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Options (ADR) How to settle it ‘out of court’ The family courts are currently under extreme pressure, with insufficient staff and judges, causing a backlog of work and growing delays.  As such, more than ever, it is worth considering how...
‘Divorce Day’ – Myth or reality?

‘Divorce Day’ – Myth or reality?

‘Divorce Day’ – Myth or reality? On 22nd December 2022, The Telegraph ran a piece about divorce and reported, amongst other things: The number of people getting divorced in England and Wales is expected to rise 23% to 140,000 next year in the biggest jump in more than...
Christmas with children of separated parents and blended families

Christmas with children of separated parents and blended families

Christmas with children of separated parents and blended families With Christmas looming, now is the time to try and agree how your children will share their time between their parents and extended families over the holidays. Here at Herrington Carmichael, we...
What is “The Remarriage Trap” and how to avoid it

What is “The Remarriage Trap” and how to avoid it

What is “The Remarriage Trap” and how to avoid it A “Final Divorce Order”, formerly known as a “Decree Absolute”, is not as “final” as it sounds.  Whilst a Final Divorce Order ends a marriage, leaving each party to remarry, it does not automatically terminate the...
Good Divorce Week 2022 at a time of delay and backlogs

Good Divorce Week 2022 at a time of delay and backlogs

Good Divorce Week 2022 at a time of delay and backlogs The leading organisation for family solicitors, Resolution, has nominated 28 November to 2 December 2022 as this year’s Good Divorce Week.  Sadly, despite the positive connotations, it’s not something to...
What is Parental Alienation?

What is Parental Alienation?

What is Parental Alienation? Divorce & Family Law Domestic Abuse Protection Have you wondered why your child does not want to spend time with you, or has an unjustified dislike toward you? While there are numerous reasons for this, a more common but unknown cause...