With fertility issues  affecting up to an estimated 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK, couples electing to have children later in life and the concept of family life now recognised far beyond the outdated model of the “nuclear family” many people are choosing to turn to other ways of starting a family. Luckily,…

In December last year during the school break, when many parents may have been considering going abroad on a family holiday, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) released guidance reminding parents where they could access support if they were affected by international parental child abduction. As Andrew Stephenson MP explained at the time, the period…

With the Covid-19 pandemic causing job losses in households across the UK and beyond, many families are struggling to make ends meet. A recent study has suggested that, in addition to the 240,000 redundancies recorded up until June, almost half a million redundancies could be announced in the autumn, although the actual figure could exceed…

Divorce can be a demanding, emotionally-fraught process, filled with tough conversations and difficult decisions. It’s no wonder then, that anyone going through the process would want to talk about their experiences and share their feelings on the matter. However, being selective about who you speak to and how you share your experiences is important. Choose…

When a couple decide to get a divorce, what happens to everything from the house to the hamster has to be agreed upon, if a potentially lengthy and costly court battle is to be avoided. The rise in popularity of prenups, particularly among the younger generation, shows that more couples are taking a practical approach…

When a couple get divorced, it’s important to work towards a financial settlement which is fair to both parties. How does this work if one party earns the majority of the money and the other has more of a “homemaker” role? And does the way the financial settlement is calculated cause gender bias? We take…