With the UK currently in lockdown in an attempt
to slow the spread of Covid-19, couples all over the country are having to
adapt to a whole new set of relationship challenges.When the lockdown was announced, there was one
simple choice: spend 24/7 with each other, or barely spend any time together at
all.Living apart during lockdownThe coronavirus lockdown has meant that many...
pandemic has resulted in drastic changes to how we live our lives. Measures
brought in by the government to try and slow down the spread of the virus in
the UK, have meant that, for the foreseeable future at least, family life will
be very different.For divorced or
separated parents, how and when they spend time with their children is
something that may need to be...
Is it possible to have
it all? For many people, the answer depends on what ‘having it all’ means to
them. Having children and working your way up the career ladder in a highly
competitive industry, can be a tough balance. Most people will have to make sacrifices
along the way and for many women (and some men), either family or career may,
sadly, have to take a back seat.So what happens...
A few weeks ago, the Court of
Appeal ruled that Islamic faith marriages are invalid under English law. We
take a closer look at the case and discuss what this could mean for couples
married in Islamic wedding ceremonies.The background explainedNasreen
Akhter and Mohammed Shabaz Khan married
in an Islamic wedding ceremony in London in 1998. No civil ceremony took place
at any point...
After three extensions, two changes in
prime minister, two general elections, and numerous protests on both sides of
the schism the United Kingdom (UK) has now left the European Union (EU).What has actually happened?At 11.00pm Greenwich Mean Time on 31st January 2020, the UK left the
EU. The UK originally joined the EU in 1973 and is the first (and so far only) full
We’ve all visited a website where a chat bot has popped up and asked us if we have any questions or would like any help making our purchase. In recent years, the customer service chat bot has become commonplace among online retailers. But while many believe that artificial intelligence (AI) may eventually replace lots of low-paid and unskilled jobs like customer service representatives, could...
It’s the sad reality of life that
domestic abuse takes place in homes across the world every day. According to
the Office for National Statistics, an estimated 2.4 million adults in England and Wales
(5.7% of the population) experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March
2019.What constitutes domestic
abuse?Charity Women’s Aid define domestic abuse as, “an incident or pattern of...
There’s no hiding from the fact that getting a divorce can be
tough – both emotionally and financially. Attempting to reach an agreement with
your spouse about everything from how you’ll split your assets to who the
children will live with and how often they will see the other parent can be
difficult.If you’re struggling to agree on child arrangements, could
mediation be the...
For many couples, the idea of entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial
agreement can feel far from romantic. When you’re putting the finishing touches
to your wedding plans or living in wedded bliss, the possibility of divorce is,
understandably, not something you want to think about.Are prenuptial agreements something we should all be talking more
about? Or do they ruin the romance? We...
With the number of cohabiting-couple families continuing to grow faster
than married couple and lone-parent families (an increase of over 25% over the
last decade according to the ONS), it seems that living
with a partner either before, or instead of, marriage, is becoming more and
more popular.What is cohabitation?When a couple live together but are not married, this is known as...