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Separation and divorce are undoubtedly challenging times, especially for families with children. At Grayfords, we understand the importance of providing support and guidance to help parents navigate this emotional journey with care and compassion. It’s essential for both parents to understand their parental responsibilities and work together to make decisions that prioritise the well-being of…

Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which analysed behavioural statistics surrounding marriage and divorce in recent decades points to a notable rise in ‘silver splicers’ or ‘silver separators’ – terms used to describe divorcing couples over the age of 65. Interestingly, this upwards trend is in stark contrast to the tendencies of…

On Wednesday 6TH March, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced the Spring Budget, which many expect is likely to be the last fiscal event before 2024’s general election. As part of the budget, Hunt made a commitment of £170 million to the UK’s justice system in an attempt to make it ‘fit for the modern era’,…

Documents filed on Tuesday 20th February in a Santa Barbara, California court now reveal that Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have finally concluded their divorce. Legal proceedings came to a close on Friday 16th February when the marriage was officially terminated, rendering both Costner and Baumgartner single for the first time in nearly 20 years….

The declaration of parentage is a legal process designed to establish and confirm the parental relationship between a child and their biological or legal parent(s). In the United Kingdom, this procedure is vital for resolving disputes or uncertainties surrounding parentage, ensuring that children have legal recognition of their parents and access to parental rights and…

The Office for National Statistics (a.k.a. the ONS) have recently released research data confirming that the UK’s rates of divorce have now dropped to a record low in the last 50 years. This perhaps surprising news is not necessarily the result of an increase in happy marriages however but is instead a likely byproduct of…

Although coming to a decision to get divorced is often a difficult process, it is the next step of launching proceedings that is the more challenging, and potentially treacherous, road to embark on if one does not know how to properly navigate it. Spouses can often feel that parting ways in a fair manner that…

Post-nuptial agreements offer a practical means for couples to plan for their financial futures while protecting their interests and promoting understanding. If you are considering a post-nuptial agreement, or are wishing to have on drafted, please do not hesitate to contact our expert solicitors today for your free consultation on 020 6100 7100.    

The Office for National Statistics has just released census figures for the years 2020, 2021, and 2022 that point to a significant change in marriage trends throughout England and Wales. The modern family unit is apparently evolving fast, and couples’ choices surrounding cohabitation, marriage, and civil partnerships is beginning to clearly reflect this. Most significantly,…

Sharing childcare between parents is crucial to a happy and healthy co-parenting relationship. It is often a difficult topic to navigate and needs lots of flexibility, communication, and understanding. At Grayfords, our expert solicitors are well-versed in all types of parenting arrangements, and can help you to navigate your ideal co-parenting situation. Please do not…