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ADR in Family Law and how to communicate effectively

27 May 2022 “The problem with the courts system is that it is being used to perpetuate family conflict inadvertently. It is an adversarial process by nature. The rest of Europe uses mediation as the default first... READ

New Year’s checklist? Divorce

09 February 2022 With no surprise, January can be the busiest month of the year for new divorce enquiries. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some families with many just ‘trying to make things... READ

The ending of a relationship …

08 December 2021 When parties separate one option open to them is to enter into negotiations with their former spouse to deal with such matters as occupation of the matrimonial home, ownership and division of the matrimonial... READ

Surrogacy in Northern Ireland

15 October 2021 For many individuals having their own family means everything. Sadly for some the path to achieve this dream is a challenging one. For couples or individuals seeking to become a parent Surrogacy can often... READ

A Matrimonial Agreement

08 July 2021 When parties separate one option open to them is to enter into negotiations with their former spouse to deal with such matters as occupation of the matrimonial home, ownership and division of the matrimonial... READ

Separation and Divorce: How to Prioritise Your Child’s Mental Health

02 June 2021 There is a huge focus currently on looking after our mental wellbeing, particularly in light of the difficult year that we have all experienced, the impact of which is likely yet to be fully... READ

Domestic Abuse Bill 2021; A new voice for victims

11 February 2021 Tiernan Oliver, solicitor in our family law department, examines the new legislation introduced to give further protections to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence in Northern Ireland has become an increasingly worrying issue in... READ

Divorce in a Covid Climate

11 December 2020 Sarah Elliott, Solicitor specialising in Family Law, considers how challenges to financial settlements in these uncertain times might be viewed by the Courts. Issues surrounding financial settlements are on the increase given concerns surrounding... READ

Travel Corridors and Child Contact

28 October 2020 Sarah Elliott, Solicitor specialising in Family Law, considers how a request for contact for a separated parent travelling from a non-Green List country might be viewed by a Court. This issue was addressed in... READ

Covid-19 fall-out could impact on divorce finances

05 May 2020 It is fair to say that few people, until recent times, expected the massive and widespread impact of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on just about every aspect of our lives.  And indeed,... READ
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