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How to protect your children on their first Christmas after divorce

While Instagram would lead us to believe that every family spends the Christmas period in matching pyjamas happily making mince pies in a remarkably mess-free kitchen, the reality can be rather different. Tensions run high in most families and it is generally a stressful time for parents, with the first Christmas post-divorce likely to be even... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: long distance marriages

Many things have changed since the baby boomers were the age millennials are now. We’ve looked at how the rise of social media has affected marriage and divorce, as well as the impact of recent global economic downturns on when couples choose to marry. Both of these are indicators of a larger phenomenon, though, and that is the fact that... Read More

Summer holidays advice for separated parents

In cases where the separated parents live in different countries, flight cancellations or similar issues can present significant challenges to child arrangements. For example, if one parent lives in London and the other in Italy, if flights are cancelled, then it could be very difficult for the child to spend time with the other parent during... Read More

Katherine Res Pritchard discusses recent high court ruling on posthumous use of an embryo

Katherine Res Pritchard is a senior director and Head of London Children at Vardags. She worked in a team alongside Ayesha on the groundbreaking legal ruling of Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust & The HFEA & Z (by his litigation friend, The Official Solicitor) [2018] EWCOP 18 . In 2018, the specialist fertility team at Vardags... Read More

The UNHW divorce driving the art auction industry

Where the multimillions are made: UHNW divorce   “The Macklowe split has it all – octogenarians fighting for 5 years in the most acrimonious of proceedings. Enter stage left, real estate mogul Harry Macklowe, allegedly erecting a 42+ foot billboard of himself and his new wife on a Park Avenue building where the parties had... Read More

Sacha Lee discusses CAFCASS launching a new telephone service

Cafcass have launched a new telephone service for children and young people, with the aim that children have a space to ‘share their views about how well we supported them, how effectively we listened and understood what life is like for them, and how that understanding influenced what the Family Court Adviser recommended in their report... Read More

Private children: same difference?

Katherine Res Pritchard and Sacha Lee look at internal relocation and the approach taken by the courts following Re C. This article was first published by the Family Law Journal (Legalease). Internal relocation refers to a move by one parent with a child from one part of the UK to another. It is not unusual in the years post-separation... Read More

Child arrangements and no-fault divorce

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) comes into force today, 6 April 2022, and sees the implementation of ‘No-Fault Divorce’, a move which, it is hoped, will put an end to the ‘blame game’ by which divorce is often characterised at present. Currently, although the only ‘ground’ for... Read More

The Covid Vaccination Rollout, Children and Consent

First launched in the winter of 2020, the vaccine rollout has been a particularly successful one, with over 92 million vaccinations administered to date. Such success has reached a standstill, however, when it comes to the vaccination of children: a decision which treads the sensitive balance between parental consent and the... Read More

Why the use of parental alienation is controversial

‘Parental alienation’ is a term that is becoming increasingly commonplace in private children law proceedings. however, it remains controversial.  Initially, the approach of the English courts had been ambivalent. In March 2002, Tony Hobbs JP Chartered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist wrote an article in Family Law... Read More
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