Category Archives: Family Law, Marriage, Divorce & Custody

Getting Divorced? Think of the Social Media Dangers

By | February 22, 2016

Consensus Collaboration Scotland, an organisation dedicated to helping couples divorce in as collaborative, amicable and friendly a manner as possible, has urged separating couples to think about the potential consequences of posting details on social media. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snap Chat are hugely popular. However, a spur of the moment post… Read More »

Why You Should Formally End Your Relationship with Divorce

By | February 17, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the reasons why separating couples should officially end their relationship with divorce. Joy Williams, a 69-year-old grandmother, lived with her partner Norman Martin for 18 years before his death from a heart attack in 2012.

Government Divorce Form Error

By | February 11, 2016

It is feared that over 2000 divorces will be affected by the Government’s online divorce form fault. The fault on ‘Form E’ was only discovered in December last year and had been available on the Government’s website since at least April 2014. This form can be used by a separating couple to calculate their financial settlements. 

Why are Divorce Rates Falling in the UK?

By | February 5, 2016

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that divorce rates are at their lowest level for 40 years. The end of World War II in 1945 and the liberation of divorce law through the Divorce Reform Act of 1971 saw divorce rates sharply rise, and there has been a steady increase in divorces… Read More »

Is it Time for Blame Free Divorce?

By | January 28, 2016

This January marks the first anniversary of Scotland’s historic first same-sex marriages. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 that made these weddings possible showed that family law is beginning to catch up with societal attitudes. However, there is still a lot of work to do.

Why is Algebra Needed to Calculate Child Support?

By | January 28, 2016

I need to calculate child support.  Let’s see. First, we find the percentage based on number of children.  I multiply my gross income by this percentage.  Is gross before taxes or after?  Then, we minus this number from the mother’s gross income.  Yeah, like she really shares the real number.  Then we find the common denominator, carry the… Read More »

Can I Leave My Home & Kids

By | December 15, 2015

Has the arguing and tension in the house reached DEFCON 1?  Are you walking on egg shells and every encounter with your spouse a potential explosion?  Needless to say, living in the same house while planning or while going through a divorce can get interesting. All the arguing in front of the kids can’t be healthy.  One of… Read More »

Does Cheating Matter to Judges

By | September 18, 2015

According to some estimates 17% of marriages end because of a wandering spouse.  Women cheat to gain an emotional connection, while men cheat mostly for sex. The most likely times for cheating to occur are during the first year of marriage, following the birth of the first child, the seventh year of marriage (the infamous seven year itch),… Read More »

Divorce Myths: Top 30 Misunderstood California Family Law Principles (Part Two)

By | June 8, 2012

In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s family law legal system works, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 family law myths that I’ve encountered, along with responses I have formulated… Read More »

Divorce Myths: Top 30 Misunderstood California Family Law Principles (Part One)

By | May 3, 2012

In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s family law legal system works, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 family law myths that I’ve encountered, along with responses I have formulated… Read More »