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    Ending the blame game in divorce – By Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    A monumental reform of the divorce laws should see the ‘end of the blame game’ which currently requires separating spouses to attribute ‘fault’ to their partner if they want to divorce relatively quickly. The proposed new government legislation, which Justice Secretary David Gauke said in April would be introduced ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’,…

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    What can you do if you are being denied contact with your children? – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    In an ideal world, separating parents would sit down and amicably agree future arrangements for their children. Break-ups, however, are often emotionally fraught situations and agreement cannot always be reached without outside help. Fiona Yellowlees, Partner in the Family Department at WBW Solicitors, explains what steps you can take if you are having trouble making…

  3. Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce

    Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce The divorce rate for heterosexual couples in England and Wales may have hit a 45-year low in 2017 according to Office for National Statistics data, but break-ups still happen and when they do, financial arrangements between the separating couple need to be agreed. Issues requiring consideration include how assets…

  4. Continuous improvement – or an unexpectedly costly invention?

    Creativity, innovation and continuous improvement are buzzwords in almost every organisation, as businesses seek to identify something that will give them a competitive edge and ultimately improve their profitability. Some companies take a structured approach to generating new products and designs, with a dedicated research and development team and active management of their intellectual property…

  5. What rights do you have to see your grandchildren?

    Grandparents often enjoy a special bond with their grandchildren and it is one that parents usually treasure. However sometimes, whether through a family fall out or because parents divorce or separate, grandparents are prevented from seeing their grandchildren, or have their access severely restricted. Although the Ministry of Justice is currently considering requests from MPs…

  6. Sorting out holiday childcare arrangements

    While the long summer holidays are eagerly awaited by many, for divorced and separated parents the childcare challenges they throw up can pose something of a logistical nightmare. Fiona Yellowlees, Head of Family Law at WBW Solicitors, provides her top tips for sorting out childcare arrangements with your former partner and staying on cordial terms:…