First reading of the Cohabitation Rights Bill

An interesting Bill for cohabitating couples has been introduced to the House of Lords by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames. The Cohabitation Rights Bill (‘the Bill’) was first read on 6th Read more…


Posted on Mar 31st, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Stepmothers may not have parental responsibility for your Stepchildren

Mother’s Day is fast approaching on 22nd March 2020 and this day should be just as much about celebrating Stepmothers as well as Mothers! Did you know as a Stepmother Read more…


Posted on Mar 20th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: You are more likely to get divorced if you live by the sea

Divorce is never a happy event and while it is something experienced by many people, it would be a rare person who wouldn’t have preferred not to go through the Read more…


Posted on Mar 6th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Lawthoughts: The ‘7 Year Itch’ is real!

The ‘7 Year Itch’ is a psychological concept which implies happiness in the marital relationship starts to decline at around the 7 year mark. The 7 year itch became a Read more…


Posted on Feb 13th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Divorce reform swiftly returns to Parliament

The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill has been pushed back by parliament twice now due to the recent general election and other matters such as Brexit. However, on 6th January Read more…


Posted on Jan 21st, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

UN International Day of Older Persons

UN's International Day of older persons' 60+ counts logo

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 50 years’ time it is anticipated that there will be an additional 8.2 million people aged 65+ in the UK. This is Read more…


Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Fathers and the right to parental responsibility

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Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers and special guardians! In this article, we look at fathers and parental responsibility, which isn’t always straightforward. (Unlike a Read more…


Posted on Jun 13th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

No fault divorce: change is coming to the law

no fault divorce

April 2019 saw the government agree to start legislating on what will be one of the biggest changes to divorce law since the Divorce Reform Act 1969. After years of Read more…


Posted on May 20th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Happy Mother’s Day to all who have parental responsibility for a child

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and special guardians! All biological mothers automatically have parental responsibility for their children. Parental responsibility is a wide range of Read more…


Posted on Mar 31st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Divorce rate peaks in January

With online divorces now possible, this means an application can be lodged at court at any time and, according to official figures, the divorce rate peaked with 455 people applying Read more…


Posted on Jan 28th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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