Starting 30 November 2020, Good Divorce Week is organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, of which Andy is a member.
Andy says: “Dealing with separation and divorce is difficult. Emotions are high and even if two people both agree to separate, the changes can be so stressful that conflict and confrontation can seem inevitable. However, this doesn’t need to be the case.
Parents, whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the Family Court, have been understandably concerned about their ability to meet the requirements of these court orders safely during the current coronavirus crisis.
Who should my children stay with during the coronavirus lockdown?
Andy Stout, family lawyer at Tallents Solicitors noted that he had received many more enquiries than usual from parents who were seeking clarification on how they should comply with existing court orders for child arrangements while still adhering to the government’s staying at home guidance.
What you need to know about the relationship choices available to mixed-sex couples in 2020
For mixed-sex couples wishing to put their relationship on a more legal footing, 2020 is the first year that they are able to enter into a civil partnership instead of a marriage in England. Introduced in 2005, previously the law only allowed same-sex couples to become civil partners.
Family law expert, Andy Stout looks at the options now available to cohabiting couples who may wish to protect any property or business assets, and make provision for their children or dependents.