News & Commentary

Here is our thinking on recent family news and issues, and how these might impact you.

Parental alienation, a form of psychological abuse against both the child and the rejected parent, is a concept which is becoming better understood in the UK. It is increasingly recognised as damaging and harmful for those involved and according to The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, (CAFCASS) occurs in a significant number of the 125,000 cases it deals with every year.

Last week the government announced that the divorce laws in England and Wales are to be overhauled so couples can split faster and, it is hoped, with less acrimony.

Here are some of the most commonly asked divorce questions we get asked as family law solicitors in the UK.

Common Law Marriage Myth

Nearly half of people in England and Wales still mistakenly believe that if unmarried couples live together, they have a common law marriage, and have the same rights as married couples.

At Parrish Family Law we support ‘Good Divorce Week’.  An awareness-raising campaign by Resolution that aims to help parents minimise the impact of conflict on their children during the separation or divorce process.