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Absent parents finding 'loopholes' to avoid child maintenance

Loopholes in the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) are allowing many absent parents to get away with not paying all that they should to support their children. New research by single parent charity Gingerbread reveals that many non-resident parents only pay a...

Top tips for talking to your children about divorce

For many people getting divorced who have children, telling the kids can often be the hardest part. The thought of how upset and confused your children will be can make it incredibly difficult to break the news and many parents simply have no idea how to...

The Benefits of Mediation

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that can be used for both personal and business matters. It offers a way for two or more parties in dispute to agree a mutually satisfactory solution that allows everyone to move on. Mediation provides a...

What is a MIAM? And why is it important?

When you are going through a divorce, you will be invited to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). Its purpose is to provide you and your partner with information about alternative forms of dispute resolution, namely mediation, and...

What Are the Grounds for Divorce?

Under current UK law, you must have been married for at least a year and be able to demonstrate that your marriage has irretrievably broken down in order to secure a divorce. At present, there is no option for a “no fault divorce” i.e. where the...

Domestic Violence and Legal Aid: How to find out if you are eligible

If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, the idea of facing a court case can be daunting – and even more so if you’re worried about affording legal fees. But help may be at hand under the Government’s Legal Aid scheme. If you meet...

What Happens To Your Children When You Separate?

Deciding to end a marriage is a painful decision for anyone, regardless of how difficult the relationship has become.  But dealing with what will happen to your children when you separate can be particularly distressing, especially if you and your...

Divorce & Inheritance: Where do I stand?

For many people who are considering the financial fallout of divorce, matters of inheritance are often a source of worry. How are assets like these divided? Do you have to share inherited assets? Can you or your partner stake a claim over future...

5 questions to ask before divorce

When relationships turn sour, emotions run high. Expect throwaway comments and knee-jerk responses. That’s why it pays to understand what divorce might mean for you. Know what you could be getting into, and make sure that it’s what you want...

Muna Saleem Completes the London Marathon

This year we were immensely proud to have a member of the Crisp & Co team taking on the formidable task of running the London Marathon – and formidable it was!

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