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How much child maintenance should I pay in the UK?

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Getting divorced or separated is never easy. There are plenty of legalities to arrange during this emotionally testing time. If you and your ex-partner have children, one of the key issues you’ll need to agree on is child maintenance, ensuring that...

Is Surrogacy Legal in the UK?

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Surrogacy is a popular option for single men or women and same sex partners who want to have a child. As part of the arrangement, a woman (the surrogate) gives birth to a child for an individual or couple (the intended parents). The process helps people to...

Elaine Morrison is featured expert on Made By Mammas Podcast

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Elaine Morrison recently joined Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton on the  Made By Mammas Podcast . During the episode Elaine answers listeners' questions on prenuptial agreements, the concept of "birdnesting", amicable separations and so...

Can You Co-parent with a Narcissist?

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A narcissist is an individual who excessively admires themselves, craves attention and believes they are the most important person in the world. Attempting to co-parent with someone like this, who puts themselves before everyone else and wants to control...

Can a divorce cause PTSD?

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Going through a divorce can a very stressful experience, both for the couple themselves, and for the rest of their family. Bringing a long-term relationship to an end is always likely to be difficult, even where the separation itself is reasonably amicable. ...

A Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor at Crisp & Co.

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I am Charlotte Creighton, a Trainee Solicitor at Crisp & Co. I hope this brief blog will give some insight into the process of becoming a qualified Solicitor and the life of a Trainee Solicitor in a Family Law Firm . I began my legal journey at...

Can Menopause Cause Relationship Breakdown?

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Millions of women across the UK experience symptoms of the menopause every day, but unfortunately we still don’t fully understand all of the physical, emotional and mental effects it may have. There does however, seem to be a correlation between...

Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce?

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For many, the question of who gains custody of the family pet during a divorce can be a major concern. People form strong bonds with their animal companions and deciding who is the best candidate to care for them during a divorce is a difficult and...

Is My Ex Partner a Narcissist?

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Divorce and separation can often be very difficult and, in some cases, can be particularly distressing. This is especially the case where your ex-partner proves to be very difficult to deal with both during and after proceedings. Some of the common issues...

Crisp & Co are members of The Surrogacy Network

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The Surrogacy Network brings multi-disciplinary organisations, including fertility clinics, surrogacy and family law legal experts, fertility counsellors, surrogacy advocates, organisations and charities, researchers and healthcare professionals. Membership...