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What If Henry VIII Had Known About The Divorce Surgery?

In the first, and in all probability last, in our series about how the course of the world might have … Read More

Silver Splitters: 5 Tips To Consider If Divorcing Over 65

The majority of issues affecting divorcing couples have no relevance to their age whatsoever. Treating divorce as a shared problem, … Read More

How Does Furlough Or Redundancy Affect Maintenance?

Many readers will be surveying the gloomy economic outlook with trepidation over the summer. Job losses are forecast to rise sharply … Read More

Divorce Doesn’t Need To Be A Battle

Why you really do need to think about getting divorced in a non-adversarial way… Divorce has a terrible reputation. Say … Read More

What is Co-parenting and How Can We Do it Well?

At The Divorce Surgery you won’t be surprised to hear we see a lot of separating families. It is obvious … Read More

5 Tips For Dating Through Divorce

Dating and divorce aren’t words you often see in the same sentence. But the reality is that they often come … Read More

How to Help your Friends Divorce Well

You probably don’t realise it, but if you have a close friend going through a divorce then you are going … Read More

The Changing Face of Family Law and What It Means for You

‘Divorce is riven with high emotion and often irrational behaviour. It is by its nature combative, but lawyers are increasingly … Read More

5 Top Tips At The Beginning Of A Relationship Breakdown

At The Divorce Surgery we encourage all our couples to access help from the right experts at the right time. … Read More

All You Need to Know about the Financial Cost of Getting Divorced

Everyone knows that divorce is expensive, and particularly the financial aspects of divorce. The chances are that one of you … Read More

Should children be moving between their parents’ homes during the Coronavirus?

Living through the Coronavirus creates a heightened sense of stress and anxiety for us all. Decisions that used to require … Read More

How Employers Can Support Employees Going Through Divorce?

Divorce is a reality which affects many couples. 42% of marriages end in divorce. But some employers do not engage … Read More

How To Progress Your Divorce During Coronavirus

There seems to be an assumption that every aspect of human life is in the deep freeze until we emerge … Read More

Myth Busting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Whilst the President of the Family Division has made it clear that the Court’s key aim over coming weeks is … Read More

Divorce & Co-parenting In The Age Of Coronavirus

Thanks to coronavirus, parents are being asked to make significant changes to the way that their family functions. With children … Read More

Second Time Around Dating – How To Find Love Again After A Divorce

At The Divorce Surgery we encourage all our couples to access help from the right experts at the right time. … Read More

My Family Court Hearing Has Been Adjourned Due To The Coronavirus – What Can I Do?

The Coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our daily lives, in ways which would have been inconceivable just a few … Read More

BBC One’s The Split: A Fair Reflection of Divorce?

The Split, a BBC One drama which follows the personal and legal challenges faced by the Defoes (a family of … Read More

The Family Home: What Happens To It On Divorce?

When a couple divorce, a question of key concern is what will happen to our family home? This is because … Read More

Understanding The Divorce Process In The UK?

Here at The Divorce Surgery, we are regularly contacted by couples who know they want to get a divorce and … Read More

Child Maintenance Calculations And The CMS

When parents separate, one of the first issues they must address is how they will provide financially for their children … Read More

Spousal Maintenance: How Much & How Long Will It Last?

The question of how assets and finances will be divided upon divorce is one of the key issues in family … Read More

How Long Does A Divorce Take?

When a marriage breaks down, starting the divorce process can be daunting. It can seem like there is a lot … Read More

How Does A Judge Decide Who Gets What In A Divorce?

The question most frequently asked by divorcing couples is what would be a fair settlement of our financial situation on … Read More

What Is One Couple One Lawyer?

One Couple One Lawyer is a service which enables a separating couple to jointly instruct one impartial barrister who can … Read More

How To File A Divorce Petition

One of the things our clients are frequently surprised by in our Introductory Sessions is how separate the divorce procedure … Read More

The Legal Steps Of Divorce / Dissolving A Civil Partnership

Step 1: The Divorce/ Dissolution Petition The following must apply to you: You must have been married or in a … Read More

Grounds For Divorce: A Handy Guide

Although campaigners have been working hard to reform the divorce law in England and Wales for some time now, no-fault … Read More

Filling In A Form E

The majority of our work at The Divorce Surgery involves assisting couples with negotiating a fair and amicable settlement of … Read More

Financial Disclosure & The Divorce Surgery

The majority of our work at The Divorce Surgery involves assisting couples with negotiating a fair and amicable settlement of … Read More

What Is A Clean Break?

We are often asked by our clients: what does a clean break in divorce mean? This blog will answer just … Read More

Will Marriage Story Spark A Debate About Family Justice?

Marriage Story, released recently on Netflix, is a compellingly accurate, often painful to watch, account of the fallout when a … Read More

What Does Conduct Mean In The Form E?

Many couples who complete their Forms E are frankly a little confused by the following text at part 4.4: “Bad … Read More

Do I Have To Go To Court To Get A Divorce?

In short, no. The court is an integral part of the process but you do not have to attend at … Read More

Can A Divorcing Couple Share One Lawyer?

Traditionally, when a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, each side instructs a lawyer to represent their interests when dividing … Read More

What Is The Divorce Surgery?

Founded by experienced and specialist family law barristers Samantha Woodham and Harry Gates, The Divorce Surgery has won awards for … Read More

What Are Child Arrangements?

When a relationship breaks down, are a number of difficult decisions have to be made. Where there are children involved, … Read More