Special Guardianship – The Facts

Special Guardianship

What is a Special Guardianship? Special Guardians are a special type of carer. They look after children who are not living with their parents. 9 out of 10 Special Guardians are related to the child or are family friends. A ‘Special Guardianship Order’ gives them Parental Responsibility for the child or children who live with […]

Contact with your Children over the Holidays

How to retain contact with your children over the holidays

How to retain contact with your children over the holidays The school summer holidays are fast approaching, and whilst most people look forward to summer holidays and spending family time together, this can be a difficult time for some parents. According to Gingerbread, September 2018, there are around two million single parents in the UK, […]

No-fault divorces are to be introduced into law

Family Solicitors - WSP Solicitors

New legislation coming in to introduce no-fault divorces As members of Resolution, WSP Solicitors’ Family Team have welcomed the recent news that there is to be new legislation to overhaul the archaic divorce law. The legislation will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time is available. The move towards a no fault divorce means that […]

Pay As You Go Scheme (PAYG)

Kristie Rhodes Family Solicitor Gloucester

Clients can now instruct a Family Solicitor on a Pay As You Go basis for children disputes WSP’s Family Department understand that it is not financially possible for all clients who seek our advice to instruct us on a full representation basis. Often, those clients are in the midst of an ongoing dispute with an […]

Refuge from Domestic Abuse

Amie Calder Family Solicitor WSP Stroud

Rock and A Hard Place The Chantry Centre, Lister Hall, Dursley, saw a performance of Rock and a Hard Place on Sunday evening. We took the opportunity to join the audience. Written by Lynn Morris and performed by Journeymen Theatre, the play is a ‘theatre of witness’ on domestic abuse. It is being launched in […]

How Cohabiting Couples can Protect Themselves

Kristie Rhodes Family Solicitor Gloucester

Cohabiting Couples & The Common Law Marriage Myth Resolution, an organisation that campaigns for improvements to the family justice system, reported that the number of couples choosing to tie the knot has in fact been steadily decreasing since the 1970s. Cohabiting couples are now the fastest growing family type. There are 3.3m cohabiting couples in […]

Divorce in older age

Beth Evans, Director and Family Children Divorce Solicitor at WSP Solicitors

The increase of marriage and divorce in older age According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), we are seeing a year on year increase in both marriage and divorce in older age couples. Although divorce rates across the whole population are falling, older people are bucking the trend with the ONS reporting that between […]

Resolution Code of Practice

Beth Evans, Director and Family Children Divorce Solicitor at WSP Solicitors

Resolution is a community of family solicitors and other justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way, considering the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children. Resolution Code of Practice As members of Resolution the WSP Family team have signed up to the […]

Good Divorce Week

Good Divorce Week - Resolution First for Family Law

Resolution – Minimising the impact of conflict on children This week is Resolution’s Good Divorce Week. As members of Resolution, we are supporting their campaign in the hope of finding #abetterway for our clients.   Resolution is an organisation of family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. They help separating parents […]

The Impact of Divorce on Children

Amie Calder Family Solicitor WSP Stroud

Resolution’s Good Divorce Week With Resolution’s Good Divorce Week running from the 26th – 30th November 2018, WSP Solicitors are supporting the campaign which focuses on how separating or divorcing parents can limit the impact of divorce on children. Our Family Solicitors are all members of Resolution. This means that we follow Resolution’s Code of […]