BLOG: #WhichOneIsMummy on reaching “the turning point”

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“It’s taken eight weeks, but I finally feel like I am me again” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Here I am, sitting with our little eight-week-old, finally feeling like things are getting easier. The sun is shining which, of course helps, but also the hormones and emotions have calmed down a lot. My friend messaged me after [….]

CORONAVIRUS: The impact on co-parenting

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“The current climate will result in a degree of uncertainty for separated parents” BY SALLY NASH, FAMILY LAW PARTNER AT GILSON GRAY Boris Johnson’s divorce lawyer has recently been consulted on a dispute where one parent is not letting her two children see their other parent for the weekend. A mother approached Neil Russell, saying [….]

LEGALLY SPEAKING: This is what you need to know before you say “I do”

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“What happens to me financially if a once-happy relationship unfortunately breaks down?” BY PHILIPPA CUNNIFF, PARTNER OF FAMILY LAW AT GILSON GRAY February 11 2020 was a mammoth day for #MarriageEquality as the first same-sex marriage took place in Northern Ireland. After years of vigorous campaigning by Love Equality, Northern Ireland is now almost fully [….]

BLOG: #WhichOneIsMummy on experiencing “motherhood guilt”

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“Looking back, I can laugh, but hey – these were real feelings at the time. I just needed some time to get a little perspective” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE At both five and six weeks, I sat on my sofa crying… This is the time where I always struggle the most after having a baby. Emotions and [….]

FAMILY: The road to motherhood – decision making

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For LGBTQI couples, the road to motherhood is more possible today than ever BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL For LGBTQI couples today, the road to motherhood has become far more achievable than ever before. More and more resources are now available to help same-sex couples overcome the challenges that they may face in the process of having a child. Moreover, support for the rights of same-sex parents is [….]

MONEY MATTERS: How statutory sick pay works amid COVID-19

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Employment lawyers answer your questions about statutory sick pay and coronavirus BY GILSON GRAY/GRAHAM MILLAR I have over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, but this is by far the most challenging time I have witnessed for any businesses in the UK – and indeed the rest of the world. The most important advice [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]