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Help with Divorce from David McHardy

David McHardy LLB is an experienced family lawyer and mediator for the Essex branch of specialist family law firm Jones Myers LLP. He is a Lieutenant Bailiff in the Royal Courts of Guernsey and a prominent member of Essex Family Solutions Group.

Maintaining the magic at Christmas: tips to lighten the season for children and parents

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Guest blog from Sylvia Ould of Family Assessments Christmas is a time of high expectations for many people – not just children waiting the arrival of presents under the tree. For parents who don't live together it can be a time of great angst. On occasions...

Grandparents can bring festive cheer to divorce gloom

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

When parents divorce, children find themselves living in an environment which can sometimes be strained and the home of the grandparents becomes a safe haven, somewhere that offers consistency and a place where they can open up about their feelings. For...

Are we really committed to children's best interests?

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

As part of a shake-up of the family justice system, children will have legal rights to maintain contact with both parents – and rightly so. Also, recommendations in the Family Justice Review aim to give children a greater voice and to allow them to...