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Articles Family Law 21st Dec 2023

The Family Law 12 days of Christmas

Throughout December, our family law solicitors Alex Haworth and Gemma Nicholls-Webber have been getting into the Christmas spirit and have shared several of their favourite family law topics with a festive twist.


Day 1: “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree”: How are gifts treated on divorce

Day 2: “In the Bleak Midwinter”: Getting children’s Christmas arrangements sorted without the chill

Day 3: “Deck the Halls”: Celebrating getting engaged this season – the benefits of prenuptial discussions

Day 4: “The First Noel”: Getting a no-fault divorce before next Christmas

Day 5: “Away in a Manger”: Parenthood through Surrogacy

Day 6: “We Three Kings”: A guide to successfully resolving finances on divorce (including any gold, palaces, money, or shares…

Day 7: “Jingle Bells”: Parents’ communication after separation

Day 8: “Silent Night”: The importance of having an accurate understanding of your spouses pension on divorce

Day 9: “Auld Lang Syne”: A fresh start using no fault divorce

Day 10: “Holly and the Ivy”: Prickly disputes over property ownership between cohabiting couples

Day 11: “Joy to the World” : Donor conception and identity of donors

Day 12: “We wish you a Merry Christmas”: Our top tips for co-parenting during holidays

If you or anyone you know would appreciate advice on any of the other topics we have covered in our 12 songs of Christmas, please contact Alex Haworth or Gemma Nicholls-Webber.

The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.
Gemma Nicholls-Webber

Author: Gemma Nicholls-Webber

Managing Associate

Author: Alexandra Haworth

Senior Associate

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