Ruth Hawkins has contributed to this New Book 101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children
With legal aid drastically cut back BH&O LLP are delighted to be supporting a national, not-for-profit social enterprise working to provide accessible support to families through the difficulties of separation and divorce.
Ruth Hawkins isdelighted to have contributed to 101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children, a new book to help separating parents keep their children’s best interests first. BH&O LLP are long-term supporters of the social enterprise OnlyMums & OnlyDads and both Ruth and Irena Osborne are members of their Family Law Panel.
The book, published with support and collaboration of Bath Publishing, has been written by a number of expert family solicitors, barristers, mediators and other professionals. It covers the legal landscape, how to cope with the psychological impact of separation, what it means for children involved, and where parents can turn for further help and support.
Ruth Hawkins says
“I am delighted to have contributed to this book. It is a comprehensive guide that will assist parents in dealing with any legal issue relating to their children that might arise upon separation, and I think it will be invaluable for those who choose, or are unable to obtain legal advice or representation. But it will also assist those who have solicitors, as it will answer so many questions and give a context to what they are going through, and help them focus on using their solicitors in a more proportionate and cost effective manner.”
101 Questions Answered develops three key themes which help parents resolve issues:
- Improving relationship and communication skills with their ex-partner
- Determining what is genuinely best for the children (often requiring external support)
- Understanding the processes and mechanics of the law, family courts and different pathways to resolving issues, such as mediation, collaborative law and other approaches.
Director of OnlyMums, Rebecca Giraud adds,
“101 Questions Answered aims to clearly explain family law processes, answering the most common questions that separating parents with a degree of authority. Throughout the book, we also made sure to emphasise how parents can save money when using professional advisers. We are delighted to have had BH&O LLP share their expertise in this book.”
In his foreword to the book, President of the Family Division The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane said:
“Irrespective of the current pressing problem that may have caused a parent to pick this book up, any reader would be well advised to invest the time in reading it from cover to cover, thereby gaining a real ‘feel’ for the approach of family law professionals and the courts in general to these important and difficult problems.”