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We have now officially moved to Researching Reform - look forward to seeing you there!

Family Law Judge of the Week:
This is a new section that has now been added. It will highlight committed and passionate judges who put family first.

Divorce Manual would like to highlight The Centre for Separated Families which is a progressive organisation that offers families support in a humane and caring fashion.

The Manual itself is located just at the end of the Post entitled 'Manual'.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Multiple Cybernality Disorder

It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I started out with one; now I have three. In a bid to try and curb my appetite for all things more-ish, Researching Reform has been a work in progress for many months but it has now become home to Divorce Manual, which started out life on Blogger.

As of today, Researching Reform will be the parent site for the collection/ obsession that is family law in cyberspace and whilst Blogger will always hold sentimental value for introducing me to the world wide web (as well as holding the countless posts I just don’t have the heart to delete), Researching Reform is officially taking over.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read the thoughts on these blogs and I hope very much that you will follow Researching Reform right up until the time when its author gets arrested (which is bound to happen, considering that this site does tend to go contra flow to what’s already been established in the field of family law).

Over and out to lunch.

Friday, 21 May 2010


LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.


LoreCasts at Family Lore

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Relationships Scotland

Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help.

They are also in the running to win a website makeover which would allow them the opportunity to work on their online presence. If you would like to vote for them, please click here.

Relationships Scotland would also appreciate any further mention of their endeavour, so please feel free to pass the link on, should you feel inclined.


This site is dedicated towards demystifying the divorce courts and the divorce process in Britain as a whole.

The Family Courts have been in a state of turmoil for some time: having to reconcile erratic EU legislation with their own home-grown and regrettably, archaic law; the misuse of discretion to try to fill the widening gaps in the system; heavily congested and without the necessary funding or professional training needed to deal with the complicated nature of divorce, the system offers no stability for the vulnerable parties who come to it to seek advice and often, its protection.

Did you know, for instance, that over 75% of our laws here in Britain originate from Brussels? The notion that a Think Tank hundreds of miles from home can in some way ascertain the needs of two spouses and their young children is baffling. And it gets worse (as those of you who have already sampled the delights of the system will know): the system has so many different sections doing so many different jobs that it has overstretched itself and with minimal funding, a divorcing couple can find themselves in the ultimate dilemma – how do we get through our divorce and through to the courts?

How can we communicate effectively with the courts and the practitioners in it, so that our voices are heard clearly and the best solution found for our fractured family?

The answer is simple: you need to understand the system so that you can speak its language, without fear, and exercise your right to be heard fairly and without prejudice.

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