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Managing the Festive Period

Christmas is often projected as being 100% fun and festive. The media and retail focus on Christmas seems to get bigger and more prolonged with each passing year as does the pressure to part with money and deliver an ‘event’ that lives up to other people’s expectations. The truth is often something a little darker […]


Cohabitation Awareness Week – Are you at risk?

Thousands of unmarried couples in Surrey at risk of losing everything if their relationship breaks down This week marks Cohabitation Awareness Week, the focus of which is to raise awareness about the lack of rights that exist for unmarried couples who live together. With about 7 million people in the UK living in this type […]


Armed Forces Covenant

Two members of the rhw team recently attended an Army Engagement Team Event in Guildford, the aim of which was to give the audience a greater understanding of the British Army and what they do for us. The talk explained why we have an Army, what they are doing on the Nation’s behalf, how they […]


Need to discuss a Family Law Matter? Don’t have the time?

Lunchtime Family Law legal advice. Here at rhw we are very aware that people have huge pressures on their time. Work, childcare and commuting all take their toll on free time available to you. If you want to have a chat with someone about a Family Law matter that may be worrying you, it can […]


Lies, Damn Lies & the ‘Divorce Solution’ Game!

Google key words around the area of Divorce and you will unleash a tsunami of promises based on either extraordinarily low level priced ‘fixed fee divorces’, so-called ‘quickie divorces’ and the alternative ‘non-legal divorce solutions’.  Some of them seem to be claiming to be able to divorce you for little more than a round of […]


“When are we going to tell the girls?” – Divorce seen from Seventeen

Just before my 17th birthday my parents separated.  I remember the night well.  I was sat in the dining room struggling my way through my sociology A-Level homework. I left the room to go for a break and as I passed the sitting room, where my parents were, I overheard my Mum say, “When are […]


Doctor Foster – Fact or Fiction?

Doctor Foster is addictive TV viewing.  The first series focused on the discovery and effects caused by the betrayal of adultery and the second series on the aftermath of a bitter divorce.  So to test your knowledge of family law, as portrayed in the series, which of the following statements are fact or fiction? Series […]


The Divorce Fantasy

When on holiday recently I read a book by Sophie Kinsella called ‘The Wedding Night’.  Yes, I know that some of you literary snobs will disapprove of my choice of books but before you judge me read on. The book focuses on two sisters; one who is going through a bitter divorce and the other […]


The Doctor who made the Difference

    A couple of weeks ago I was struck down by what I initially thought was a bad case of flu. What it actually turned out to be was cellulitis in my left leg which eventually landed me a bed in my local Hospital. I will say at the start of this article the […]


Guest Blog for September: Ges Ray – Speaking in Public

Once in a while, rhw like to invite contacts to submit a guest Blog item. On this occasion it is the charming Ges Ray who gets to add a few words on the subject of speaking in public: So how will you leave your audience feeling?             You’re giving a presentation […]