The podcast features leading lawyers from our Divorce and Family department and covers a wide range of topics to help individuals, advisors and others understand and navigate the many issues that can arise between a couple on separation. The podcast will cover all aspects of the work carried out by the department, from divorce and financial claims to issues concerning arrangements for their children.
Season one is fully available to listen to right now, and covers topics including finances in a separation, what to expect in court, alternatives to court, common mistakes that can be avoided and co-parenting after a separation.
How to listen and subscribe
An overview of each episode, as well as the episode itself is below, and you can listen to each episode below using our embedded player or all episodes are now live via Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Deezer.
Please click on the link for your preferred platform and subscribe to the podcast for future episode updates. Work on season two is well underway, which will provide a more detailed consideration of specific issues concerning financial and children’s situations on divorce and separation.
Episode 1: Welcome and season one overview
Introducing season one of the Stewarts Divorce and Family podcast. Hosts Sam Longworth, Jenny Bowden and Tim Carpenter provide an overview of the topics being discussed in season one including finances on divorce, what to expect in court proceedings or alternative routes, and mistakes to avoid.
Episode 2: What to expect from your Divorce Lawyer
Separation can be one of the most stressful life experiences, and meeting with a solicitor to discuss the intimate details of your family life and finances can be daunting. In this episode, Sam Longworth speaks with Stephen Foster and Debbie Chism to provide insight into ‘what to expect’ from your family lawyer to try to demystify that first meeting, so you’re better equipped to move forward.
Episode 3: Divorce finances – an introduction
Finances are one of the biggest topics facing a separating family. In this episode, Jenny Bowden meets with Toby Atkinson and Carly Kinch to look at the who, what and where of family finances during the divorce process. Our lawyers discuss the process of how assets and income are divided or redistributed by the court, and consider different options available to couples going through a divorce.
Episode 4: Divorce finances (2) – process and principles
Following on from our initial discussion of finances in episode three, Jenny Bowden is joined by Matthew Humphries and Harriet Franks to cover each individual phase of the disentanglement process, more on the sharing and needs principles, and the different kinds of orders a court can make.
Episode 5: Divorce finances (3) – tips and traps
This episode is focused on some do’s and don’ts for client’s when approaching the financial elements of their separation. Emma Hatley and Adrian Clossick join Sam Longworth to take listeners through early discussion points, tops tips for each phase of a divorce and an explanation of why what’s good for one party is not necessarily bad for the other.
Episode 6: Parenting after separation – an introduction
Having focused in previous episodes of the podcast on choosing your divorce and family lawyer and the financial aspects of separation, this episode looks more closely at the issues that can face separating parents. Tim Carpenter meets with Nicola Hogg and Rosie Stewart to provide a broad overview introducing various principles and guidelines when it comes to dealing with children matters.
Episode 7: Mediation in family law – an introduction
This introduction to mediation and other forms of ‘alternative dispute resolution’ or ADR broadly discusses the non-court based routes available to couples to deal with the circumstances of separation or children issues. Jenny Bowden is joined by Richard Hogwood and Sophie Chapman to consider when cases may or may not be suited to ADR.
Episode 8: Collaborative law – an introduction
Following on from episode 7, the collaborative law process is another form of ADR. The process can be used by couples who want to end their marriage and achieve a settlement that meets their needs and the needs of their children, if they have any, while avoiding court proceedings and any threat of one of them initiating litigation. Debbie Chism and Voirrey Ward join Tim Carpenter to outline how the process works and how it is best used.
Episode 9: Arbitration in family law – an introduction
Arbitration is a way of disputes being determined between two parties outside of court, but in a formal and binding setting. Instead of a judge, the case is dealt with by an arbitrator whose role is to oversee the dispute and ultimately determine it. Sam Longworth, Lucy Stewart-Gould and Jenny Duggan meet in this episode to discuss the benefits that arbitration can bring to divorce and family matters.
Episode 10: International cases and forum disputes – an introduction
Many of Stewarts’ clients have international elements to their lives. These foreign elements often represent a significant consideration in the context of divorce proceedings and can include living and working in different jurisdictions and owning assets in more than one country. Tim Carpenter is joined by Matthew Humphries and Sarah Havers to discuss the factors taken into account by the court when determining jurisdiction.
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