27 November 2020

New podcast: Breaking Good - Rethinking Separation and Divorce

Introducing Breaking Good, the new Forsters' podcast. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke teams up with leading family lawyer Jo Edwards and members of Forsters' Family team to demystify the divorce and separation process. An informative and entertaining guide to modern family law.

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Episode One: Demystifying separation and divorce, present and future

In the first episode of our new podcast series, Marcus and Jo are joined by top family lawyer Rosie Schumm to talk about common misconceptions about family law, divorce during COVID and the lure of Ally McBeal...

Listen to episode one of Breaking Good


Episode Two: No Fault Divorce – ending the blame game

Co-hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Family, Jo Edwards are joined by up-and-coming family lawyer Jamie Gaw to talk all things no fault divorce, set to take effect in 2021. They dissect all that's wrong with the current divorce system, the arguments that led to change, how the new law will operate in practice and some rather unusual behaviour particulars (one spouse cooking another spouse tuna casserole every night being one)…

Listen to episode two of Breaking Good


Episode Three: Children & separation - all you need to know

Co-hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Family, Jo Edwards are joined by preeminent family lawyer Simon Blain to talk about how to prioritise children’s needs during separation and divorce. They explore how parents can best work together to protect children from any fall-out, the different and creative child arrangements they have seen, how to take account of a child's wishes and the kindness of surrogate mothers.

Listen to episode three of Breaking Good


Episode Four: Love Nuptially - a definitive guide to pre-nups and post-nups

Co-hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Family, Jo Edwards are re-joined by family lawyer Rosie Schumm to talk all things nuptial agreement-related. From debunking some common myths, to sharing tips on how to broach the subject with your other half, and discussing why they aren't as unromantic or as new a concept as you might think – it's all here.

Listen to episode four of Breaking Good


Episode Five: Splitigation – going to court to sort out finances on divorce

Co-hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Family, Jo Edwards are joined once again by Rosie Schumm to talk about going to court to sort out money issues on divorce. They explore when involving the court is the right thing to do, the process, what powers the court has and why it's usually not as melodramatic as movies would have us believe….

Listen to episode five of Breaking Good


Episode Six: Breaking Good - Episode Six: Putting the children first - top tips for separated parents navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Co-hosts Marcus Brigstocke and Head of Family, Jo Edwards are joined by preeminent family Barrister Matthew Brunsdon-Tully to discuss the challenges facing separated parents during the pandemic and tips on how best to resolve the issues, drawing on experience of the common questions that have arisen.

Listen to episode six of Breaking Good


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