Writing a blog is easy

Here is our advice on writing blogs for this website or any other website. 

Different kinds of blogs

Some kinds of blogs take up much more of your time then others. If you have little time: just pick a simple question a client may have and aswer it. 

  • Summarizing case law
  • Discussing case law, including your own opinion
  • Discussing one of your own cases
  • Sharing a personal anecdote (What I learned from my client / The most surprising court hearing I ever had)
  • Sharing your personal view (on child relocation / the convention / child interviews, etc.)
  • Your tips for clients / colleagues / social workers etc. (How to find the right lawyer/ How to interpretate what a childs says about relocation)
  • A step-by-step guide (How to make a good visitation schedule)
  • Explanation of a legal term (What is habitual residence?)
  • Lists (The 3 best …/ 5 ways to … / 10 tips for…, etc.)
  • Answer a question (Is child abduction a criminal act in Spain? How long does the procedure about a return application take in France?)
  • Discuss a current event about child relocation
  • Discuss a development you have noticed (More or less abduction cases/ More or less positive results from mediation/ The influence Covid had)
  • A review (relevant book, documentary, movie)
  • An interview (interview your colleague or a former client)

7 steps to write a blog:

These are the 7 simple steps to star writing your own blogs. 

  1. choose what kind of blog you want to write.
  2. choose a topic
  3. start writing, without weighing your words too long
  4. read it back and delete and adjust.
  5. come up with a catchy title
  6. create short paragraphs and use intermediate headings
  7. find a suitable picture

Some general advice about writing blogs:

Don’t worry about the number of words. It depends on the topic and type of blog how many words you need.

Don’t worry if there is already a blog with the same title: this is going to be your blog!

Use a good title. A long title is fine, if it reflects the topic well.

Lists always do well as titles: 10 tips for …/ 5 reasons to …. / The 3 most common mistakes etc.

Use headlines for every paragraph and write short paragraphs

Use simple language and alternate long sentences with shorter ones.

Consider writing a blog in the language of your potential clients

Be honest as a writer: what did you do wrong, what would you do differently now, what do you find difficult?

Add a nice picture (or let us do that for you)

Potential titles to choose from:

Personal view:

My advice to divorced expats

What I learned from my clients

The most surprising court hearing I ever had

A child abduction case I will never forget

Why Sarah is still in Japan without seeing her father

How children suffer from child abduction

Why child abduction should (not) be criminalized

Why child abduction case are so complicated

 

Advice:

How to make a good international visitation schedule

Why you should have an international parenting plan

How to make a future proof parenting plan

5 tips to avoid parental child abduction

How to find the right lawyer for your case

What to do in case of child abduction

What not to do if your ex has abducted your children

What are the best defences in a case about child abduction?

 

Explanation: 

Why is the Hague Convention only relevant for children under 16?

What is habitual residence?

How the Spanish court deals with Child abduction

How long does a child abduction case take in France?

How does a child interview take place in New York?

Is parental child abduction a criminal act?

Was there consent to relocate?

When can you say the other parent acquiesced?

Will the one-year-period help you?

When does the habitual residence change?

The grave risk exception

The habitual residence of an infant 

We can help

If you have a premium or excellent registration, we are heappy to help you with your blogs. Send us your draft or contact us to think together about interesting topics.