Words of wisdom on divorce from a veteran rock star?

Having been married three times, and with children to five different women, Rod Stewart knows a thing or two about relationships and break ups. And although he is now happily married to Penny Lancaster-Stewart , he found his divorce from … Continue reading

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Is a tax-break enough of an incentive to say ‘I Do’?

Although families are to benefit from tax free childcare vouchers in this week’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne’s failure to implement tax breaks for married couples is seen as a ‘slap in the face’ for traditionalists in his party. As Prime … Continue reading

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Why one size does not fill all with mediation

Family Justice Minister Lord McNally is calling on mediators to lead the way in helping separating couples resolve their issues without going to court. Lord McNally said: “My message to you as practitioners and supervisors is simple – your time … Continue reading

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My take on Lord Neuberger’s warning of the brutal consequences of legal aid cuts

By Peter Jones, Partner This week, Lord Neuberger, the UK’s most senior judge, warned that reforms introduced from April 1 – which will scrap legal aid for family matters including financial issues, residency and contact with children – could undermine … Continue reading

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How to protect your assets if your partner declares ‘I’m Out!’

Duncan Bannatyne’s acrimonious divorce – he recently tweeted that he’d been “divorced for money” by a “gold digging family”- raises the question “how do you protect your assets if your marriage fails?” The Dragon’s Den star, who owns a chain … Continue reading

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