Mental health concerns for children caught in the middle of divorce

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team As the new Children and Families’ Act  brings a plethora of changes to encourage couples to take a more collaborative approach to divorce, there is disturbing evidence from both the UK and … Continue reading

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Will single parents and children be the losers under new child maintenance reforms?

By Peter Jones, Founder and Partner The government’s latest plan for parents to agree amicably to their child maintenance agreements or face a fee fills me with despair. Under proposed new rules parents unable to reach a mutual agreement on … Continue reading

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How prenups can help couples to pick ‘n’ mix their assets

By Peter Jones, partner and founder The gagging order on Katie Price’s soon to be ex-husband Kieran Hayler has catapulted the topic of prenups once again to the forefront of the media agenda. Fortunately, the former glamour model’s watertight and … Continue reading

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People power – the ultimate weapon against child abduction?

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team According to the Office for National Statistics, more than 500 children are abducted within the UK each year, either by a stranger, by someone the child knows or even by their own … Continue reading

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Why the new Children and Families Act could do more harm than good

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team A new Act designed with children’s best interests at heart – and which rules that both parents should be ‘involved’ in their children’s lives – could have the adverse effect due to … Continue reading

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