Rover’s Return landlords head for break up: how to safeguard a family business

One of Coronation Street’s explosive upcoming storylines is rumoured to have Rover’s Return landlords, Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor  heading for divorce following tragic domestic upheavals and his infidelity. Media speculation on the split in the iconic series includes the … Continue reading

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Why representing yourself in court could be financially and emotionally costly

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of litigants in person – those representing themselves in divorce court hearings – to decide children’s best interests. This is because litigants are trying to reduce costs following the government’s abolition, … Continue reading

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How arbitration can avoid a Johnny Depp-style public divorce

As the media continues to dissect every minute detail of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard divorce, stories reported include claims that Johnny Depp deliberately delayed proceedings. In our vast experience, UK divorces are rarely purposely prolonged once agreement is reached, with … Continue reading

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How – and why – arbitration lowers the cost of divorce

A poll has revealed that 66% (two thirds) of divorcees would have chosen arbitration instead of going to court – had they known it was an option. The research was included in an article that claimed divorcing couples in the … Continue reading

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Why building bridges – not barriers – paves the way forward in divorce

The news from Russia that a court has ordered a divorcing Moscow couple to divide up their luxury mansion by building a wall right down the middle  is an extreme example of what can go wrong when partners remain at … Continue reading

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As ‘Brangelina’ split continues to dominate the headlines, how to guarantee your privacy

The media frenzy continues a week after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt with every aspect of their lives – and the lives of their children – continuing to be played out in front of millions of people … Continue reading

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Why ‘meal ticket divorces’ are not palatable in every case

By Peter Jones, founder A maintenance appeal hearing when an ex-wife was told to get a job is being seen as the signal for family courts to favour maintenance for a limited period and clamp down on ‘meal ticket divorces’. … Continue reading

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Three reasons why the new children’s arbitration scheme is better than going to court

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at  Jones Myers The announcement that the Institute of Family Law  Arbitrators (IFLA) has launched a Family Law Arbitration  Children Scheme is another positive step forward in  settling family disputes out of … Continue reading

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Why ‘doomerang’ divorcees need a wider support network as well as parental backing

The news that over seven million divorced or separated adults in the UK have moved back in with their parents because they can’t afford to live on their own emphasises the need for a wider support network outside of their … Continue reading

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Divorce may not be ‘wonderful’ but collaboration reduces the pain and cost

By Peter Jones, founder It is encouraging to see how Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, is championing the collaborative approach to his marriage break-up when describing his ‘wonderful’ divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow.

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