Undergoing divorce? – How to emerge with a smile

If you’re going through a painful parting, the concept of a happy and successful divorce may appear beyond the realms of possibility when you feel that your world is collapsing around you. While the importance of being able to call … Continue reading

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Energy trader’s divorce reignites debate over fair settlements

  The case of a successful energy trader – who is appealing against a High Court decision to award almost half of her £7 million fortune to her adulterous ex-husband – is sparking concerns among divorcing couples. The outcome of … Continue reading

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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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Steps to ensure your business holds up – not folds up – through divorce

The trauma of divorce, which impacts on separating couples, their children, and their wider family and friends, can be further exacerbated when a business is involved.

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Why a post-nup proved just the job for the ‘working girl’ and her ex

By Peter Jones, founder The ending of another celebrity marriage has again signalled the importance and value of a post-nuptial agreement if you wish to avoid future uncertainty about sorting out assets and property.

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Divorce and the downside of procrastination

By Peter Jones, founder Any responsible family lawyer will always advise clients seeking a divorce to think very carefully before taking any action. They will stress the importance of couples openly discussing their problems and seeking the support of agencies … Continue reading

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Why the Court of Appeal was right to award Enas Aly the family’s entire £550k estate

By Peter Jones, founder and partner  The Court of Appeal’s decision to order 46 year old anaesthetist, Dr Essam Aly, to pay his ex-wife Enas every penny of the family’s entire £550k estate has been described as an extraordinary departure … Continue reading

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Post-nups – how they work, who needs one – and what they cost

By Sarah Dickinson, senior solicitor at Jones Myers Jones Myers LLP has been featured on the financial website This is Money which highlights how couples are signing post-nup agreements after marriage.

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The financial cost of international divorce – key questions answered

By Andrew Fox, barrister Increasing global mobility, which has broken down cultural and geographical barriers, has also led to an increase in the number of international family law and divorce disputes. People move across international borders with great ease – … Continue reading

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