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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Collaboration, consideration and co-operation – why we’re championing #CFL week

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor – a pioneer of collaborative law This week is Collaborative Family Law Week, which raises awareness and understanding of how collaborative family law offers a viable and constructive alternative to going through the court … 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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Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress

Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress Tom Hanks’ revelation that he was devastated by his parents’ divorce when he was just five – and remains affected by it – is a powerful reminder that … Continue reading

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Five reasons why self-help is vital when divorcing

By Peter Jones, founder Anthea Turner’s announcement that her “awful divorce process” has inspired her to write a self-help book for others going through similar difficulties, underlines how many people are left bruised and unhappy by the experience.

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Jones Myers expert debunks divorce myths on a live BBC radio phone in

  Invited back just seven weeks since his last appearance on BBC Radio Leeds ‘Legal Monday’ programme with popular broadcaster Richard Stead, Norman Taylor, one of our family law specialists, debunked divorce myths around some commonly used phrases.

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Why a panel of judges’ guide on pre-nuptial agreements needs to be put into context

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor The statement of a panel of judges that says:  “for most people they will not be relevant on divorce” may be correct if the agreement is tested in a court, and the terms found … Continue reading

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Steps to take if you are concerned your children may be at risk from abduction

By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department The case of a Hampshire woman – who has recently made an emotional appeal on TV for the return of her two children who were abducted by her former partner … Continue reading

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Severing the ties – what Decree Nisi and Decree absolute mean in divorce proceedings

By Peter Jones, founder When one of our family law specialists took part in a BBC Radio Leeds legal phone-in recently, listeners’ questions included one on the final stages of divorce.

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