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

Posted in Arbitration, Collaboration, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Litigation, Marriage, Mediation, Pre-nuptial agreeements, Resolution, Separation, Settlements | Leave a comment

What if?… How to prevent long-lasting divorce regrets

  In our vast experience many divorcees bitterly regret splitting from their partner and wish they had taken more time to think things through before making one of the most momentous and traumatic decisions of their lives. Anger and a … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Separation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Arbitration, Collaboration, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Mediation, Settlements | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Six ways to stop ‘breadwinner envy’ spiralling into divorce

By Peter Jones, founder The number of British fathers electing to stay-at-home more than doubled between 1993 and 2014, as women increasingly went out to work. Other reasons for husbands not being the main breadwinner include better career opportunities for … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Divorce, Finance, Latest Post, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Child Maintenance, Courts, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Legislation, Marriage, News, Separation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Assets, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Latest Post, Pre-nuptial agreeements | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Children, Courts, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Latest Post, Legislation, Marriage, Pre-nuptial agreeements, Separation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Arbitration, Divorce, Family Law, Finance, Marriage, Separation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A reminder of why a clean break order is critical when divorcing

Few people realise that unless they have a specific clean break court order when they divorce, there is a serious risk of their former spouse making a financial claim against them – often years after the divorce has been finalised. … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Family Law, Finance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Worthwhile or waste of time? – The Government’s new guide for divorcing couples

By Peter Jones, founder New guidance published by the Ministry of Justice aims to help divorcing couples arrange their finances easily and provides helpful information for those supporting them.

Posted in Arbitration, Divorce, Finance, In the news, Latest Post | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment