Why the dinosaurs’ days are numbered in the current child support system

By Peter Jones, founder A senior judge’s call for parents with valuable homes to be forced to pay more child support highlights a loophole in the system which is criticised as being unfair and does not put children’s interests first. … Continue reading

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Should all judges compile a ‘Dear Sam’ letter when putting children’s interests first?

A senior judge’s highly unusual move in explaining to a 14-year-old boy in a letter his decision why the child could not live with his father will have touched the hearts and minds of all parents. Typically, judges produce a … Continue reading

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More child maintenance loopholes reinforce why family courts should rule on payments

By Peter Jones, founder A new report has prompted fresh concerns about the systems that are supposed to ensure children receive maintenance payments they are entitled to. Family law charity, Gingerbread has claimed that loopholes in the Child Maintenance Service … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will : why education not modernisation is the solution

By Martin Holdsworth, head of the contentious wills, trust & estates team A consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales on whether wills law should be brought into the “modern world” has reignited a long-running debate. The independent … Continue reading

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How separated parents can take the heat out of summer holidays planning

For ex-spouses who are divorced or separated, planning a timetable to ensure their children’s break is memorable for all the right reasons can be even more challenging. We have compiled six tips to keep stress to a minimum for you … Continue reading

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Why we’re backing a fantastic family charity event for Father’s Day

Jones Myers is supporting a star-studded charity benefit event on Father’s Day which is boosting awareness for an inspirational charity. Headlined by showbiz legends Cannon and Ball, the vibrant evening of family entertainment at Harrogate Theatre is a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Senior judge’s plea adds weight to ‘no-fault’ divorce campaign

  The call by the UK’s top family law judge for new legislation to allow ‘no-fault’ divorces reinforces the pressing need for their introduction. Sir James Munby, the president of the Family Division and Britain’s fourth most senior judge, has … Continue reading

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Why it’s vital to protect children from the heat of divorce

By Peter Jones, founder There is no shortage of studies on the effects of divorce, which is hardly surprising since family break ups affect so many people in so many ways. However some ‘research’ published flies in the face of … Continue reading

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Why collaborative law can prevent couples getting in a lather over litigation costs

  A recent news report reinforces the folly of spending large sums of money on heated court battles in favour of a non-confrontational, less stressful and more cost-effective solution. A High Court judge has lambasted an estranged couple who supply … 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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