Parental alienation is on the rise: 5 steps to stop it

The agency that looks after children’s interests in family courts, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), has said that divorced parents who “brainwash” them against former partners are guilty of abuse.

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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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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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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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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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Why jaw-jaw is always better than war-war

By Norman Taylor, consultant The countdown to Resolution’s fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week, which runs across November 23-27th , is a timely opportunity to flag up the alternatives to the ‘traditional’ court hearing route for divorcing couples.

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Divorce options: poll reveals public misconception about alternatives to court

A new poll reveals the alarming fact that many people still believe that divorce must involve court – and this despite government efforts and funding to promote alternative options. In the ‘Christmas Stress Factor’ poll commissioned by Resolution only one … Continue reading

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Routes to divorce: confrontational litigation or measured mediation?

In the second of our ‘back to basics’ series we examine mediation versus litigation – two extreme options for separating couples. As family lawyers, we understand only too well that these terms may be unfamiliar and daunting for those coping … Continue reading

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