Why pre-nups enable openness and transparency to blossom

The increasing popularity of pre-nup agreements reflects how couples view their open and transparent nature as a positive factor when planning their wedding. Far from castigating the agreements as clinical and unromantic, more couples are showing that while seeking to … 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 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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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 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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BBC phone in with Jones Myers family lawyer highlights lack of awareness of post-nups

Pre-nups, post-nups and D37 Decree Absolutes were among the hot topics discussed when our family law specialist Norman Taylor returned to BBC Radio Leeds this week, on a live 30 minute family law phone in hosted by popular broadcaster, Richard … Continue reading

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Why pre-nups don’t always strike the right chord

By Norman Taylor, consultant The story of Kimberley Walsh taking advice to draw up a pre-nup shortly before her recent Barbados wedding to Justin Scott has been ringing from the media rafters – catapulting the topic back into the spotlight.

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Why ‘pet nups’ are on the rise – and how to avoid a tug-of-love

  High profile celebrity divorces are prompting more people ask the question, ‘Who gets    custody of the pets if we break up?’. According to recent research, one in 14 couples now have a formal pet nup contract in place agreeing … 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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Prenups – the perfect Valentine’s gift: seven questions to pop

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time for a flurry of marriage proposals. While savouring the champagne, red roses and delicious chocolates – we’d also urge engaged couples to consider pre-marital arrangements.

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