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 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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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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MPs acknowledge changes in family law are overdue in Commons Lobby Day campaign

Our founder, Peter Jones, has called on Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon – the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor – to introduce far-reaching changes to family law. The call … 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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Three reasons why the new children’s arbitration scheme is better than going to court

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at  Jones Myers The announcement that the Institute of Family Law  Arbitrators (IFLA) has launched a Family Law Arbitration  Children Scheme is another positive step forward in  settling family disputes out of … 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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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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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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