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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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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Steps to take if your ex won’t provide details of the Cash Equivalent Transfer Value of a pension

  Our latest guest blog on The Divorce Magazine asks what you need to do if your ex won’t provide details of the Cash Equivalent Transfer Value of a pension.

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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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How to approach the thorny issue of pensions when divorcing

Along with dwindling annuity rates and the demise of defined pension schemes, it is a fact of life that divorcees’ retirement incomes are inevitably lower than those of non-divorcees. A further downside is that from April 6, 2016, thousands of … Continue reading

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How divorced parents can ensure this Easter is memorable for the right reasons

The story of the exes who reunite every year for a family snapshot with their young son is a salutary reminder that parents divorce each other – not their children. Their cooperative approach also reinforces the importance of collaboration and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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