Will divorce exams become the latest Chinese export?

By Peter Jones, founder Over the years China’s relentless manufacturing machine has seen us devouring it’s lengthy list of exports spanning textiles, toys, DVDs, body jewellery, mobile phones and food products. So could the news that a Chinese married couple … Continue reading

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Tell-tale signs and tips to help prevent your child being abducted

A call for more concerted action to prevent children in parental disputes being abducted overseas comes as yet more disturbing cases hit the headlines. The stark reality is that around 1, 000 British children are taken abroad by the other … Continue reading

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Why naming and shaming adulterers is a great leap backwards

By Peter Jones, founder The government’s new divorce form, aimed at making the process more user-friendly, is more likely to backfire by increasing conflict and lengthening the time a divorce takes. The updated online form includes a space for those … 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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Undergoing divorce? – How to emerge with a smile

If you’re going through a painful parting, the concept of a happy and successful divorce may appear beyond the realms of possibility when you feel that your world is collapsing around you. While the importance of being able to call … 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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‘Bird’s nest custody’ can be a soaring success – but beware of the pitfalls

‘Bird’s nest custody’ – a process where children live in one home, while their parents move in and out to an agreed schedule to look after them – is an increasingly popular arrangement for divorced and separated couples. The process … 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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