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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We’re marking further expansion with a new office in Harrogate

Milestone expansion: our new office will be based at Windsor House. Having worked with divorcing and separating couples for many years, as a firm we understand that it is no cliché to describe the process as one of the most … Continue reading

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Should all judges compile a ‘Dear Sam’ letter when putting children’s interests first?

A senior judge’s highly unusual move in explaining to a 14-year-old boy in a letter his decision why the child could not live with his father will have touched the hearts and minds of all parents. Typically, judges produce a … Continue reading

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A formula for cohabiting couples to protect their finances

By Peter Jones, founder Cohabiting couples are calling for a change in the law to give them the same rights as married couples. The findings of the latest in a series of surveys reinforce a lack of understanding among this … 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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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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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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Why it’s vital to protect children from the heat of divorce

By Peter Jones, founder There is no shortage of studies on the effects of divorce, which is hardly surprising since family break ups affect so many people in so many ways. However some ‘research’ published flies in the face of … Continue reading

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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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‘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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