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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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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Grandmother’s fear of losing home reinforces importance of cohabitation agreements

The news that 69-year-old grandmother Joy Williams who never married her partner of 19 years may lose her £355,000 home as his ex-wife inherited half the property highlights the need for unmarried people who live together to protect themselves.

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Key steps for cohabiting couples to protect their financial interests

The number of cohabiting couples in the UK has doubled to more than six million over the past 20 years – with newly released ONS figures highlighting that 1 in 8 adults in England and Wales are unmarried and living … Continue reading

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Why I applaud Resolution’s plans to stop cohabiting couples being left in the desert

Resolution has launched a manifesto calling for wide sweeping changes to divorce including ‘blame free’ divorce, rights for cohabitants – and measures to help separating couples reach agreement out of court.

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Caught in the parent trap: can divorce ever be the best outcome for children?

By Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer Almost 400,000 children in England and Wales under the age of 16 live at two homes following the separation or divorce of their parents. Perhaps, therefore, it is understandable that David Cameron unveiled proposals … Continue reading

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Cohabitation is on the rise – but why don’t couples know their rights?

Blog by Peter Jones It’s very encouraging to hear that the government is taking the advice of leading think tank The Marriage Foundation to look at ways of keeping families together, particularly as cohabiting heterosexual couples with dependent children account … Continue reading

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Another small step in the right direction for cohabiting couples

We applaud the news that the Joint Committee on Human Rights is urging the Government to extend the same rights to heterosexual couples to enter civil partnerships as has been afforded only to same sex couples. Here at Jones Myers … Continue reading

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Considering cohabitation? Ten key questions to ask yourself

As statistics highlight that cohabitation has soared to a record 6 million people in the UK, many couples planning to live together are unaware that they have few legal rights if the relationship turns sour. Contrary to perception that ‘common … Continue reading

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