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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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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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 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 compromise and cooperation can make Christmas magical and memorable

The rising popularity for divorced couples to celebrate Christmas with their current partner, their children and their ex appears to be the perfect panacea at an emotionally charged time. The ‘win-win’ scenario ensures children savour the special festivities in a … Continue reading

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Five factors to accelerate your chances of a speedy divorce

By Norman Taylor, family law specialist The adage that you should not believe everything you read in the media is nowhere more applicable than in the case of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who was said to have been granted the UK’s fastest … Continue reading

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