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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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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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 support and good advice are vital when divorcing

The news that Hollywood actress, Drew Barrymore, relied heavily on the support and advice of her friends when going through divorce underlines the importance of being able to call on someone of sound judgement during a breakup.

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Divorce and the downside of procrastination

By Peter Jones, founder Any responsible family lawyer will always advise clients seeking a divorce to think very carefully before taking any action. They will stress the importance of couples openly discussing their problems and seeking the support of agencies … Continue reading

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No ‘meal ticket’ – making a fair deal palatable in spousal maintenance

A landmark judgement in which a judge told an ex-wife to ‘get a job’ is fuelling debate about whether a radical review of maintenance payments to former spouses is long overdue.

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Consultation into long overdue reform of enforcing family financial orders

We welcome the news that the Law Commission is consulting on how to simplify and enforce financial orders, which family courts have the power to make for a former spouse or civil partner.

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Rags to riches – delayed divorce payout ruling is cautionary tale

By Peter Jones, founder and partner Could a landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to make a claim for financial support from her ex husband 20 years after their divorce open the floodgates for similar claims?

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