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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Why the Tini Owens Appeal Court case adds fuel to ‘no-fault’ divorce campaign

The highly publicised case of Tini Owens – who has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a family court ruling which said she couldn’t divorce her husband – reinforces the need for the government to introduce no fault divorce. … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress

Tom Hanks’ divorce devastation reminds parents to avoid causing children long-term distress Tom Hanks’ revelation that he was devastated by his parents’ divorce when he was just five – and remains affected by it – is a powerful reminder that … Continue reading

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Steps to take if you are concerned your children may be at risk from abduction

By Kate Banerjee, Partner and head of the Children Department The case of a Hampshire woman – who has recently made an emotional appeal on TV for the return of her two children who were abducted by her former partner … Continue reading

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Putting children first : why ministers must listen to collaborative lawyers

By Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer As an advocate of collaborative approaches to separation and divorce I was encouraged to see Resolution’s campaigning debated in the House of Lords. As a long standing member of Resolution, the organisation representing lawyers … Continue reading

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£1.4m pledge to advise couples without legal support ‘papers over cracks’

The confusion in our family courts shows no sign of abating with the news that Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes has pledged to invest £1.4m in advice centres for people representing themselves. The announcement comes as the government’s own figures … Continue reading

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Five ways to fund your divorce

With the average cost of new school uniforms around £240 – and a further £50 a week needed for school lunches, travel and activities – September and the months ahead can be particularly stressful for separating parents who are already … Continue reading

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Mediation taskforce proposals akin to ‘putting sticking plaster over a broken leg’

The proposals from the Ministry of Justice to boost the use of publicly funded mediation services are well intentioned, but will ultimately be as ineffective “as sticking a plaster on a broken leg” – because they fail to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Jones Myers takes lead on pioneering mediation service for separating couples

Jones Myers has been instrumental in spearheading an innovative new service for separating couples who may otherwise struggle to pay for legal assistance.

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Why D Day for divorce is just plain daft

According to the media, family lawyers herald the start of a New Year with an annual onslaught of post-festive divorce enquiries on ‘D Day’ as couples decide to pack up their marriage along with the Christmas decorations.

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