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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Why jaw-jaw is always better than war-war

By Norman Taylor, consultant The countdown to Resolution’s fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week, which runs across November 23-27th , is a timely opportunity to flag up the alternatives to the ‘traditional’ court hearing route for divorcing couples.

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Lords favour helping couples by closing the loopholes in the law on pre-nups

Thoughtfully negotiated and properly drafted pre-nuptial agreements are now widely accepted as the sensible way for couples to avoid the potential distress, acrimony and expense associated with resolving financial matters, should their relationship end.

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Divorce options: poll reveals public misconception about alternatives to court

A new poll reveals the alarming fact that many people still believe that divorce must involve court – and this despite government efforts and funding to promote alternative options. In the ‘Christmas Stress Factor’ poll commissioned by Resolution only one … Continue reading

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Routes to divorce: confrontational litigation or measured mediation?

In the second of our ‘back to basics’ series we examine mediation versus litigation – two extreme options for separating couples. As family lawyers, we understand only too well that these terms may be unfamiliar and daunting for those coping … Continue reading

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D for Damage – why the demise of Legal Aid is bad news for divorce

Decorations are down, the Christmas cake is just crumbs and children are heading back to school.  For many couples who have put on a brave face and limped on in struggling relationships over the festive season, January signifies the end … Continue reading

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5 ways to divorce – what are the options?

By Peter Jones, Partner Marital breakdown may be a familiar term but for the people involved, a failed relationship is unique. Finding the right way to legally part can avoid further upset and secure the future for both parties, both … Continue reading

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Collaborative law is lighting up the North

Last week’s get together for the north of England’s collaborative law community proved to be an inspiring occasion. It was truly exciting to be in an atmosphere buzzing with fresh ideas about how we can spread the message that collaborative … Continue reading

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