Dr Foster: a stark reminder why children should never be pawns in parents’ battles

The spotlight has fallen on youngsters who are caught in the explosive crossfire of warring parents following the volatile BBC melodrama, Doctor Foster. The relentless and destructive behaviour of Tom’s divorced parents left the series on a cliffhanger, with the … 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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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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