‘Bird’s nest custody’ can be a soaring success – but beware of the pitfalls

‘Bird’s nest custody’ – a process where children live in one home, while their parents move in and out to an agreed schedule to look after them – is an increasingly popular arrangement for divorced and separated couples. The process … 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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Steps to make your children’s first Christmas post-divorce special

The festive countdown will leave many separated spouses and their children feeling apprehensive, distressed and nervous – particularly for estranged couples who are embarking on their first Christmas post-divorce. For the newly single, these sentiments are understandably exacerbated at what … Continue reading

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Five factors that facilitate a good marriage AND a “good” divorce

A good marriage and a “‘good” divorce might sound like extreme opposites – however both can hinge on critical common factors which can pave the way for a civilised split. Here are five areas that coincide in a good marriage … Continue reading

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Breaking up this summer? – how do you tell your children?

For many relationships under strain, the summer holidays are one of the key calendar events when spouses and partners realise it’s ‘make or break’ time. Being forced to spend more time together than usual can further exacerbate existing tensions which … 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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Emotional scars: the impact of the Ashley Madison fallout on children

By Peter Jones, founder Whatever the rights or wrongs of the high profile ‘outing’ of clients of Ashley Madison by The Impact Team hacking group, it is clear that the consequences are far-reaching. Already, two suicides have been linked to … Continue reading

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Seven steps to understand and manage the divorce process

The breakdown of a marriage is one of life’s most stressful events and one that few people take lightly. It often entails separating couples – who feel at their most vulnerable – embarking on a life changing journey.

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Seven tips to avoid divorce damaging children’s GCSE chances

By Peter Jones Tens of thousands of teenagers across the UK have finished their mock GCSEs and now begin the nail biting countdown to the real exams in May. 

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