Severing the ties – what Decree Nisi and Decree absolute mean in divorce proceedings

By Peter Jones, founder When one of our family law specialists took part in a BBC Radio Leeds legal phone-in recently, listeners’ questions included one on the final stages of divorce.

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Will pension reforms ease the burden for silver separators?

As new laws allow the over 55s to take cash from their pension pots, research reveals that divorced people retiring this year will be financially worse off than their married peers.

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Love and Marriage – a wakeup call to stay together forever, says leading lady

Actress Alison Steadman, the star of Love and Marriage, a forthcoming TV drama about a couple that separate in retirement, spoke from the heart when she said that broken homes are now the norm. Steadman divorced film director Mike Leigh, … Continue reading

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Is the thirty-year itch becoming the new seven-year itch?

This week 82 year old astronaut Buzz Aldrin – the second person to walk on the moon – called time on his marriage to Lois Driggs Cannon after 23 years together. Mr Aldrin is not alone in divorcing late in … Continue reading

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Compromise key to an amicable settlement

By Peter Jones, Partner The headlines make for grim reading: long term unemployment is at its highest level since 1996; income growth has slowed to 0.6 per cent, well below inflation; the Eurozone crisis deepens and the Bank of England … Continue reading

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