Rover’s Return landlords head for break up: how to safeguard a family business

One of Coronation Street’s explosive upcoming storylines is rumoured to have Rover’s Return landlords, Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor  heading for divorce following tragic domestic upheavals and his infidelity. Media speculation on the split in the iconic series includes the … Continue reading

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Post-nups – how they work, who needs one – and what they cost

By Sarah Dickinson, senior solicitor at Jones Myers Jones Myers LLP has been featured on the financial website This is Money which highlights how couples are signing post-nup agreements after marriage.

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£2m divorce battle puts post-nups in legal spotlight

A High Court judge has upheld the terms of a post-nuptial agreement drawn up by a multi-millionaire property tycoon and his former wife after they married. The decision highlights both the value of such arrangements and the importance of taking … Continue reading

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Prenups – the perfect Valentine’s gift: seven questions to pop

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time for a flurry of marriage proposals. While savouring the champagne, red roses and delicious chocolates – we’d also urge engaged couples to consider pre-marital arrangements.

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Can my ex claim my inheritance? Four key questions answered

In tough economic times a windfall in the form of a legacy left in a will can give the family coffers a boost.  However, what happens to that inheritance if a couple divorce? It may come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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The benefits of putting a pre-nup on your wedding list

The glamorous lifestyles of the rich and famous may seem far removed from the lives of the rest of us but just occasionally we can learn a lesson from celebrities. “Ghost” actress Demi Moore and her former husband actor Ashton … Continue reading

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How to protect your assets if your partner declares ‘I’m Out!’

Duncan Bannatyne’s acrimonious divorce – he recently tweeted that he’d been “divorced for money” by a “gold digging family”- raises the question “how do you protect your assets if your marriage fails?” The Dragon’s Den star, who owns a chain … Continue reading

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Tails you lose: who keeps the dog in a divorce?

By Fiona Kendall, Partner The recent sad “tail” of a battle brewing between actors Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson for custody of their cross bred pooch is not uncommon.  When couples are splitting up or divorcing who keeps the much-loved … Continue reading

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Is the settlement pendulum about to swing too far?

By Fiona Kendall, partner You may have seen Jones Myers commenting in The Times on the Law Commission’s proposals about how divorce settlements could be worked out in the future in England and Wales. Proposed changes include providing a mathematical … Continue reading

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TomKat – divorce without the fur flying

The media may be disappointed at the lack of prolonged fireworks in a certain celebrity divorce, but we should be buoyed up by the fact that it is possible to reach agreement in even the most potentially contentious case. If … Continue reading

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