How To Plan For a ‘New Year, New You’ Post-Divorce

The New Year is a symbolic time for most people – one of new beginnings, hopes and aspirations for the future. Understandably, the holiday period may have left those recently divorced feeling fragile and exhausted – making it more difficult … 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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Five factors to accelerate your chances of a speedy divorce

By Norman Taylor, family law specialist The adage that you should not believe everything you read in the media is nowhere more applicable than in the case of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who was said to have been granted the UK’s fastest … Continue reading

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What if?… How to prevent long-lasting divorce regrets

  In our vast experience many divorcees bitterly regret splitting from their partner and wish they had taken more time to think things through before making one of the most momentous and traumatic decisions of their lives. Anger and a … 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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Seven ways to protect children from conflict

By Kate Banerjee, Head of the Children Department at Jones Myers A new study from Relate which reveals that almost one in five couples in Britain argue regularly or consider separating – reinforces how pressure can cause conflict and disharmony … Continue reading

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Why a panel of judges’ guide on pre-nuptial agreements needs to be put into context

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor The statement of a panel of judges that says:  “for most people they will not be relevant on divorce” may be correct if the agreement is tested in a court, and the terms found … Continue reading

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Why support and good advice are vital when divorcing

The news that Hollywood actress, Drew Barrymore, relied heavily on the support and advice of her friends when going through divorce underlines the importance of being able to call on someone of sound judgement during a breakup.

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A reminder of why a clean break order is critical when divorcing

Few people realise that unless they have a specific clean break court order when they divorce, there is a serious risk of their former spouse making a financial claim against them – often years after the divorce has been finalised. … Continue reading

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