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Family law solicitors ARE committed to mediation despite what you might read

Mediation in action

I was interested to read the recent article in The Times (Lawyers should stop treating mediation as a tickbox exercise) claiming divorce lawyers should stop treating mediation as a tick box exercise. In my opinion, we don’t, never have and never will. Helping people through a divorce should be a…

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Dawn of no-blame divorce era gives industry the opportunity to better support families

The news today (April 9, 2019) that no fault divorce finally looks likely to come into law in England and Wales presents us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change our industry and put family law at the heart of better relationships. Divorce lawyers – which is essentially how many people…

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Divorce tips for men and dads

Divorce Tips for Men | Divorce Tips for Dads

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone involved. The husband and wife, kids, grandparents, friends. Everyone will be affected in different ways. The key thing is to navigate the process and negotiations in as calm a sea as possible. In my experience, dads can often feel like they get the rawest deal…

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5 things you should know about the 5 stages of grief when separating

divorcing woman grieving

When faced with a crisis such as a divorce or separation, many people suffer loss and grief and struggle to cope. They may refuse to talk about the difficult issues that need to be sorted out. They may be in complete denial about the realities of their situation. It may…

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Separating with Children – 101 answers

Separating with Children Only Mums Only Dads Book

Being a family law specialist in the 21st Century is more than just giving legal advice. There is a wider sphere of responsibility we feel and we are always looking for where we can create additional value. For us, this means a lot of time spent creating useful resources which…

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“Pragmatic reasons for supporting a good compromise” in divorce

couple discussing divorce

There is no escaping news coverage of Brexit. I’ve tried. It’s on your phone, on your internet searches, on Facebook – and a likely topic of conversation at some point whoever you speak to. It has blanket coverage. So, my challenge is this: is there any way we can make…

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The Legal Process – a young person’s perspective when parents separate or divorce

teenager upset by divorce

If your parents are about to divorce or separate you may have questions about what might happen and be worried about things you see on TV or that friends tell you. This article has been written to provide the facts. To get a divorce one parent has to start the…

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20 Family Mediators Share Their Top Tips for a Successful Mediation

mediation tiles

Mediation. It is something many people still know little about in the context of divorce. However, if it is approached in the right way, it can be a massive help for families in crisis. The bottom line is that a mediator can help a couple reach agreement on key issues…

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A mealticket for life revisited

The Supreme Court has now handed down the judgment in the case of Mills v Mills, a case keenly watched by family lawyers as it sets out some further guidance on cases about payment of maintenance from one former spouse to the other. The Story So Far… Mr and Mrs…

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Could Children Be Major Beneficiaries Of No Fault Divorce In The UK?

The idea of a no-fault divorce is nothing new. There have been articles, blogs and features in the UK media on the topic for some years now. It has been raised in Parliament, championed by leaders of the family law division and, in a recent survey, 80 per cent of…

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6 Family Law YouTube channels to follow in 2018

Family Law YouTube Channels

There’s a wealth of great content across the web that can help you with all matters Family Law, and there’s no better place to go for it than YouTube. Whilst there are plenty of Family Law websites out there with handy guides and articles on related topics, nothing lets you…

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Can I sign a prenuptial agreement after I’m married?

couple holding hands

This is a question we’re hearing from more and more couples. In some instances, it’s when we tell them they have left it too late to get a prenup before marriage. Whilst called something slightly different there is an equivalent that can be prepared and signed after the marriage or…

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