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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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Why do I need a family lawyer to get a divorce?

divorce lawyer sat at wooden table with pen and paperwork

You would think that the answer to this question is obvious, wouldn’t you? To advise on the law of course, but it is not as simple as that. Whilst there is the obvious benefit of having proper legal advice there are many other reasons to have a specialist family lawyer…

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Do Archers Justin and Lilian need a pre nup?

Prenuptial agreement

The question of whether Justin and Lilian need a prenuptial agreement is one on the minds of any Archers fan who also happens to be a divorce lawyer! I make no secret of the fact that I am a huge fan of the Radio 4 soap The Archers. Over the…

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Recognising the important role of dads

Recognising the important role that dads play

So often many amazing dads out there are far too humble about their qualities and abilities. We want to give dads – or at least one dad in particular – his time in the spotlight and give people the chance to say thanks for all the good dads out there….

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The role of hope, expectation and ambition in divorce

As divorce lawyers, we deal with people at a tough time in their life. I’m always on the lookout for advice that will help make a divorce better for all parties involved and whilst listening to an interesting piece on the radio the other day I starting thinking about the…

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Family lawyers taking sides

Family lawyers see both sides

People in the legal profession have a bit of a bad reputation. Perhaps Shakespeare started it 500 years ago in Henry VI Part 2 when ‘Dick the Butcher’ suggested that to improve the country – ‘The First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’. It’s all too easy to…

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Is there any such thing as a ‘good divorce’?

Good divorce - is there such a thing?

One without lawyers I hear you say. At first thought you may be right, but let's have a look at that statement in closer detail. What is a good divorce and is one achievable? How can you dance with your ex at your daughter's wedding and even be there together…

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