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Family Law Blog : January 2011

Comment on divorce & family law 

Divorce in business

I caught sight of a piece on divorce in, of all places the Farmers Guardian. What’s more its a piece about Collaborative divorce. And I think it makes some good points.Specifically, the piece looks at how a collaborative approach to divorce can be particularly beneficial to couples on a working farm, when they both have a vested interest in keeping the business running while going through difficult times personally. The collaborative approach can help diffuse situations and...

Relationship strain can break careers

I can’t help wondering if there was more to the now former Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson stepping down than meets the eye. The official reason was the classic “personal reasons” and to spend more time with his family at a difficult time. Rumours abound as I write this that it has to do with his wife Laura allegedly having a relationship with a police protection officer assigned to her and her high profile husband. Scotland Yard...

Divorce comes down to two things

When it comes down to it, I believe divorce comes down to two things. Between newspapers, television, magazines, the Government, friends, family and particularly law firms, the amount of time dedicated to talking about different aspects of divorce and relationships breakdown can make it all seem pretty confusing. This does not help someone who is in an unhappy relationship and trying to make an informed decision on the best way forward. Feeling intimidated by the process and all the different...

Why DO people still want to say “I do”?

I seem to spend too much of my time in these blogs dwelling on divorce. Perhaps not surprising, you might think, for a managing partner in a family law firm? True. I won’t beat myself up about it. However, our outlook remains that we would prefer it if fewer relationships failed, more people stayed married and there were fewer children either splitting their time between estranged parents or not having the support of one of them at all. ...

Divorce and family law resources for FREE

I sometimes forget how large our family law website is and how difficult it can be to navigate around for the first time user. We work hard to try and improve that but at the end of the day we’ve just got so much to offer!So, just in case you’ve missed them, here are the top 5 FREE resources in terms of popularity:1. Surviving Family Conflict and Divorce Book First published in 2007 and already into...

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