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Why grandparents should not be taken for granted

Cakes, candles and celebrations are hopefully on the cards for many families looking forward to making Grandparents Day very special…

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How to avoid relationships going into meltdown as temperatures soar

The prolonged summer heatwaves can exacerbate daily work and family pressures and have a detrimental effect on relationships. Adults find…

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Debunking myths about unmarried couples and pension rights should one partner die

A recent survey, which reported that cohabiting couples mistakenly believe they would automatically have rights to their partner’s pension on…

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For the children: how to sustain the focus on family post-divorce

  Angela Jolie’s announcement that she and her ex, Brad Pitt, are committed to putting the family first post-divorce resonates…

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Six ways to stop ‘breadwinner envy’ spiralling into divorce

By Peter Jones, founder The number of British fathers electing to stay-at-home more than doubled between 1993 and 2014, as…

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Alone on Father’s Day – helping dads cope with separation from their children

Father’s Day on June 21 will be a bittersweet occasion for many newly separated dads who no longer live with…

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Why the new Children and Families Act could do more harm than good

By Kate Banerjee, head of our children’s team A new Act designed with children’s best interests at heart – and…

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Why off the shelf divorces could be past their sell by dates

The departure of Christina Blacklaws, director of the Co-ops Legal Services, once again highlights the issue – will people really…

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Jones Myers takes lead on pioneering mediation service for separating couples

Jones Myers has been instrumental in spearheading an innovative new service for separating couples who may otherwise struggle to pay…

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How will new family laws determine children’s fate?

Child Arrangement Orders, designed to meet the best interests of the child, rather than what a parent wants, are a…