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Consultation into long overdue reform of enforcing family financial orders

We welcome the news that the Law Commission is consulting on how to simplify and enforce financial orders, which family…

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Seven steps to understand and manage the divorce process

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Pension reforms to fund ‘silver splitter’ divorces merely ‘headline hype’?

By Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer This April will see changes to the pension reform, which will make it easier…

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Why failing to make a will spells doom for cohabiting couples

More than one million cohabiting couples will inherit nothing if their partner dies without a will and has dependent children….

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Childcare, shopping and holidays ramp up divorce costs

According to research commissioned by insurers Aviva, the average couple who get divorced are hit by a total bill of…

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How prenups can help couples to pick ‘n’ mix their assets

By Peter Jones, partner and founder The gagging order on Katie Price’s soon to be ex-husband Kieran Hayler has catapulted…

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Changes to the family courts – will they boost mediation rates?

By Fiona Kendall On April 22, the family justice system had a major reboot to make it more streamlined and…

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Why proposed new pre-nup laws are only for the wealthy

By Fiona Kendall A long awaited Law Commission announcement which is recommending a special status pre-nuptial agreement is unlikely to…

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Will divorce the Scottish way herald the way forward for England and Wales?

By Fiona Kendall, partner and a specialist in pre-nuptial agreements and dual qualified in English and Scots law The findings…

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If you live in a war zone who gets caught in the crossfire?

When relationships break down it is natural – and even desirable – that both parties look beyond the immediate break…