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Why pre-nups don’t always strike the right chord

By Norman Taylor, consultant The story of Kimberley Walsh taking advice to draw up a pre-nup shortly before her recent…

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Rags to riches – delayed divorce payout ruling is cautionary tale

By Peter Jones, founder and partner Could a landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to make a claim for…

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Contact centre closures leave parents and children out in the cold

More than 40 contact centres that are lifelines for separating parents and their children have closed since legal aid was…

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Relationship breakdowns are bad for business – how employers can help their people

by Norman Taylor, collaborative family lawyer I was saddened but not surprised to read how one in seven employees revealed…

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£1.4m pledge to advise couples without legal support ‘papers over cracks’

The confusion in our family courts shows no sign of abating with the news that Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes…

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Five ways to fund your divorce

With the average cost of new school uniforms around £240 – and a further £50 a week needed for school…

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Mediation taskforce proposals akin to ‘putting sticking plaster over a broken leg’

The proposals from the Ministry of Justice to boost the use of publicly funded mediation services are well intentioned, but…

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The haves and have nots as legal aid cuts create two tier family court system

This week a survey conducted by the Independent newspaper and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has confirmed that our family…

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Will single parents and children be the losers under new child maintenance reforms?

By Peter Jones, Founder and Partner The government’s latest plan for parents to agree amicably to their child maintenance agreements…

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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…