Female ‘breadwinners’ losing out after divorce

One of the UK’s leading family law firms, Pannone, says increasing numbers of female breadwinners are left feeling angry after divorce when their less well paid husbands end up with more generous divorce settlements. These women are left feeling aggrieved that whilst they have jobs that involved longer working hours than women in the past, […]

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Recession could reduce divorce rates

It seems as though the current economic downturn could be having an unexpected effect on divorce rates. Before the economic crisis started, many couples paid for solicitors fees using credit cards, however this practice seems to have all but stopped – perhaps as some people stop and pause before embarking on divorce and separation. At […]

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Resolution poll shows a change in attitudes to marriage

A recent poll, commissioned by Resolution in an effort to gauge public attitudes to marriage and divorce has come up with some interesting results. Resolution is an organisation (of which we are members) for lawyers working in mediation between couples to try and avoid the need for stressful and expensive court battles. The poll involved […]

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Report reveals a drop in divorce rates

According to a report just released by Sir Paul Coleridge’s Marriage Foundation, divorce rates are finally falling because modern men are determined to make marriage work. Researchers claim that men who decide to marry are serious about their commitments whilst men who are unsure tend to be in a more easily formed co-habitation which is […]

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Law Commission highlights 'flaws' in divorce laws

The Law Commission has highlighted what it says are fundamental flaws in the family courts system. According to the Law Commission, divorce laws in England and Wales are “incomplete and uninformative” with the result that judges receive insufficient guidance about how to divide a couple’s property fairly. The organisation warns that judges do not receive […]

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One-stop-shop providing collaborative solutions

We’re delighted to announce South Yorkshire firm Taylor Bracewell have joined forces with Dovetail to provide divorcing couples in the region with an affordable, dignified solution to family issues. The collaborative approach to divorce has been pioneered in the South Yorkshire region by Alison Straw, partner and head of Taylor Bracewell’s family department. Alison said: […]

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Calls for new laws on cohabitation

A unanimous ruling earlier this month by the UK Supreme Court in a Scottish cohabitation case has given clear lessons for how the law in England and Wales should be reformed, according to Lady Hale, one of the judges ruling on the case. Lady Hale has supported the judgment in the Gow V Grant case […]

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