Clare takes the bootcamp charity challenge!

One of Dovetail’s team, Clare Walters, has taken part in a bootcamp-style military fitness challenge to raise funds for Kids in the Middle. The event was organised by Doncaster and Rotherham Collaborative Lawyers group, who were joined by hlw Keeble Hawson, one of Dovetail’s South Yorkshire family law firms. Clare took part in the event […]

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Parenting apart? Resolution can help

Here at Dovetail Divorce we are members of Resolution, an organisation of over 6000 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales. Resolution members believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to divorce and family law. Resolution’s website contains a wealth of useful information for parents and children on coping with divorce. Ranging from suggested […]

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Changes announced to child maintenance arrangements

Last week saw the announcement that the government is to make changes to the arrangements for the way in which child maintenance payments are made. In essence, the government wants parents to amicably their child maintenance arrangements or face additional charges. The government has said that the changes are required because the old system was […]

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Are stepfamilies on the decline?

According to official figures just released, over the last ten years there has been a dramatic decline in the number of households in Britain in which a stepmother or stepfather is bringing up children from their partner’s previous relationship. The figures have been released by the Office for National Statistics and show that the number […]

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Women having careers could be the secret of a happy marriage

According to a recent study involving four thousand couples in the UK, in couples where the female partner is the main breadwinner, there is less likelihood of divorce in comparison to ‘traditional’ households. The study was published in the journal Sociology and contrary to the traditional view that families would be undermined by women having […]

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The real cost of family breakdown

According to the minister for welfare reform, Lord Freud, the real cost of divorce and family breakdown cuts much ‘deeper’ and ‘far higher’ than the many billions of pounds spent by the government on welfare benefits. Making his comments in an article for The Telegraph, Lord Freud has said that the current £9 billion spent […]

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