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Why a fixed-fee approach to divorce works for us

We’ve read with interest an article in the blog section of the Huffington Post website which speculates as to why lawyers in the United States are unlikely to ever introduce fixed-fees for the legal work they perform. The blog article, written by Georgialee Lang from, comments on another article by Jim Halfens of Divorce […]

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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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Cutting the cost of divorce

We’ve read with great interest an article on the website on how to save money on the cost of divorce. The article reports on a range of options to keep the cost of divorce to a minimum, ranging from DIY divorce, through to mediation and collaborative divorce. DIY divorce can work for some couples […]

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Family Dispute Resolution Week 2013

This week, 25 – 29 November 2013, is Resolution’s second Family Dispute Resolution Week. Aimed at highlighting awareness, Dispute Resolution Week has been organised by Resolution to publicise the alternatives to court that are available for separating couples and their families. At Dovetail Divorce Solutions we’re members of Resolution and like other Resolution members throughout […]

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Collaborative law can help protect family businesses

We’ve read with great interest the following article on collaborative family law which has been published on Resolution’s website: “We all know the old fable of killing the goose that laid the golden eggs, which warns against the dangers of excessive greed. The saying was applied by one Family Law Judge to situations where there […]

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Sir Paul Coleridge calls for family law reform

In a speech made to the Family Law Conference in London on 9th October, Sir Paul Coleridge has emphasised the importance of getting family law right whilst also announcing his intention to retire to enable him to concentrate on his work as founder and Chairman of the Marriage Foundation. Sir Paul Coleridge, one of the […]

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And our survey said…

We recently carried out a survey among users of the Dovetail Divorce Solutions website, to find out how we could improve our services for divorcing couples. We designed the survey questions to also help us discover how much (or how little) divorcing couples know about collaborative divorce, along with other aspects of divorce such as […]

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Collaborative family lawyers gather at 'Northern Lights' 2013

Collaborative family law experts from around the UK gathered in Leeds last Friday to attend the fourth annual ‘Northern Lights’ collaborative family law conference. Around 100 delegates attended the conference which was held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel. The conference included a broad programme of workshops, designed to give lawyers and other family professionals the […]

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