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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Cutting the cost of divorce

We’ve read with great interest an article on the website thisismoney.co.uk 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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'Fortysomethings' turning their back on marriage

A study of official figures appears to show that middle aged people living in the UK are turning their back on marriage faster than any other generation. The number of people over 40 in England and Wales living with a partner outside marriage has risen by over 70 per cent in just ten years, in […]

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The stigma of divorce remains strong

A recent study has found that couples who divorce still feel a sense of shame and failure. The study found that this sense of failure is still felt by many couples, even in this age of ‘fault-free’ divorces and marriage pre-nup agreements. In research carried out for Slater and Gordon, nearly a third of people […]

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