The importance of a fixed fee divorce

The Legal Ombudsman has highlighted the importance of up front, fixed fee divorce services, such as those offered by Dovetail Divorce Solutions. According to the Legal Ombudsman, divorce cases have prompted the most complaints over the last year – 18% of complaints resolved by the Legal Ombudsman were about divorce cases with other major sources […]

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Debt can lead to divorce for older couples

Recent research has shown that elderly couples who struggle to cope with debt are more than twice as likely to suffer the breakdown of their marriage, compared to couples with steady finances. Older people are just as likely to be damaged by debt as younger people, argues the study which was carried out by Age-UK […]

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Second marriages benefit from age and experience

Whilst some 45 per cent of first marriages will end in divorce, just 31 per second marriages are destined to end in failure, according to a report issued by the Marriage Foundation. The Marriage Foundation says that husbands who are getting married for the second time are more likely to find happiness. The Marriage Foundation […]

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Counting the cost of divorce and separation

As the recent changes in the Legal Aid system start to bite, concerns are being raised that hard pressed separating couples may let their financial and custody issues go unresolved. A recent survey of Resolution’s members revealed most Legal Aid practitioners believed that less than a quarter of their cases would continue to be eligible […]

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Dovetail offer the first divorce coach training in the UK

Dovetail Divorce Solutions are offering the only relationship coach training and accreditation programme in the UK. The aim is to ensure that all our coaches have the skills required to support our clients through their divorce or separation to an amicable and fair agreement that puts the children and families at the heart of the […]

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Practical advice on coping with divorce

As we’ve mentioned before in previous posts, Resolutions’ website contains a wealth of helpful information for couples considering or going through divorce. Resolutions’ Advice Centre is a section of their website which covers various issues including child maintenance, parenting apart, money and home and coping with domestic violence. The ‘Useful resources’ section of the website […]

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What are 'living together agreements?'

Despite the fact that the law in England and Wales does not give automatic legal rights to people who live together, many couples live together without realising that they do not have the same rights or protection as if they were married. Many cohabiting couples are now opting to sign cohabitation agreements which are also […]

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