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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Resolutions' guide to separation and divorce

Resolution, the organisation which represents family lawyers in England and Wales, have produced a guide to separation and divorce. Available to download from Resolution’s website, the guide has been aimed at couples facing the breakdown of their relationship. Whilst going through separation or divorce should never be considered lightly, Resolution’s guide offers helpful advice on […]

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Resolution

Sadly the New Year often sees a new start of a life apart for many couples – rather than making plans for the coming year, for couples contemplating divorce it can be hard to remain positive. We thought we’d take this opportunity to highlight the valuable work of Resolution, an organisation which offers family law […]

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Cuts placing added pressures on separating couples

Sadly, January is when many couples with marriage difficulties choose to make a fresh start, with many family lawyers reporting it is their busiest month of the year. The intensity and pressure of the festive period, together with couples with children delaying difficult decisions until after Christmas, regularly leads to a rise in divorce figures […]

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