D is for Divorce

The 7th January is the time when your house looks bare having taken down your Christmas decorations and you’re making a new home for the mountains of presents that the family have received. It’s also the time when you naturally take stock of where you are and where you want to be this time next […]

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The number of 'silver separations' continues to rise

Many people would probably assume than when most couples reach middle or old age, their marriage looks set to last. However recent figures show that there has been a significant rise in the number of ‘silver separations’ with the parting of couples in their sixties and even seventies bucking the general downward trend in divorce. […]

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Report highlights the long-lasting impact of divorce

Although many family lawyers are well aware of the issue, a recent report highlights the long-lasting effects of divorce on children, showing that the destructive impact can be felt long into adulthood and even old age. The government-backed report proves that divorce is just as devastating today – even though it is no longer taboo […]

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Recession could reduce divorce rates

It seems as though the current economic downturn could be having an unexpected effect on divorce rates. Before the economic crisis started, many couples paid for solicitors fees using credit cards, however this practice seems to have all but stopped – perhaps as some people stop and pause before embarking on divorce and separation. At […]

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Calls for new laws on cohabitation

A unanimous ruling earlier this month by the UK Supreme Court in a Scottish cohabitation case has given clear lessons for how the law in England and Wales should be reformed, according to Lady Hale, one of the judges ruling on the case. Lady Hale has supported the judgment in the Gow V Grant case […]

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Collaborative law goes from strength to strength

We’re pleased to be able to report that the number of collaborative lawyers in the UK has risen yet again, according to recently released figures. When collaborative family law was introduced from the United States in 2003, there were just 3 family lawyers using the collaborative approach in the United Kingdom. This figure has grown […]

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