The rise of the 'silver separators'

A rise in the numbers of so-called ‘silver separators’ is leaving women in their sixties facing a bleak financial future. Divorce, particularly for older generations, used to be surrounded in stigma; however this stigma has largely disappeared over recent decades, leading to an increase in the phenomenon of ‘silver separators’ – people who divorce when […]

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Christmas greetings from Dovetail

We’d like to wish all our clients a very happy Christmas and New Year! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our blog posts over the last year and we’ll be back next week, ready to start 2014 with another new post! Whatever you are doing this Christmas, we hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable time. […]

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The challenge of Christmas in two families living apart

Christmas is traditionally seen as a time of year when families spend time with each other, relaxing and enjoying a much needed break from the hectic day-to-day routines of family life. However, as most parents will know, Christmas also comes with additional stresses and strains such as financial worries and the challenge of ensuring that […]

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Sir Paul Coleridge warns of the dangers of family conflict

Leading High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge has made a speech calling for married couples to be taught about monogamy in an effort to stem the rising tide of family breakdowns. In his speech, the family division judge warned of a ‘yawning public ignorance’ about the potentially harmful effects of family conflict upon children, even […]

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Cut the cost of divorce

When a couple are considering divorce or separation it is likely that they will look at how much it will cost them financially and they will consider getting professional help to ensure that they are keeping the expense to a minimum. I would encourage couples to give equal consideration to the emotional cost of divorce […]

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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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Conference will examine the need for relationships education

Details have been released of the Marriage Foundation’s second national conference, entitled “For the Sake of the Kids – Relationships Education: the problem, policy and practice.” The conference will be held in London on Friday 6 December and the Marriage Foundation has confirmed that the keynote speaker will be the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, […]

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