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Through his experience as a solicitor and equity partner in leading City of London commercial law firms, and successful involvement in all aspects of his own international matrimonial litigation, it became clear to him that the practise of family law would benefit from both the application of a psychological skill set (reflecting the underlying "su...bject-matter" of family law: individuals with their own psychological make-up, decision-making and coping strategies) and the very high levels of service demanded by commercial law clients. The very successful outcomes enjoyed in his own litigation with the assistance of Gavin Emerson are now being replicated (and, indeed, exceeded) time and again for his own clients, confirming the merit of such a unique joint legal-psychological blueprint and the importance of an empathetic child-centric approach that can only come from personal experience. More

More Action Required to Increase Take-Up of Mediation

A UK Government policy aimed at promoting the use of mediation between separating couples in England has been labelled an ‘embarrassing failure’ by national family charity National Family Mediation (NFM). 

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Continued Rise in ‘Grey Divorce’ Numbers

The upward trend in the number of ‘grey divorces’ appears to be continuing, according to a new survey from the United States.

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Research into Factors Influencing Relationship Success

A number of different research projects have recently been conducted into factors that can affect the success of a relationship and influence the risk of divorce.

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Calls for Changes to CMS to Help Domestic Violence Victims

Single parent charity Gingerbread and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid are calling for changes to the Child Maintenance Service to help protect victims of domestic violence.

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Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

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Celebrity Couples See Divorces Finalised

Celebrity relationships frequently attract a great deal of media attention, with much rumour and speculation over whether these relationships are happy or whether they appear to be heading to the divorce court.

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Summer Holidays can put a Strain on Relationships

The summer holidays can be a stressful time for families, putting additional strain on relationships that might already be troubled.

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Division of Labour Related to Risk of Divorce

According to a recent study from the US, financial factors such as a wife’s ability to support herself are not necessarily predictive of divorce. Instead, it is couples’ division of labour that is associated with the risk of divorce.    

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Recovering Child Maintenance Arrears

The Department of Work and Pensions has recently launched a consultation exercise over plans to implement existing powers to make deduction orders to recover child maintenance arrears from joint bank accounts held by a non-resident parent.

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Woman Awarded Settlement of £53 Million from Billionaire Ex

A former model, who was seeking £196 million as a divorce settlement from her ex-husband, has been awarded £53 million by the High Court in London, reports the BBC. When her own assets are added they bring the total settlement amount to around £75 million.

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A New Approach to Domestic Violence

A new approach to tackling domestic violence is undergoing trials in England. The new scheme, ‘Change that Lasts’, is currently being piloted in Northumbria, Nottinghamshire and Surrey to help women experiencing domestic abuse receive support earlier, and help them to achieve long-term recovery and independence.

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Divorce Comes Under the Media Spotlight

A number of interesting divorce stories have been reported in the media recently.

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Celebrity Prenuptial Agreements Hit the Headlines

The lives of celebrities, and in particular their marriages and divorces, are a popular source of news stories for many media outlets, and any report of an imminent wedding or relationship split is often accompanied by speculation over whether or not the couple had signed a prenuptial agreement.

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Too Many Couples are in Distressed Relationships

As many as 2.87 million people across the UK are living in relationships which would be described within clinical practice as distressed, according a new study by relationship charity Relate. This amounts to 18% of married or cohabiting couples and 1.4 million UK families. A distressed relationship is one with a severe level of relationship problems, which has a clinically significant negative impact on partner’s wellbeing.The charity is concerned that these poor quality relationships are having a detrimental impact on people’s physical and mental health, with many struggling to access the support they need and reaching breaking point. The research, which had a sample size of 20,980, looked at key questions from a validated scale to measure relationship quality. These included how often couples argued, how frequently they considered separation or divorce, the extent of unhappiness in their relationship and how often they regretted being in their relationship.The research found that:

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Views on Marriage Reach Tipping Point

The proportion of people who believe couples shouldn’t have to get married before having children (35%) is, for the first time, almost the same as the proportion who believe marriage should come first (37%), according to new analysis of NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey.

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Research Reveals Impact of Divorce on the Over 50s

The latest statistics on divorce from the Office for National Statistics revealed that despite an overall drop in the number of divorces, the numbers divorcing in the over-50 age group have actually risen over the past decade.

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Court Case Shows Importance of Legal Advice During Divorce

In a case which outlines the importance getting legal advice when going through a divorce, a woman who cohabited with her partner for more than 18 years has won a legal battle with his estranged wife for a share in his home.

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Calls for Modernisation of Divorce Law

Experts have called for MPs to back the No Fault Divorce Bill when it receives its second reading in March. Attitudes to marriage in the UK has changed significantly with almost 50% of all divorces ending in divorce.

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Why Do Divorce Rates Rise in January?

The first working day of January is often dubbed as D-day by the media because it is one of the busiest days for divorce lawyers due to a large number of divorce enquiries.

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Four in Five back “No Fault” Divorces

More than 80% of respondents to a poll regarding “no fault” divorces have stated that they believe the law should be changed to allow such divorces to occur.

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