Invest £22,000 into your old relationship I think not

Invest £22,000 into your old relationship? I think not

What would you say if I suggested you invest £22,000 into your old relationship? “I think not” is probably an overly polite euphemism to the counter suggestion you’d actually be most likely to make! As silly as it sounds however, in the average UK divorce, this is what each party is doing. According to the[…]

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion.  What do I mean by that?  The English Legal System is known as an “adversarial system” as opposed to the inquisitorial systems used in many European countries and elsewhere. Wikipedia defines the phrase as:  A legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties’ positions before an impartial person or group of people,[…]

The cost of family breakdown

The cost of divorce

The cost of divorce. Whether these costs are felt in feelings of betrayal or the remorse of wasted years spent trying to make something work that we knew in our hearts wasn’t right anyway. More often than not, the greatest cost of divorce is to children who discover that their parents are unable to control[…]

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways. Let’s face it, the human cost of family breakdown is horrific. The heartbreak and loss the end of a marriage bring emotional costs that are completely incalculable, but the financial cost of divorce can be tracked quite clearly. Did you know that the average cost[…]

How to save time and money in mediation

How to save time and money in mediation

How to save time and money in mediation? The easiest and most sure fire way is to make sure you clearly understand what is needed during the process of disclosure, and do a bit of the photocopying and collating yourself rather than pay a solicitor over £200 per hour to do it for you. Disclosure[…]