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collaborative law

My spouse owns a business – what is it worth?

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When looking at an overall division of finances on divorce, the first step is to understand what resources there are. One of the issues faced by separating couples is how and when a business owned by either of them comes into play.  We at CFLP are experts in assessing the importance of business interests on divorce. Working out how much a business is worth, if it is worth anything at all, can be especially challenging for those who are not involved in running the business. First and foremost, it is crucial to understand the nature of the business. Is it:…

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#ChildrenFirst

By | Children, collaborative law, Mediation, News, the family courts | No Comments

It’s Resolution’s National Dispute Resolution Week, and this year the focus is on putting children first during family breakdown. We thought we’d take a look at some of the key findings from the research they have commissioned on how families are dealing with divorce and separation today, and think about the best ways to protect and support children through the process. For the uninitiated, Resolution is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system. All…

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A Better Way to divorce or separate

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This week is Resolution’s third Family Dispute Resolution Week. It’s an awareness-raising campaign which aims to highlight the alternatives to court for separating couples and their families. There are events going on around the country to help spread the word that there are alternatives to courtroom battles for separating couples, and there’s been plenty of media coverage already on the surveys commissioned by Resolution about the effects of divorce on kids and the working economy (see e.g. here, here and here).  As you know, at CFLP we are keen on using the right horse for the course, and in many circumstances,…

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Tools in the toolbox

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At CFLP, we are proud to be collaborative lawyers, mediators, negotiators and litigators in family law. We can offer various processes to assist the people coming through our doors who wish to make agreements before or during marriage, are facing the breakdown of their relationship, or are having problems agreeing with the other parent of their children. If you’d like to find out more about the process options available, have a look at our ‘how we do it’ page. It’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through, you do generally have a choice about how you try to approach…

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