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Divorce law blog

Mills & Reeve offering fixed fee family arbitration in December to raise awareness of the benefits for resolving divorce disputes


29/11/2013   By: Nigel Shepherd
Family arbitration is quicker, more flexible, more confidential and cost-effective than going through the courts to sort out financial issues in a divorce. Yet many people are still unaware of how helpful an approach it can be. So, to promote its benefits in resolving financial family disputes, we’re offering arbitration for a fixed fee during the month of December.

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Family law mediation – the way forward for cost effective solutions to family disputes


21/11/2013   By: Alison Bull
With National Family Dispute Resolution Week (25 – 29 November 2013) highlighting the alternatives to court, I thought it would be a great opportunity to take a look at how another dispute resolution option is changing what divorcing couples can and should expect from their family solicitors.

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The rise and rise of the fixed fee divorce


01/08/2013   By: Hannah Wilson
“Why would anybody want to sign a blank cheque – I wouldn’t for my builder, so why should I for my lawyer?” Over the past six months, we have found more and more clients asking our divorce solicitors to quote for a fixed fee. And quite right too. Many law firms are now following suit, and legal websites make it easier for future clients to shop around to get the best deal. But are fixed fees the complete answer?

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Funding legal fees on divorce


10/05/2013   By: Anna Heenan
The recent cuts to legal aid have received a great deal of press coverage. Something that hasn’t received quite the same attention is the other options for funding legal fees on divorce. So how can you fund court proceedings if you don’t have the income or savings to do so?

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Top tips for managing legal costs


14/02/2013   By: Anna Heenan
Many people’s biggest fear about going to see a solicitor is what it’s going to cost them. The much-publicised tale of divorcing lawyers Anna-Marie Harvey Kavanagh and Giles Kavanagh, who squandered almost all their assets in divorce costs, will hardly have helped. But remembering a few very simple guidelines could save you from suffering the same fate.

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Mills & Reeve offering fixed fee family arbitration in October to raise awareness of the benefits for resolving divorce disputes


08/10/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
Family arbitration is quicker, more flexible, more confidential and cost-effective than going through the courts to sort out financial issues in a divorce. Yet many people are still unaware of how helpful an approach it can be. So, to promote its benefits in resolving financial family disputes, we’re offering arbitration for a fixed fee during the month of October.

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