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Help with Divorce from David McHardy

David McHardy LLB is an experienced family lawyer and mediator for the Essex branch of specialist family law firm Jones Myers LLP. He is a Lieutenant Bailiff in the Royal Courts of Guernsey and a prominent member of Essex Family Solutions Group.

Tails you lose: who keeps the dog in a divorce?

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

When couples are splitting up or divorcing who keeps the much-loved canine? By Fiona Kendall, Partner The sad “tail” of a battle brewing between actors Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson for custody of their cross bred pooch is not uncommon...

International child custody: self help more harm than good

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

In an unprecedented step, a judge decided to publicise the apparent abduction of four children involved in a custody battle between their Welsh mother and Spanish father. By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of Children’s Department In an unprecedented...

Why children should be seen AND heard

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In a recent survey a staggering 81 per cent of people agreed that children are ‘usually the main casualties' in divorce. The research by Resolution, the professional body committed to taking conflict out of family disputes, comes as the Government looks...

Harnessing hostage negotiation techniques for smoother divorce

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Comparing divorce settlement proceedings with hostage situations may seem extreme, yet farsighted lawyers can harness techniques used by negotiators to positive effect. By Norman Taylor, Consultant Emotionally charged round table discussions between separating...

Dealing with the double blow of army fast track redundancies

Posted over 8 years ago by David McHardy with 0 comments

Recent news that 8,000 serving soldiers will receive redundancy notices just after Christmas will increase emotional and financial stress for many military families over the festive period. With relationships often tested over Christmas family law expert...

Courting the options for divorce

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New research shows that almost half of people questioned in East of England and London believe that divorce inevitably lands in court. Separating and divorcing couples need more information about alternative, non confrontational options that are less...