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Keeping in contact with your children, post-divorce

When parents split up, there are countless decisions to be made about the future arrangements for their children. Chief amongst which is where the child will live, and with whom. Depending on the child’s age and capacity for understanding the consequences of making decisions like this, the child can have a say in what happens to them, and all decisions taken must be in their best interests. This leads on to the tricky area of...
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How Are Assets Divided in a UK Divorce?

How are assets divided in a divorce? Going through a divorce is a difficult time when many decisions have to be made. There are normally multiple issues around children, finances and property that are difficult to resolve and require lengthy negotiations before mutual agreement can be reached. While there are several aspects of divorce that are common to most, if not all cases, each divorce will be slightly different and will require careful handling to...
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What am I Entitled To In a Divorce Settlement?

Divorce Settlement  When a couple gets divorced there are many important issues to resolve, from where the children are going to live and with whom to how any financial assets from the marriage will be divided up. It is always best to try and come to an amicable agreement with your former partner, however, this cannot always be possible. A divorce solicitor or mediator can help separating couples agree on how best to reach a...
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What are your cohabitation rights in the UK?

The legal rights you have as a partner depend largely on whether you are married, have entered into a civil partnership or whether you are simply living together without a legal or formal declaration of your partnership. In the latter case, you have fewer rights. Here is a guide about what you can expect and the steps you can take to protect yourself if your cohabiting partnership should come to an unexpected end. Living together...
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Process of Divorce Mediation: What to expect?

Mediation is an important part of the process when it comes to divorce or any other disagreement that cannot be resolved without expert help. It is a voluntary form of alternative dispute resolution, designed to help the different parties involved come to a mutually acceptable agreement about what should happen about the important aspects of a divorce or separation, including child residency arrangements, holiday childcare and ongoing access arrangements, as well as division of assets...
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