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Managing a divorce/separation

Managing a divorce/separation Choosing to end a relationship or having this decision forced on you is most stressful and affects many areas of your life. It is essential that whilst the process is ongoing you try to relax as much as possible and focus on yourself and the future. Below are some of my suggestions for ways of handling your stress during this often anxious and trying period. Pay attention to your emotional needs It...
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Grandparents – the forgotten casualties of separation?

When a couple separates, they are the main focus of attention, support and sympathy. The children of the relationship and their welfare is considered by all as of paramount importance. However, the grandparents and their feelings are all too often unfortunately forgotten. In this “busy” world, statistics show that grandparents are playing a vital role in the upbringing of children financially and emotionally. They are often called upon to “babysit”, collect and deliver to and...
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Ensure the children are the focal point of the process

Spring will shortly arrive and the long, dark and cold days of January seem a distant past. The festivities enjoyed at Christmas is a dim memory. However, for many, January was the month when a life changing decision was made in relation to the future of their relationship with their spouse/partner. This month is now notorious for being known as the busiest month for family lawyers. The ending of a relationship is one of the...
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Helping your children through your divorce/separation

It is estimated that around 300,000 children are affected by their parents getting divorce or splitting up after co-habiting every year.  It can be an extremely traumatic time for them as everyone tries to get to grips with the evolving situation.  There is, however, much that parents, family and friends can do to help them navigate their way through and come to terms with their new way of life.  Often, the way that parents break...
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Avoid the pitfalls when looking to co-habit rather than marry

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) co-habiting families are the fastest growing family type in the UK.  According to the data, co-habiting couple families grew by 29.7% between 2004 and 2014. However, legislation protecting co-habiting couples have not moved with the times.  The Co-Habitation Rights Bill has been in the early stages of passing through Parliament for some time now, but it needs to be made a priority. The perception...
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