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Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

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The news is routinely filled with sensational stories of divorce gone wrong. We read about vindictive spouses who are hell bent on destroying their exes. We read about greedy lawyers who fan the flames of conflict so that divorces last longer and they make more money. But think about it. What we never read about are stories of an amicable divorce.
No one hears about the people who somehow manage to end their marriages without spending their lives’ (more...)

Parents’ break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14

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Research shows a 16% rise in emotional problems and 8% rise in conduct disordersParental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children if they are aged at least seven when the split occurs, but appears to have no effect on the risks of them getting ill if they are younger, research has found.The research, involving 6,245 children and young people in the UK, is the first British study to explore the links between couple (more...)

When my parents split, I was told 11 was a bad age. Maybe it’s true | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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Yes, divorce happens, you just get on with it. But there can be scars, as new research indicates, and children need supportI was 11 when my parents separated. A “bad age”, people sometimes say, in that sagacious tone, when the topic comes up. It rarely does any more, because to have divorced parents is unexceptional these days.A “broken home” (file this term in the glossary along with “bad age” and “child (more...)

Will My Child Have to Testify in a Tulsa Custody Hearing?

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When custody is at issue in a divorce, or when unmarried parents separate, the process can be difficult not only on parents, but also on the children of the couple. If parents aren’t able to decide on custody, a court will decide for them.  This can be stressful and create worry for both parents, especially when it comes to decide whether a judge will make a child to testify in Tulsa.
Wondering who will get primary (more...)

Christmas Is Often A Catalyst For Change – Successful Separation

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Christmas is a catalyst.
I often find that I get many clients coming to see me after Christmas about how to separate after spending more time together at Christmas. Christmas acts as a catalyst for change and the New Year offers a new beginning for many.
My article Handling Divorce Positively taken from my “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” book was recently published in an in – house Banking Magazine and I received a flurry of questions (more...)

Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)

A Very Modern Divorce: the new rules of splitting up

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In England and Wales, there are still only five ways to get a divorce and three of those involve living separately for at least two years.
Divorce in the UK can be messy, drawn out and extremely painful for the whole family.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
As Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution, the campaigning organisation of family lawyers, & head of family law at Mills & Reeve said, ‘We’re still (more...)

Putting Your Children First During Divorce.

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I’ve been recently working with a couple who are divorcing and we were looking at how to handle the new roles that both these parents now  face whilst going through the transition.
One area I discussed with them was accepting that their ex has a continued role to play in their child’s life which is not the same as being required still to like, or admire that person.
Children don’t need to (more...)

The top 10 signs that may mean you’re heading for divorce

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I’ve been catching up on ‘Coldfeet’ before the new season starts as I never watched it the first time it was on, and what strikes me watching and following the lives of these 3 couples is just how untidy life can be.
Relationships are never easy at the best of times. Despite all our best efforts, hopes, dreams and expectations, sometimes our ducks really don’t seem to line up the way we’(more...)

Marriage on the rocks? Call the ‘Divorce Experts

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We’ve been getting wonderful coverage around our new idea of creating a safe space to become empowered and nurtured during a time of great upheaval – namely a divorce, break up or bereavement.
The Suddenly Single Retreats
We’ve been in The Daily Telegraph and today we are in Femail in The Daily Mail
Here’s the Femail article
‘Four years ago I used to wake up at 3am, transfixed with fear, wondering where (more...)