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Tax planning for divorce

When it comes to dividing your assets, there’s more to consider than simply who gets what.  There are tax implications to consider too. Poor tax planning can mean less assets to divide between you, so often it can be wise to get an expert to advise you on the best way to go about dividing […]

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Dealing with domestic abuse

When you’re in an abusive relationship, it can leave you feeling trapped and unable to take the steps needed to get you out of the situation.  The emotions involved are complex; you may feel guilty about taking action, especially when your partner is apologetic afterwards. Domestic abuse isn’t limited to physical violence. Emotional, sexual, financial […]

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Wills are not something that people like to think about – unfortunately, when you have a family they’re something that should not be ignored.  If you don’t already have a will and you have a partner, children or others you want to give your assets to, it’s the only way to be certain that the people that […]

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How to stay afloat

If you’re separating or divorcing that usually means running two households and, of course, it costs more to pay for two homes.  That often means that at least one partner will face the scary situation of being unable to support themselves – and maybe the family’s children too. Ideally, a couple should come to an […]

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Blended families

With nearly one in every two marriages ending in divorce, and people forming new relationships, today a family with step-children, half-brothers and sisters is increasingly common. It’s tough enough for most parents to co-parent when they’re not living in the same home, but when new partners enter the picture it can all get complicated!  When […]

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Managing your finances before the divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, money is a critical issue.  If one partner has moved out, you’re now running two households and, even with an amicable split, money has a way of causing friction. The number one piece of advice we can give is to talk to each other.  If the conversation stays open […]

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Do you need a solicitor to get your divorce?

No, but that’s over-simplifying it.  You can do it online – BUT you could be making a big mistake. If you enter ‘DIY divorce’ in the search engine you’ll see all kinds of offers.  But such offers can be misleading.  For example, a company that is offering a divorce for £37.  This isn’t even possible […]

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Collaboration creates a win-win outcome

When a relationship breaks down, but the couple want to work together to resolve matters with the least amount of emotional distress, working with collaborative lawyers is a way to achieve an outcome that works for everyone. Collaborative law is not about winning or losing, but achieving a fair deal for the whole family.  It […]

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Keep the communication going

When a relationship breaks down there may be a temptation to say “That’s it!  I don’t want to speak to you again.”  Talking to your former partner might be just too painful – it’s just turning the knife in the wound, but in the long-term keeping the lines of communication open can reap massive benefits, […]

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‘All I want for Christmas is Mum and Dad’

When parents are separated or divorced Christmas can be a minefield.  Of course, the children want Mum and Dad together, even if, on another level, they know that both parents were unhappy before the split. A time when everything should be happy and joyful can turn into misery and dispute without a sensible plan.  If […]

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