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Preoccupied with your ex – Don’t be.

Are you preoccupied with what your ex is doing or saying? Do you spend much of your time talking about him or her to anyone who may listen? Are you full of anger and indignation about what you have heard from 'friends'? Sometimes it can feel like you are making a...

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Divorcing a Narcissist

This blog is written by Michael Rowlands, Senior Partner at Kingsley Napley: The American writer Jonathan Franzen suggested that “nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people”. As a divorce lawyer I see, daily, the fall out of such relationships and...

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Co-Parenting arrangements for children

I thought I would share with you an article written by FLIP to help separated couples make contact arrangements for their children. It involves an App called Our Family Wizard. https://www.ourfamilywizard.com/  The article follows: For many separated parents, finding...

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Parental alienation.

I read with interest about CAFCASS 'ground breaking' report on how to deal with Parental Alienation.  There are many children who on divorce and separation have been subtly or not so subtly alienated from one parent by the other.  The result is that they are...

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Christmas and Divorce

You may be going into the festive period feeling not quite so festive.  You may have an idea that this will be your last Christmas a couple, or it may be your first Christmas post separation.  These times are difficult, not least because they highlight some very...

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Supporting Older Children through divorce

Guest Blog by James Pirrie of FLIP. www.flip.co.uk Children and the legal system Perhaps 10% of divorcing couples become stuck over arrangements for their minor children, often moving towards mediation or the increasingly over-stretched courts to find their solutions....

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Divorce increases in the over 50s

We are living longer and in the 21st Century, we have jettisoned the idea that you 'make your bed, you have to lie in it.' People increasingly feel they are entitled to a second chance and once children have begun to leave home, or elderly parents no longer need to be...

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Divorce Diaries

When you are experiencing overwhelming feelings and can't think that life will ever change, it is uself to keep a diary or journal of how you feel and what you are doing on a daily basis.   The act of writing things down is often cathartic and importantly when you...

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A Rallying Cry for Mediation.

As with so many government initiatives, the policy decision to push separating families away from lawyers and into mediation (or at least those who rely on legal aid) has failed spectacularly.  The referral rate to mediation has dropped dramatically since legal aid...

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New Year Resolutions…

Make a resolution for 2015 to find a new life for you.  It may feel right now, like second best or like you don’t know where to start.  One minute in one day is where you start and take one minute or one hour at a time.  By holding onto hostility or endless thoughts...

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Can 2015 be a fresh start.

If you have struggled during 2014 to come to terms with your separation, or are starting 2015 newly separated, you may be wondering what the New Year has in store for you.  Is it possible to even think that when one door closes, another may open?  It is often quite...

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Silver Splitters.

I am delighted to post this guest blog from Pannone Solicitors on People divorcing in their 60's:- A couple that has been married for 20+ years might seem like a strong unit who would be able to weather most things. While this is true the majority of the time, there...

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Preoccupied with your ex – Don’t be.

Are you preoccupied with what your ex is doing or saying? Do you spend much of your time talking about him or her to anyone who may listen? Are you full of anger and indignation about what you have heard from 'friends'? Sometimes it can feel like you are making a...

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