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No Stigma, no Pain? Really?

No Stigma, no Pain? Really?

Alison Steadman has caused a mini furore in the divorcing world.  Perhaps she has been spending too much time with Penelope Keith (see last blog.) In the Daily Mail , http://dailym.ai/10WrK6v she comments that people are divorcing far too easily, because there is no...

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Single dwellings – lifestyle choice or a necessity?

Single dwellings – lifestyle choice or a necessity?

 I try to hold onto my equilibrium as I read Penelope Keith’s comments in Country Life Magazine on people divorcing in their 50’s and 60’s. Her comments are reproduced in The Daily Mail: http://dailym.ai/112A4Rf    ‘If only we could educate people to go on living...

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How Do I get Divorced now I can’t get Legal Aid?

Good interview on the Today programme   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21999855 with Mark Harper at Withers and Christine Blacklaws from the Co-op debating the effect of the removal of legal aid from divorce cases except where there is proof of domestic violence.  There...

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Baby Boomer Divorce – loneliness or freedom?

Research published today in the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/divorce/9987391/Loneliness-time-bomb-warning-fuelled-by-baby-boomer-divorces.html highlights the percentage of people in their 50's and 60's who are lonely and that divorce contributes to...

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Divorce in the over 50’s.

Vanessa Feltz, poses a very interesting question today in the Express. http://bit.ly/Z2tS  about whether you stay loyal to 'the marriage', friends and family, or break for the border and take a risk of finding happiness. She talks particularly about the age group of...

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The true cost of Divorce.

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce have given us a very graphic insight into the devastating consequences of divorce. The reason we are so horrified by the disintegration of their family life, and their own lives is because theirs is an extreme version of what so many people...

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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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