Avoid some of the pain of divorce

No matter how amicable your divorce process is, at some point there will be some lashing out, some anger, some hurt and some pain. A divorce process ends the marriage and with that, it ends hopes and dreams and forever separates you from someone who you hoped would be your partner for life. In the

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What is adultery?

What is adultery? May seem like a very obvious question. Anyone who has ever experienced a partner’s infidelity will have a very strong idea about what adultery is, but unfortunately the law in England and Wales has a very narrow definition of adultery. Adultery is sexual intercourse between a consenting man and woman when at

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Divorce with a backdated marriage certificate

From 10th December same sex couples will be able to convert their civil partnerships into marriages at registry offices in England and Wales. Not only will these couple be issued with a full marriage certificate but, the marriage certificate can also be back-dated to the start of the civil partnership. This is great news for

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What your children will feel during a divorce

No matter how hard parents try, divorce will always affect children. There are ways in which you can protect them and stop them being too upset and children do adapt very easily to different situations. However, here are a few things that your children may be feeling during your divorce, so you can understand how

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Grounds for divorce in England and Wales

Due to the amount of Hollywood divorce cases being in the press over here, there are many common misconceptions about the legal grounds for divorce in England and Wales. ‘irreconcilable differences’, is widely believed to be a legal term here, but it is, in fact, one of the grounds of divorce in California, not in

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The role of friendships during a divorce

Having your friends around you during your divorce is vital. You will need people to let off steam with, to support you and to remind you that things will get better. However, not all support from well-meaning friends can be a positive thing. Every divorce lawyer will be able to tell you stories about clients

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What to do about your marriage breaking down

After a dream wedding to a dream partner very few people dream that they are going to get divorced. However, statistically there is a possibility of divorce for everyone. Life can throw all sorts of things at you and not all marriages will survive through to ripe old age. Family lawyers will tell you that

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