Confusion over maintenance

After a divorce it is common for one party to pay maintenance to the other. This is the case if there are children involved but if one partner has been the main earner during the marriage then they may also have to pay spousal maintenance even if there are no children. Unfortunately the area of

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Ongoing disputes about children

After a break up you will come to an agreement about the basic arrangements for any children, such as who the child will live with and how much time they spend with each parent. However, as lives move on and the children grow situations change and there are all sorts of decisions that you are

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Keeping contact with your grandchildren

Grandparents play an important role in family structure and the well-being of a child. When a family breaks up through separation, divorce or death grandparents can be left feeling powerless and not able to see their grandchildren. This is obviously very distressing for the grandparents, but equally it if the relationship before has been a

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Common Divorce Mistakes

Divorce is a painful time where emotions are running high and tempers can flare. Because of this people going through divorce often make mistakes. Here are five common mistakes that you should definitely avoid during the divorce process: Using the children Unless one side is abusive children should be able to have easy access to both

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Coping as a single parent

After the divorce process has finished and the dust has settled the day-to-day realities of becoming a single parent can start to take their toll and adjusting to this is not easy. Not only will you have to adjust to a whole new way of life, but you will also be dealing with children that

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Hidden wealth and divorce

If a less than amicable divorce is on the cards then it is not uncommon for one party to start hiding wealth. Someone may start doing this years in advance in anticipation of a divorce in the future, when they realise that their marriage isn’t going to last forever. Anything from off-shore bank accounts to

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Is Mediation The Right Way To Split?

When marriages break down it can be better for everybody if the process is kept out of the court room. Mediation is an alternative to traditional family law courts and it involves sitting down with an impartial adviser to agree on the terms of the divorce. Although mediation can make the divorce process much easier,

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