Steps to take for an amicable divorce

Amicable divorces don’t make the headlines and unless you are close to someone going through one, you are unlikely to hear about any of the details. However, most divorces are amicable and a very far cry from the rich celebs warring over their millions as they trade insults in the tabloids. An amicable divorce is

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Tips For Divorcing Over Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time, but if you are experiencing difficulties, it can also be a very upsetting time. If you are going through a divorce over Christmas, you may be worried about how it will work, especially if you have children. But the good news is that you can still experience some seasonal

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How to initiate a divorce when you are “at fault”

As the divorce law in England and Wales currently stands, unless you are prepared to wait 2 years, someone in the marriage has to be “at fault” for the other person to divorce them. This is not an ideal situation and hopefully change is on the horizon, but for now it can leave couples whose

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How to prepare a smooth Christmas as a single parent

Even though Christmas is at the same time each year and the shops give us months of warning, when life is difficult it can come round surprisingly quickly and leave us unprepared. If you are a single parent, then you should prepare early to ensure Christmas runs smoothly for your children and you also have

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What happens when you separate without divorcing?

When marriages break down, not all couples choose to divorce straight away. Some couples separate emotionally, physically and practically, but not legally. Occasionally some couples stay like this for many years and either don’t divorce or put it off for a surprisingly long time. The upside of this is not having to go through the

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What happens when you get caught cheating

When you are married, getting caught cheating is one of the worst things that can happen for you and your spouse. People cheat on their spouses for a myriad of different reasons. At one end of the spectrum, the marriage may be on its last legs and someone meets someone with whom they will share

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When your spouse leaves you for a same sex relationship

When someone’s spouse leaves them for someone else, it is always heart breaking. The abandoned spouse is left feeling angry, betrayed and left questioning their entire marriage. Often their self-esteem takes a huge knock. However, when your spouse leaves to embark on a same sex relationship, there is another whole level of emotions. If from

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Coping after a divorce check list

Going through a divorce is an intense process. Often all the paperwork and admin can take up so much time and energy that there is no space left to deal with the emotional impact. All the emotions can then suddenly hit after the divorce, leaving the divorcee feeling lost and empty. If this is you,

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How to look after your mental health during divorce

Looking after your mental health during a divorce is incredibly important. Divorce is a very stressful process that can lead to long term depression or other mental health issues if you don’t take care of yourself. It is vital that you see your GP if you need some help, but here are some small things

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How Good Preparation Can Make Divorce Easier

Divorce is never easy and is something that no one thinks they will go through, although many do. For a huge variety of reasons marriages come to an end and it is a difficult time for the couple, their family and their friends. If your marriage is coming to an end there are some things

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The little things you can do to support a divorcing friend

When you first hear that your friend is getting divorced it is a confusing time. You want to support them, but you don’t want to say the wrong thing. You want to help them but you don’t want to crowd them. Some people get so anxious they do nothing, which is no help at all,

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What should you do with your rings after you divorce?

After the paperwork is signed and finished and you have embarked on the next stage of your life without your ex spouse, you may still find yourself in possession of a very physical reminder of your marriage – your rings. So much emphasis is placed on the engagement and wedding rings in our society, that

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How to stay healthy during a divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things you can go through in your lifetime. With enough support and good legal advice, you will come through it, but there will be moments, days or weeks when things are incredibly stressful. Being stressed is not just unpleasant, it can also do short and long term damage

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What is unreasonable behaviour during a divorce?

In Wales couples can’t divorce unless there is a “reason.” This is something that many people, including us, would like to see changed. However, as the law stands for now, couples can’t just say that their marriage has broken down, they need to provide a reason. The reason can be desertion, or adultery (within 6

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How and why to mark the finalisation of your divorce

Divorce parties are all the rage. You to have cake and cava, and if you want to end up in the tabloids, you can also spend many thousands of pounds to mark the end of your marriage. Of course, huge blow outs aren’t for everyone and certainly won’t be in everyone’s budgets, but doing something

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How to reduce the cost of your divorce

Getting divorced can be a costly process. You will have heard horror stories in the media of couples racking up legal bills into the millions, which adds to the stress of an already stressful time. However, divorce doesn’t have to be as expensive as many people think it is. There are ways of reducing the

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How to ask for a divorce

Asking for a divorce is one of the hardest things that people will ever do. If your spouse is not expecting it, or you have not previously discussed divorce, then there are ways that you can ask that will make the process smoother. It is important both for you and any children that you have

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How to get through Christmas when divorce is on the cards

January is divorce season. Every year the number of divorces dramatically increases directly after Christmas. Some couples may fall out over the Christmas period, following drunken fumbles with work colleagues at the Christmas party, arguments with the mother-in-law, or added financial pressure and the expectations of the festive period not living up to the reality.

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