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Category Archives: Divorce

Domestic Violence deaths highest level in 5 years

Domestic Violence deaths highest level in 5 years In the UK, the amount of people who died as a result of domestic violence hit its highest level in 5 years. 173 people were killed in domestic violence incidents. The BBC obtained data from 43 police forces in the UK. Both men and women are victims…
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Divorce: The daily grind of life can spark marital dissatisfaction

Divorce: The daily grind of life can spark marital dissatisfaction Often when we think of divorce, it’s thought that big betrayals such as affairs, addiction and abuse drive marriages apart. More often it is the daily grind of life that sparks dissatisfaction in marriages – the money troubles, childcare, household running. It is easy to…
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Divorce lawyers brace themselves as summer holidays come to end

Divorce lawyers brace themselves as summer holidays come to end As August comes to a close and we look to the children heading back to the school, many divorce lawyers are bracing for a busy September. But why? Couples typically think that having the summer holidays will enable them more time together to work on…
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Domestic abuse: What is Gaslighting

Domestic abuse: What is Gaslighting Domestic abuse is the term to address the fact that abusive relationships are not just about physical violence. It is a term that covers financial abuse, coercive control, psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, harassment and stalking as well as online and digital abuse. What is Gaslighting? The origins of…
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5 Divorce Myths dispelled

5 Divorce Myths dispelled With divorce so heavily in the news at the moment due to reforms being discussed, we thought it wise to look at some common divorce myths. You can divorce because you are unhappy Whilst this might be the reason, being unhappy cannot be used as a grounds for divorce. Currently, the…
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3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating

3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating Separating from you partner can be an emotionally difficult and daunting time. At a time when emotions are heightened, you then have to have difficult discussions regarding finances and children. Samantha Lee is a qualified family mediator who says that family mediation can help. In most…
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Divorce and Finances: What is a Form E?

Divorce and Finances: What is a Form E? You will be required to fill out a From E if you wish to finalise financial matters in court following divorce. What is a Form E? It is a detailed document in which you provide details on your income, assets, outgoings, expenses and any pensions you have.…
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Divorce: What will happen to The Family Home?

Divorce: What will happen to The Family Home? One of the most frequently asked questions in divorce is ‘what will happen to our family home’? Robyn Finnegan, family and divorce solicitor at Swain & Co answers: “One common outcome is for the family home to be sold” Once any associated costs such as estate agents,…
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Domestic abuse harder to escape in rural areas

Domestic abuse harder to escape in rural areas An 18 month inquiry into domestic abuse reveals those in rural areas suffer longer, report it less and struggle to get support. The National Rural Crime Network report carried out interviews with people affected by domestic abuse. They also carried out interviews with those working in supporting…
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Millennials are changing the shape of marriage

Millennials are changing the shape of marriage Millennials can be perceived negatively, being accused of wanting instant gratification from many areas of life and using social media extensively, However, one area that they are shaping is marriage, and it looks like this could be mainly positive. Cautious Many millennials may be children of divorce. Therefore,…
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