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So far Caryl Chaffer has created 21 blog entries.

Stonewalling: what is it and why is it so damaging?

Stonewalling is an extremely frustrating refusal to communicate effectively with another person, resulting in stress and anxiety.  It can be difficult to recognise, which is why awareness is so important. In this week’s blog, we’re giving you a brief outline of what stonewalling is, why people do it and how it can cause serious damage ...

2021-12-01T16:22:05+00:00December 6th, 2021|Stonewalling|

The practical steps to take after your divorce

Going through a divorce is a real adjustment, both emotionally and practically. When you’re experiencing a range of new and overwhelming emotions, it can be difficult to manage all the practicalities as well. It’s very easy to push them to the bottom of your list of priorities.   After your divorce, you want to be able ...

2021-12-01T16:19:07+00:00December 1st, 2021|Divorce|

The damaging effect of coercive control

Coercive control can be very subtle and difficult to recognise, especially by the victims experiencing it.   In what was seen by many as a welcome decision, coercive control was made a criminal offence in 2015, meaning that the courts must now ‘prioritise consideration of whether a pattern of coercive and/or controlling behaviour is established over ...

2021-11-15T14:06:17+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Emotional Abuse, Family law|

What is gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse, and occurs where a person makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories.  Victims of gaslighting will often experience confusion, anxiety, isolation and an inability to trust themselves. They’ll question their beliefs, thoughts and actions as a result of someone manipulating the situation for their own ...

2021-11-02T07:38:05+00:00November 8th, 2021|Gaslighting, Narcissist Divorce|

4 common fears about life after divorce

Divorce isn’t easy. It can feel daunting, stressful and at times, scary. Your whole life is suddenly turned on its head, and you find yourself filled with uncertainties about the future.  It’s not uncommon to worry about what life will look like after divorce. In fact, marriage counselling statistics found that most people stay in ...

2021-11-02T07:34:41+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Divorce|

Is divorce different for the very wealthy?

In recent years, there’s been a fair amount of press coverage when it comes to the divorces of the rich and famous. We’re talking about some seriously high profile, and extremely high net worth, cases: Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, Bill and Melinda Gates are just two of the couples that spring to mind.  For ...

2021-10-26T07:20:44+01:00October 26th, 2021|Divorce, Divorce and money|

How we’ve built a family law firm with clients at the centre

At Harrogate Family Law, our clients come first. Every piece of advice we give, and every action we take, has our clients interests firmly at the centre. Everything we do is geared toward making sure our clients get the outcome they deserve.  Choosing a solicitor to help you through difficult circumstances can feel overwhelming, whether ...

2021-10-04T15:10:27+01:00October 4th, 2021|Family law, News|

Parental alienation – what you need to know 

The discussion around ‘parental alienation’ and its impact has become a feature of many family law matters in recent years.  Here we’re taking a closer look at the theory of parental alienation; what it is, why it’s problematic and the impact it can have on families. What is parental alienation? Parental alienation doesn’t have a ...

2021-09-28T07:16:20+01:00September 28th, 2021|Parental Alienation|
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