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Looking after your mental health during a divorce

Everyone experiences divorce differently. For some couples, it’s a decision rooted in clarity and positivity, signalling a brand new start for everyone involved. For others, the situation is acrimonious and full of tension, with both parties seeking answers and a place to lay the blame. No matter the circumstances of your divorce or separation, it’s ...

2024-05-13T11:15:18+01:00May 13th, 2024|Divorce, Mental Health|

Can you renegotiate a prenup?

Prenups. They get a lot of attention in the media, especially when it comes to celebrity relationships. You may have seen headlines about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s prenup, with its alleged $500,000 cheating clause. Last year, Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s prenup was in the spotlight as Asghari reportedly challenged the agreement in the ...

2024-05-07T10:55:02+01:00May 7th, 2024|Pre-nups|

How solicitors manage narcissists

At Harrogate Family Law, we’re no strangers to narcissistic behaviours and the impact they can have. We support clients who have been affected by this on a daily basis, helping them to navigate their way through divorce and separation, and to look to a better future.  We’ve got a wealth of knowledge and experience in ...

2024-04-06T15:35:33+01:00April 6th, 2024|Narcissist Divorce|

What can you expect from a career in law?

The term ‘family law’ encompasses many things. Think of it as a very large legal umbrella, with a number of different areas of practice sitting beneath it. In practice, family law covers anything from divorce and the resulting financial matters and the arrangements for the children, to public law child proceedings involving the Local Authority.  ...

2024-03-29T11:14:49+00:00March 29th, 2024|Uncategorised|

What makes divorce complex?

Is there such a thing as a straightforward divorce?  Very often, separating couples have high hopes that their divorce will be simple, amicable and anything other than drawn out. In our experience however, that’s rarely the case. Even in the most non-contentious of circumstances, there are the inevitable bumps in the road. It’s just one ...

2024-03-12T13:04:44+00:00March 12th, 2024|Businesses, Divorce and money, International, Uncategorised|

How to recognise economic abuse

Economic abuse isn’t always easy to recognise, and is perhaps once of the lesser documented aspects of domestic abuse. As with many forms of abusive behaviour, it can take place over many years before a victim may even become aware that it’s been going on.  Here, we’ll take a closer look at how you might ...

2024-02-19T23:28:53+00:00February 19th, 2024|Domestic abuse, Money|

What does the future of mediation look like?

The role of mediation is to help you and your ex-spouse or partner reach agreements about your divorce or separation. In essence, it’s a discussion, facilitated by a third party, about any issues you feel need to be resolved before matters are finalised between you. For example, the finances, the family home, and often the ...

2024-02-12T12:26:56+00:00February 12th, 2024|Family law, Mediation|

5 signs you’re ready for divorce

For some people, the thought of their marriage coming to an end is a devastating and unsettling thought. For others however, it can signal the opportunity for a fresh start and a new beginning. Either way, there are very often a number of tell-tale signs and red flags that seeking a divorce is the right ...

2024-01-29T18:00:11+00:00January 21st, 2024|Divorce|

Why is January such a busy time for divorce?

The first Monday in January, after the conclusion of the festive season, has been unofficially dubbed as ‘Divorce Day’. This is due to the increased number of divorce enquiries received by family lawyers as many couples seek advice about ending their marriage.  But why is this the case? What are the reasons behind the increase, ...

2024-01-29T18:02:25+00:00January 15th, 2024|Divorce|
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