With legal aid drastically cut back, Harrogate Family Law are delighted to be supporting a national, not-for-profit social enterprise working to provide accessible support to families through the difficulties of separation and divorce.

Harrogate Family Law are delighted to have contributed to 101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children, a new book to help separating parents keep their children’s best interests first. Harrogate Family Law are a long-term supporter of the social enterprise OnlyMums & OnlyDads and are a member of their Family Law Panel.

10 surprising reasons that your marriage could be headed towards a divorce

When you think about possible reasons why people get divorced, the more obvious ones tend to spring to mind: One person having an affair?  Financial difficulties?  A lack of love and affection?  However, there are other, not as obvious reasons that over time can be detrimental to a relationship.  Do you treat your house like a hotel?  Are you addicted to social media?  Read on to see if any of these feel familiar:

I’m divorced so my money is safe now. Right? Wrong.

A common misconception in divorce is that a financial claim cannot be made once a Decree Absolute has been granted. In reality there is no limitation period for bringing a financial claim after divorce and there have been a number of very high-profile cases recently where financial claims have been brought many years after the marriage had ended.

Staying friends with your ex; is it really possible? Read our co-parenting tips.

When a relationship breaks down, staying friends with your ex might seem an impossibility. It depends on individual circumstances and the reasons for separating, of course, but some people do manage to maintain an amicable friendship. The Duke and Duchess of York are perhaps one of the best-known couples who have remained friends despite divorcing after 10 years of marriage. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin also remain on friendly terms after they ‘consciously uncoupled’ in 2014.

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