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.
In some cases, particularly after a particularly bitter or acrimonious separation, a child’s feelings towards one parent can be psychologically manipulated by the other.
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:
Gaslighting is a term that has been in the news quite a bit recently but what is it, how can you recognise it and is it dangerous to you and your relationship?
Even the most amicable of divorces throw up unexpected challenges for families going through the process. Being prepared for some of these obstacles can help enormously. We have put together some of those that our clients mention to us most frequently that they wish they’d known before divorce.
Most people think about divorce costs in terms of legal fees and the expenses involved in selling the family home but there are a number of hidden costs that can hit you hard if you are unprepared.
We are sure you have seen the headlines for countless celebrities who have been granted a “quickie divorce” in a matter of minutes. You may be wondering how you can get one too.
When parents separate there can be issues over the arrangements for children and, in particular, how your children’s time will be divided on special occasions such as Christmas.
With so many couples now relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad when they set up home together, divorce throws up a whole new set of problems for parents who want to safeguard the investment they made in the early stages of the relationship.
Once an agreement is reached this should be put into a formal document to ensure that the terms of the agreement are clear, fully understood by both of you, and will protect each of you from possible further claims in the future.