Coercive control is a subtle and persistent form of emotional abuse which is designed to make the victim feel isolated, scared and humiliated. There are lots of ways your partner might be controlling you. Their behaviour can be almost unnoticeable at first, but it will gradually progress over time, reducing your freedom and increasing your fear.
Don’t be surprised if the news that your parents are splitting up hits you harder than you expect. They are your mum and dad and no matter how old you are, it won’t be easy for you to watch them go their separate ways. Teenagers can find it particularly hard to cope with the emotional impact of parental separation, particularly when they have so much else going on with friends, school and exams.
It is not uncommon for adultery to be a factor in a marriage breakdown, but most people are unaware of what impact this can have on arrangements both financially and for children.
If you’re wondering how long it takes to move on from divorce, the honest answer is that everybody’s experience is different. There are some things you can do to make sure you’re as ready as you can be to start your new life and get the most out of it. Here are 7 steps to recovery, drawn from our own experience of supporting our clients.
These are difficult and unusual times for everyone, but for those who are separated or their relationship is breaking down, it can be even more trying.
When a marriage breaks down the rawness of emotion can make it hard to negotiate a fair settlement. Poor communication is usually a contributing factor in relationship breakdown which is why separating couples often need our help to reach agreements.
When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have a huge impact on your financial future. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long-term position.
We might joke about someone being a bit of a narcissist if they come across as vain and obsessed with their appearance but true narcissistic personality disorder is serious and can be highly toxic in a relationship.
Harrogate Family Law has strengthened its leadership team with the promotion of two of its solicitors to partner level.
Coronavirus lockdown has put plans on hold for millions of us, from family holidays to house moves, but the impact is particularly challenging for those who were in the middle of divorce. Whether you were about to sell the family home to facilitate life apart or had only just started talking about going your separate ways, the stress of being confined to the house together in such circumstances and the uncertainty of how long it will last can be almost too much to bear.