Divorce is a very difficult time for anyone and you need to have the best legal support on you side. Here are some helpful things you need to know:
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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?
What is a good enough reason for getting divorced
For a divorce to be granted by the courts there needs to be evidence that the marriage has irretrievably broken down – but what’s a good reason for getting divorced and just how far do you have to go in order to prove your marriage is over?
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.
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.
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.
Divorcing couples are becoming increasingly aware that it is in their best interests to obtain a clean break when they split up. This is to prevent any future claims on either party’s wealth or earnings and can be agreed at the time of divorce.