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.
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.
No matter where you look social media is impacting on most people’s ways of life. Whilst it is certainly an effective way to keep in touch with people, could social media be negatively impacting on your relationship? Following on from our last blog which you can read here, we continue to explore this issue.
Social media is an integral part of everyday life for most people. It is a fantastic way to keep in touch with both relatives and friends from whom distance separates you. However, could social media be damaging your relationship?