Pre-nuptial agreements may not be one of the most romantic topics of conversation for couples planning a wedding but recent research has found that more than 40% of single men and women think a pre-nup is a good idea. Many couples now look on them as a practical and sensible step before entering into marriage.
Are you married to a narcissist? Are you trying to divorce one? A key step in any divorce is negotiation, whether that be over who gets to keep the TV, to what happens to the family home, to who will care for the children. Everything needs to be negotiated. But what happens when your ex is a narcissist? Is it possible to negotiate with them about anything?
What happens when your ex wants to move away with the children – perhaps also with a new partner – and you object?
Emma Doughty is a solicitor here at Harrogate Family Law. She is admired by both her clients and peers for her hard work, attention to detail and compassionate attitude. We managed to grab her for a quick coffee and chat to find out more about her.
Introducing a new partner to your children can feel like a daunting task. What if your children don’t like them? What if they get upset? What if they feel you are trying to replace their other parent?
Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.
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?
1. Time: the greatest healer?
You may find yourself in shock. This may be a position you never thought you would end up in. You probably have no idea what to do. It sounds like a cliché, but time really is a great healer. It is also important to make some time for you. Do things you like doing and make an effort to put yourself first as much as possible.
Dating after divorce is both a daunting and exciting prospect. Chances are you have been out of the dating game for a while and it has changed! In a world of online dating, dating apps and social media it may seem like no one has “chance encounters” anymore and establishing yourself in this new world can feel impossible.
More than 5.9 million people in the UK are choosing to live together without marrying making cohabiting families the fastest growing type of household. More than half of cohabitees still believe they are protected under “common law marriage”. However, this is a myth and few are aware that they have little or no legal protection if their relationship ends.