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Family Law Blog : December 2013

Comment on divorce & family law 

A quick A to Z of divorce in the UK

On a wet and windy Wednesday, the team in the office decided it would be a good challenge to come up with a dictionary of divorce, essentially an A-Z of common divorce terms. Although we started it as a bit of a joke we realised that although some of the terms are ones we’re very familiar with and come up almost every day in our work, they may not be commonly understood by others. Part of the...

Keep talking to your ex during divorce

As an experienced family solicitor I was more than a little surprised how different the skill set is for a mediator, when I trained with Resolution as a family mediator earlier this year.After years of being expected to give out advice and, dare I say it, rather liking the sound of my own voice, the first and most obvious challenge is to keep quiet and make sure you are not giving any advice or even expressing a view. What...

The best free resources to help you through divorce

When a person decides that they want to divorce, the perceived enormity of the task ahead can be incredibly daunting for many. What do I do first? Which solicitor do I use? How much will it cost? How long will it take? Where am I going to live while this is going on? And those types of things are just the practicalities. They do not take into account the emotional side and concerns about how you’ll cope, how...


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