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Couples from hell – cut the ties that bind

We all know one … the couple that can’t seem to move past divorce. The pair clings on to the emotional connection, even when it is self-destructive. There’s a term for this. Psychologists refer to them publicly as ‘undifferentiated spouses’. … Continue reading

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Choosing the right divorce lawyer or family attorney in South Africa

Divorce is painful. The right divorce lawyer can’t take your pain away, but can support you through the process. Don’t let divorce break you. Find out what you need to know when choosing a divorce lawyer here. Continue reading

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Divorce: Sad songs – great melodies

  There is no shortage of sad songs with lyrics about betrayal, relationship breakdown, divorce, loneliness, unrequited love, guilt, insecurity, angst, and a host of other associated emotions. Elton John puts it poignantly in his hit song, Sad Songs Say … Continue reading

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When the mask falls off

We can help if you’re considering divorce.

The other day I came across this quote, “Sometimes it’s not the people that change, it’s the mask that falls off”, and it immediately brought to mind the recent film, Gone Girl. If you’ve seen Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck … Continue reading

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3 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

The benefits of divorce mediation | Divorce, with or without mediation, can be a messy affair, with tempers flaring and strong emotions coming into play every time you meet with your spouse to discuss the terms. In far too many … Continue reading

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Divorce and Annulment – What’s the difference?

Separating from your spouse is rarely an easy, clean or happy process. A divorce can be drawn out for months as the lawyers argue each side’s case for possession of assets and the payment of maintenance. An annulment often seems … Continue reading

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The silent victims

Domestic abuse has become so prevalent – not only in South African society – that hardly a day goes by without an article appearing in the newspapers. Last year the UK reported 1.2 million women experiencing domestic violence. In the … Continue reading

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Prenuptial agreements – Know the basics

We’ve seen it so often in Hollywood blockbusters. The rich husband drops a bomb on his (usually much younger) wife just before she is to make it down the aisle. The words “I think we should get a prenup”, are … Continue reading

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