How we break up: an anatomy of divorce

Nearly half of marriages in the UK end in divorce. It can be acrimonious, expensive and hard on family. But it also heralds a new start. Here, a dozen divorcees reflect on what they’ve lived through Reprinted from The Guardian, by Harry Borden – 2023-08-13 Divorce is a harsh word, and a deceptive one. It […]

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The financial implications of divorce

Divorce finance implications

Divorce is more than the end of a relationship Divorce is, first and foremost, an emotional event. Or is it? Historically, marriage was often not about love, but about property. Marriage was a foundation of economic and social stability. Marriages were frequently enacted to strengthen alliances or consolidate wealth or land. Marriage formed the basis […]

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Why is January divorce month?

Many couples start divorce proceedings in January Marriage guidance counsellors and divorce lawyers often refer to the first Monday in January as “Divorce Day”. January has also been called “Divorce Month”. In fact, January is not the month when the most divorces are finalised, because even an amicable, uncontested divorce takes more than a month […]

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Hiring a divorce attorney

Hiring a divorce attorney

What questions should you ask when hiring a divorce attorney? Hiring a divorce attorney is rarely a happy event. You may well have a sense of relief at finally moving on from a difficult situation, but the end of a marriage is not usually happy. So hiring a divorce lawyer is sometimes seen as a […]

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