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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

…with more than a third of mums in debt because their ex-partner hasn’t paid child maintenance, study shows.
New research has revealed that when parents split up, mums often find themselves struggling to cover their basic living costs, with 39 per cent taking out loans or relying on their overdrafts to make ends meet.
A staggering quarter of mums said they don’t receive any regular financial help from their child’s father, leaving them to cover the cost of raising their child by themselves.
Half of mums said that their ex’s contribution isn’t enough …

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[ 23 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Do you know that heart sinking feeling when you start to focus on the fact that it’s not your turn to have your children with you this Christmas. Add to that a slight jittery panicky sensation and a cold heavy feeling of dread. It’s the part that still strikes a chord deep within and brings tears to the surface however relieved you are not to be living with your ex any longer.
For some this is the very worst part of being divorced, especially if your children are young enough to …

Christmas holidays, divorce, Headline, house and home »

[ 15 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

All these festive period pressures can reach a crescendo, what I call a switch flicking moment, when something tips the balance and you decide you just can’t do this anymore. Enough is enough and you want out. Unfortunately this is the case for many couples and why the divorce rate peaks in the new year. However if you are aware of this there are things you can do to help your relationship survive Christmas:
 

Don’t let problems fester. If there are any issues raise them with your partner and work together …

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[ 9 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

We live in a highly disposable culture where, if we don’t like something, we change it. In many cases we don’t think long and hard about it or even try to make it work out – we just swap it for something else, the latest mobile phone, pair of trainers or even dating on Tinder. The days of ‘marriage is for life’ are long gone and we are no longer a generation of “until death do us part” believers. With the divorce rates in the UK at 42% and in …

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[ 20 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

Christmas and other holidays are proving increasingly challenging for stepfamilies, says Dr Lisa Doodson, Regent’s University London psychology expert.
Focusing on how to provide the most positive experience for stepchildren and improve relationships between new family groups, Lisa explains:
“Most parents struggle to balance work with their children’s school holidays, but for stepfamilies this can raise additional issues.
“As a psychologist dealing primarily with stepfamilies, I find my weekly ‘postbag’ is full of requests for help in this area. Most stepfamilies have a regular routine, where they know which days of the week …

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[ 20 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]

 In this guest article, Emma Heptonstall, The Divorce Alchemist, shares some of the tips she has learnt working with divorcing parents:

Your children know more than you think they do

 Unless your children are very young, they will know that there is tension in your relationship. They might even know that you are thinking of getting divorced. If they are older, they might secretly hope that you do.
Is this because they don’t love you?
No.
It’s because they do.
Children are very sensitive to how it ‘feels’ in their home. For children, their home …

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[ 6 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: The Stepmum Coach
Your Name and Age: Chloe Tasch, 37 years.
Tell us about your family: My fiancé and I live in Hurley, Berkshire, with our combined gang of 5 kids, ranging from 9 years to 14 years.  We just got engaged and are all excited and looking forward to a wedding next year!
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Admin work in offices whilst training to be a Life Coach.  The transition is tough as it’s hard to …

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[ 1 Jan 2015 | One Comment ]

Are you a Divorced Dad wanting to find someone new but struggling to do so? Manj Weerasekera, aka The Fresh Start Guy, provides us with some Answers…
The end of any relationship can be sad; and when there are children involved it can be so much more difficult to deal with.
Suddenly you are juggling more balls in the air – a new home for yourself, working just as hard but your finances are becoming stretched and having to make time to find that special new person. This can all take its …

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[ 5 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]

There is a huge number of unmarried people in England and Wales who believe they are in a ‘common-law marriage’.
The top 5 most commonly encountered myths are ‘busted’ below:
1. I am in a common-law marriage for 20 years so I will be provided for.
There has been no such thing as a common law marriage since 1753.  It doesn’t matter how long you have lived together, if you are unmarried, you cannot bring the same claims married couples can bring against one another.
2. I am the childcarer, dependent on him …

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[ 27 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments ]

Some people, getting wind of a divorce long before proceedings are set in motion, decide to take pre-emptive action and hide their money, according to Marilyn Stowe, resident legal expert on This Morning and author of Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice From a Top Divorce Lawyer. The wealthy do this by shipping it offshore into untraceable bank accounts, owned via a warren of trusts and companies. The less well-off may do it by depositing funds into the bank accounts of relatives.
It is not too difficult for anybody who has a …