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Grief and conflict in divorce

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When a significant relationship or marriage ends, there is almost always loss and grief. This is true not just for people to whom the separation comes as a shock, but also for those who instigate the end, and for those for whom it is a truly mutual decision reached after a great deal of thought and consideration. Even for those whose relationship may have been objectively abusive or dysfunctional, and for whom the end of the relationship may come as a relief, there is a void afterwards: a lack of something that was there before, a loss of what you…

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Expected in a Marriage

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This week, unusually, there have been plenty of family law stories making the headlines. The Court of Appeal yesterday reluctantly turned down the appeal of a couple who want the law to recognize civil partnerships for opposite-gender couples, Today the Supreme Court has looked at the legality of the financial barriers imposed by the last government on people wishing to bring in overseas-born spouses to the UK. However, we’re going to concentrate on a story that caught the attention of the media for a couple of days: the news that a woman is appealing against a court judgment that refused to…

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Footballers’ Wives (briefly)

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Christmas is over, it’s January, and it’s grey and cold out there. So you can imagine that when a case came through this week that gives us a bit of a glimpse into the glamorous world of the Premier League footballer, we thought you might like to hear about it. In social terms, it’s a story of boy-meets-girl, a whirlwind romance and marriage followed swiftly by a baby, that isn’t so unusual. In legal terms, it’s interesting as an example of how the courts treat a very short marriage where a child has been born, the standard of living was…

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Good Divorce Week

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At CFLP, we are all proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues surrounding family breakdown in a constructive way. As Resolution members, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, to support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first, and to act with honesty, integrity and objectivity. We all are, or have been, involved with Resolution at local and national level: currently, our Adam Moghadas is Chair of the local Cambridge and West Suffolk group, our Tricia Ashton is…

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