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    • Director, Head of Family Law Team
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10 great advice tips for divorcing parents

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Following on from the previous blog about not letting divorce destroy your kids, here is part 2 of the list of great tips for sound guidelines for parents to follow. If you are a parent going through a divorce do look through these tips as one or two of...

Divorce doesn't have to destroy your kids

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These are sound guidelines with valuable suggestions to safeguard your children from the negative consequences of divorce. I am a trained Family Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer and can help provide you with help and advice to manage your separation and...

Landmark Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

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On 13 June 2019, the government introduced the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. This Bill reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce, dissolution and judicial separation set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Civil...

Divorcing when kids are young brings special challenges

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This is an interesting and thought provoking article by author Dr. Michelle Gollan (a USC graduate and a licensed Clinical Psychologist). Ending a relationship when there are children involved has many challenges and more so when they are younger children. ...

What happens if your ex doesn't see things your way?

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There is no hiding from it, divorce affects your children. By working together and co-parenting properly, you can mitigate negative effects of separation and divorce and provide your child(ren) with a positive environment for them to grow up in and develop. ...

Co-parenting: For your children's sake

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Chris Myles, Head of Family Law and Family Mediator at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors shares this excellent advice from coach Sharon Shenker from a recent practical parenting tips publication. If you are separated or divorced and would like advice on...

An explanation about the expected divorce changes

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Divorce and dissolution of civil partnership - explanation about the expected divorce changes On 9 April 2019, the government published its response to the consultation paper, Reducing family conflict: reform of the legal requirements for divorce. The...

Civil Partnerships Bill moves to report stage

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The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration, etc) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 26th March and will come into effect on 26th May this year. Section 2 of the Act, requires the Secretary of State to ensure that regulations to amend...

What is Family Mediation and does it work?

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Mediation in itself is not a new concept although initial participation in Mediation was perhaps a little slow to take off. In more recent years Lawyers have increasingly encouraged couples to attend Mediation to resolve their family disputes whether in...

Dealing with Divorce or Separation stress

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At Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors we can offer you family mediation and collaborative law as a way to help you deal with your separation or divorce in a non-conflict way, benefiting everyone involved. Find out more here ...

How Collaborative Lawyers can help you

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Move past anger with your ex-partner following a separation or divorce particularly in relation to children. I’m Chris Myles, Collaborative Family Lawyer and a Director of Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. I recently read an article by Kristin Little, a...

A smart parenting plan can be an asset after divorce

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This blog gives a great insight into how parenting plans are becoming more and more recognised as the way for both parents to coordinate their parenting, their lives and their relationship with their children after divorce - written by Rosalind Sedacca, a...

Divorcing parents - Don't bring your battles to Court

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This blog gives a great insight into taking a positive approach to divorce, especially when children are involved and is well written by Rosalind Sedacca, a Divorce & Parenting Coach. You’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful,...

Key ways to making cooperative co-parenting work

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Children of divorce do best when both of their parents continue to be actively involved in their lives. It's the ongoing connection that makes the positive difference for these children, minimising the fact that their parents no longer live together. ...

Children parenting their parents

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Insightful words below from Rosalind Sedacca, author of the new ebook ‘How Do I Tell the Kids ... about the Divorce?’ on children parenting their parents during a divorce. Contact a member of the Crombie Wilkinson Family law team for help and...

Four ways to parent after divorce

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Parenting after divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing. However, every day parents are coping with the challenges and raising happy, well-adjusted children. There are many factors that influence your effectiveness as a parent. Here are 4 major...

Positive steps to take when dealing with an ex partner

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These are four thought-provoking and positive steps post-divorce by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?). If you would like advice on your separation or divorce or would like to explore how family mediation could work for...

5 ways to keep connected with your kids after divorce

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This is a thought-provoking and positive article with practical advice by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?) on keeping connected with your children after a divorce. If you would like advice on your separation or divorce...

Dating after Divorce

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During the divorce process it is very hard for most to imagine ever finding love again, even though the previous marriage is over. Many solicitors and mediators talk about a ‘child-centred divorce’ which is how parties are expected to approach a...

Changes to Legal Aid

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Did you know that here at Crombie Wilkinson we offer legal aid for family matters. As some of you will already know, legal aid for private family matters was effectively removed unless you could prove that you were a victim of domestic abuse or there was...

Clean Break? Not if you have children....

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Many years ago when someone said ‘I do’ it was for life. If a couple’s relationship took a turn for the worse, couples would work on their relationship and not just run to their nearest solicitor. This of course left many people trapped in...

Thinking of separating? What should my first step be?

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When the Christmas cheer does not continue into the New Year! The festive period and January can be a difficult time of year for families. Couples who have already separated may have issues in relation to agreeing Christmas contact...

Why do marriages breakdown?

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New results of a Matrimonial Survey in 2017 have been issued by Grant Thornton who report that the top 3 reasons why marriages breakdown are; 1. Growing apart/falling out of love (25%) 2. Extra-marital affairs (21%) 3. Unreasonable or...

3 ways to stop bickering in your relationship

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Many couples bicker over all sorts of trivial things. Especially when they have become more disconnected, this is where ridiculous arguments, over pointless things can become big issues. For example, couples bicker about the "right" way to pack the...

Nine things you should never do in your divorce

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This is a very interesting and thought provoking article to read by Karen Covy, author of “When happily ever after ends: how to survive your divorce – emotionally, financially and legally”, especially this time of year when divorce rates...

Dads and Step-Dads: Keeping it all in Perspective

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This is a very interesting article by Rosalind Sedacca, to the point and good advice. If you need help and advice with children matters, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Family Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. By Rosalind...

Divorce and Parenting - For Some It's No Big Deal!

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This is a very interesting article by Rosalind Sedacca, to the point and good advice. If you need help and advice with children matters, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Family Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Divorce and...