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What is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is a payment made by either a husband or wife to their former partner when they divorce or dissolve [...]

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What is a Decree Absolute?

A ‘Decree Absolute’ is the final stage of a divorce, or dissolution (if you have a civil partnership). When you receiv[...]

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What is a child residence order?

Child residence orders are now referred to as ‘Child Arrangement Orders’ in England and Wales. The court operates a ‘no [...]

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Divorce Day – Fact or Fiction?

Each year in January several column inches are devoted to Divorce Day – the first working Monday in January, when there [...]

The Divorce Podcast

The Divorce Podcast

Introducing, the Divorce Podcast, hosted by amicable's Co-founder Kate Daly. The podcast aims to address divorce in the [...]

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Juggling the holidays after divorce - A child’s point of view

Here are some thoughts from a child of divorce, on how to help your kids juggle the holidays with their divorced parents[...]

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Co-Parenting over Christmas

Marcie Shaoul shares her expertise on navigating the festive season with your co-parent.[...]

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Ticking the 'financial box' on my divorce petition - what does it mean and should I tick yes or no?

This very common question creates a lot of confusion and panic, this blog aims to explain what it means and to help you [...]

Divorce without lawyers – what you need to know

Divorce without lawyers – what you need to know

Many people assume you need a lawyer to divorce - you don't. Here are the pros and cons of doing divorce without lawyers[...]

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Tenants in Common vs Joint Tenants – advice for cohabiting couples who are separating

This blog will help you if you're cohabiting with your partner, have property and are separating/separated. It will expl[...]

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The Top 3 Common Law Myths You Should Know About

If you’re co-habiting and things go sour, you should protect yourselves by being aware of these three common myths when [...]

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Marriage vs civil partnership - what’s the difference?

Looking for the key differences between marriage and entering into a civil partnership?’. We’ve listed some of the top o[...]

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5 Tips for an amicable divorce – In the beginning…

Whatever you do – don’t google Divorce. I’m serious – and don’t ask your divorced friends, colleagues or mum’s neighbour[...]

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Preparing to cooperate – 5 more tips for an amicable divorce

So the cat’s out of the bag… the separation is public. Friends, family & maybe children know what’s happening. Anger, hu[...]

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#childrenfirst – more tips for an amicable divorce

Most people say when asked, putting children first is fundamental to good parenting. But what happens if as separating p[...]



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