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Can you divorce during lockdown?

A toolkit for family breakdown in the lockdown The coronavirus crisis is redefining lifestyles and the boundaries of our interactions; a situation that can challenge even the strongest bonds.  For couples who are struggling in their relationship, or trying to manage co-parenting, anxiety levels are likely to be heightened if it seems there is nowhere…

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How to avoid a Christmas break-up

Talking and teamwork to tackle Christmas divorce  Divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level since the 1970s but Christmas break-up continues to spike after the festive season, and professionals are encouraging couples with rocky relationships to focus on talking to each other in the run up to the festive period.  Many attribute the stress…

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MIAM – what you need to know about family mediation

Family breakups are, without doubt, one of the most stressful and upsetting processes anyone can go through. This is particularly true if there are children involved, and/or the separation is not amicable. Divorce can be a long, drawn-out process that can also hit your finances hard, especially if every communication is done through a solicitor.…

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Grand Opening of our new Family Law Office

Our Family Law Department have been providing expert advice and representation to individuals and families seeking legal assistance in Eastbourne and the surrounding area for almost 30 years.  The new dedicated office space at 21 Lushington Road, with improved facilities for confidential meetings with clients, is just a few minutes’ walk away from our firm’s…

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When the end of summer spells divorce

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can sometimes spell divorce. Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and report a similar surge when summer holidays are over, and research* looking at the…