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  • Divorce tips from the experts

    01 Jun 12:37

    Ensure your divorce or separation is as fast and fair as possible without breaking the bank by reading the following tips from amicable’s divorce experts. 1. Know the basics ... (continued)

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  • Separating a partner - married or not

    04 Nov 16:54

    When a married or civil partnered couple ends their relationship, they need to go through a formal process of divorce or dissolution. Couples who are not married or civil partnered can ... (continued)

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  • Helping children adjust to life in a stepfamily

    27 Oct 14:33

    With higher rates of divorce and separation, stepfamilies are one of the fastest growing forms of family, now making up more than 10 percent of all families in the UK. After separati... (continued)

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  • Real story: New partners with children

    21 Oct 15:53

    Embarking on a relationship when one or both of you already has children creates a whole new set of challenges. Lucy, 36, is a local government manager. She is living with a new part... (continued)

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  • Co-parenting after splitting up: breaking down communication barriers

    18 Oct 17:03

    Most parents would agree they want the best for their child and will do whatever they can to make sure it happens. But it’s not always easy working out how to parent together afte... (continued)

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  • Protecting children from the effects of separation

    10 Oct 15:54

    When parents break up, there are a number of short and long term effects on children. Knowing these effects can help you protect against them and give your children the best chance in l... (continued)

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  • Parental responsibility for unmarried couples

    05 Oct 11:25

    Parental responsibility is a legal term that means you have the right to be involved in important decisions like your child’s living arrangements, education, religion and medical ... (continued)

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  • Planning a happy stepfamily

    26 Aug 11:43

    Meeting someone new can be really exciting but, when you both have children, it’s important to plan things properly. When two families merge and become a stepfamily, they bring to... (continued)

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  • Changing a child’s name after divorce

    11 Aug 15:05

    When a relationship ends, you’ll want to do everything you can to create a stable environment for your children. Usually, following a divorce, children keep their original surname... (continued)

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  • Top ten reasons divorce petitions are rejected

    21 Jun 17:15

    The family law organisation Resolution has shared a list of the top reasons divorce petitions are rejected by divorce centres. Getting divorced is complicated enough with emotions fl... (continued)

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  • The Leaver and the Left

    20 Oct 14:52

    When the decision is finally reached that you are to separate, it is not unusual for couples to be in very different places emotionally and psychologically. Although people go through s... (continued)

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  • Important legal changes proposed within Children and Families Bill - how these may affect separating parents and their children.

    20 Feb 14:20

    The Children and Families Bill will have its second reading in Parliament on 25th February – the bill contains proposals to change the law in several areas, including parenta... (continued)

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  • Is Shared Care for You?

    21 Oct 16:47

    Dads are more ‘hands on’ than ever before but the fact remains that in the UK, children are mostly cared for by mums. Most people’s work commitments are the big barrie... (continued)

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  • Tips for Helping you Communicate with your Ex

    20 Oct 15:48

    One of the biggest challenges for separated parents is putting your feelings about your ex to one side. It's hard because it can take a long time to deal with the emotional adjus... (continued)

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  • Coping With Your Child's Reactions

    20 Oct 15:45

    Children react to separation and divorce in lots of different ways: They may feel partly responsible They may feel stuck in the middle and powerless to do anything They may be... (continued)

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  • Parent Communication for Separating Parents

    20 Oct 15:04

    When Parents First Separate Couples separate in all sorts of different ways; there’s the long talked about and planned separation at one extreme and the out of the blue suddenl... (continued)

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  • New Partners - Different Perspectives

    21 Oct 17:23

    It is natural for people to look for and form new relationships after divorce or separation.  For some this might have started prior to the separation whereas for others it can be ... (continued)

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  • Meeting new partners

    20 Oct 15:26

    After separating, in time you will both move on and will be meeting new partners. For some older children, they are glad to see you happy and getting on with your life - they may feel t... (continued)

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  • Dealing with Anger during a Separation or Divorce - Parent Connection

    21 Oct 16:21

    Anger is a natural and normal response to loss and everybody going through a relationship breakdown will experience it. Although anger is a necessary and healthy response to separation ... (continued)

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  • What to Keep in Mind When Separating

    20 Oct 14:38

    Common issues, crucial things to keep in mind when separating On a scale of stressful life events, divorce/separation is ranked second after the death of a spouse/partner. True a... (continued)

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Most Commented

  • What happens if a former partner breaches contact order arrangements

    26 Nov 16:18

    On the Parent Connection forum we regularly receive posts from users asking what they should do when their former partner breaches contact arrangement rules. In some cases, users hav... (continued)

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  • Separation troubles? Talk it out in the listening room

    06 Feb 14:59

    Whether we’re going through a separation, or we’ve separated for a while, many of us feel like we need someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, or a space where we can just... (continued)

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  • Sharing Mum and Dad – issues surrounding Shared Parenting

    31 Jan 16:25

    The Parent Connection team has been following and contributing to the current debate on Shared Parenting over the last year. So we were interested when a recent Dispatches programme cal... (continued)

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  • Handovers are Hard

    20 Oct 16:28

    If you are feeling awkward or upset at the prospect of facing your ex, then handovers can be very difficult. You may have to use all your powers of self control to stay calm. Some... (continued)

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  • Meeting new partners

    20 Oct 15:26

    After separating, in time you will both move on and will be meeting new partners. For some older children, they are glad to see you happy and getting on with your life - they may feel t... (continued)

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  • Family Courts – What they Expect from Parents

    21 Oct 11:40

    What Family Courts expect Before thinking of applying for a court order it is worth remembering that judges will expect you to have made an effort to agree. You are seen as having jo... (continued)

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  • Arranging effective child maintenance

    26 Oct 12:08

    *NOTE* From 2014 the CSA will begin to end child maintenance arrangements on its 1993 and 2003 schemes. Read more about the changes to child maintenance * Arranging effective child m... (continued)

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  • Dealing with Anger during a Separation or Divorce - Parent Connection

    21 Oct 16:21

    Anger is a natural and normal response to loss and everybody going through a relationship breakdown will experience it. Although anger is a necessary and healthy response to separation ... (continued)

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  • Helping your child deal with loyalty issues

    21 Oct 16:59

    Loyalty issues for children after separation Loyalty conflicts for children arise when closeness to one parent means being disloyal to the other.  Children love both parents and... (continued)

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  • Taking children on holiday abroad after separation

    11 Aug 16:25

    On theParentConnection Forum, we often receive posts from users asking about summer holidays and taking children abroad after a divorce has been settled. We asked Adele Wilkinson, m... (continued)

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