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Divorce – sorry seems to be the hardest word

January 28, 2010 0 comments

Some female clients point to the lack of remorse shown by a cheating spouse. “He denied it for months on end”, “he told me I was imagining things and that I’m mad” and “he won’t even say sorry!” are just some of the comments that I have heard many times over. A new study, the…

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Divorce in Europe: primed for change?

January 25, 2010 0 comments

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On Friday I enjoyed the company of family lawyers from around Europe. We had gathered in Paris for the opening of the law firm Cabinet CBBC (formerly the Cabinet Veronique Chauveau). With so many of us gathered in one place, the talk turned to family law – and how we are separated by our respective…

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Divorce and children: how “conciliation hearings” can heal disagreements – by guest blogger Stephen Hopwood

January 22, 2010 1 comment

Conciliation hearings

Divorce cases that involve disagreements about children are often described as “difficult”. Emotions run high; at a local level the judiciary may have to fall upon its own judgement when asked to choose one suitable option above others. Bitterness, heartache and large legal bills can result. Is there another way? I think so. The majority…

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WWGJD? What Would Grace Jones Do?

January 13, 2010 0 comments

It is frequently the case that the tearful woman who comes to see me for her first appointment has lost her strength and self-confidence. As her case progresses, however, the client undergoes a transformation. She begins to reassert herself and resumes control of her future. Years later, I can bump into the same client and barely recognise the…

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