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The month of January often sees a surge in divorces, as couples re-evaluate their lives during the rollercoaster ride that is Christmas and New Year’s. The increased family interactions and financial pressures brought on by the holiday season often result in heightened emotions and the unearthing of underlying relationship issues.

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The prospect of being on school holidays, receiving gifts and spending extended time with loved ones mean most children anticipate Christmas with brimming excitement.  But for children whose parents have separated in the course of the year, the first Christmas after separation may also be a very difficult time.  Understanding

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In family law matters, identifying the asset pool is an essential early step in property negotiations.  This involves correctly ascertaining all the assets and liabilities of the parties, which can include loans made to or borrowed from family members. For example, if one spouse’s parents provided newlyweds with a sum

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What do Cinderella, Snow White and the twins in The Parent Trap all have in common?  An evil stepmother, of course! Cultural myths about evil stepmothers are much more common than cultural myths about evil stepfathers.  But stepfathers are also often portrayed negatively.  This can make it difficult for children

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What do Twiggy Forrest, Ariana Grande, and Justin Trudeau have in common? They have each graced our newsfeeds recently, joining a rapidly growing cohort of high-profile divorcees in a trend being aptly named, “the Great Separation.”  It has been suggested that this is largely due to the regular stresses of

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