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Tips to protect life partnerships in the absence of Common Law Marriage

Matrimonial law has ongoing developments and changes. Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Of particular interest now is the draft bill that will recognise religious marriages and long-term partnerships as deserving of the same protections as formal unions. The new legislation seeks to recognise all unions under one Act. The expansion of the definition of ‘spouse’ means that…

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Couples Coaching

Marriage has developmental stages, but unfortunately, few people take this into consideration when the relationship shifts after the first few years. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Couples coaching is different from therapy or counselling in that we focus on the future of the relationship rather than childhood hurts and traumas. In couples coaching you will identify what is…

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Interview Marriage Podcast

Protection of Life partnerships – New One Marriage Bill

In this podcast, Manndi Schuld talks to Advocate Julia Anderssen Photo by Caleb Ekeroth on Unsplash Advocate Julia Anderssen specialises in matrimonial law with a particular interest in children’s law. She has been involved in this field since 1996 and although it is often the big, acrimonious cases that she has to deal with, she…

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Divorce Financial Marriage

Division of estates in divorce

It is imperative that both spouses know the full extent of their assets and liabilities. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels So often, the non-breadwinner has no idea of the true financial situation, leaving that side of the marriage to the spouse to deal with. But it is important to know about each other’s finances: what you each earn,…

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Financial Marriage

Marriage by design – The Prenuptial agreement

My advice to people before marriage is to take the prenuptial agreement seriously. Photo by Daniel J. Schwarz on Unsplash Don’t wait till the last minute before running to get the standard contract. Think about the contract as a document that is prepared during the happy days for if and when the bad days come.…

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What to look for in a divorce attorney

The right divorce lawyer for you depends on what you need, and also on the personality and history of the marriage.  Photo by Damian Siodłak on Unsplash Sometimes you need a strong litigator, who can enforce boundaries. But if, as a couple, you have done the emotional work on fear, anger and resentment upfront, the…

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Why is the choice between ego and soul important on the journey of divorce?

When you go through divorce you will experience a dark night of the soul. Intense emotions such as grief, anger, doubt and guilt may overwhelm you. Photo by Erika Fletcher on Unsplash You have a choice to make: whether to respond to all that is happening from a place of ego, or whether to find…

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To Stay Married, Embrace Change

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The Power of Words

I believe in the power of the spoken word. It is as creative as our thoughts. I am privileged to have married into a family with a history of long marriages. My parents-in-law were married for 63 years when my father in law passed away. I made an effort to watch and listen to them.…