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Cutting balls to shape and divorce

Cutting balls to shape and divorce seems the way forward to Cheshire divorce solicitors Stonehewer Moss as the art of topiary requires patience and vision. If getting a divorce and the world seems out of control, clipping box into balls may be therapeutic. Topiary is about control of a living thing and sadly marriage seems to many to come to resemble that conflict between nature or freedom and control or structure. As ever the analogy is what you make of it. For the separated person yearning for structure , a bit of topiary may be exactly right. For the outdoor adventurer, freedom is the thing; perhaps his or her ex needs to start cutting  balls into shape.

Of course, topiary is not just about balls. A Peacock could be desired. In contrast to the artificial lines of topiary there is the complete contrast of reverting to a state of nature or, if you want it your way but smaller, bonsai. The latter is Chinese and Japanese in origin and reflects an affinity with the countryside in a limited living space. Downsizing is de rigueur in divorce, so again this horticultural skill could be just the diversion you need while you get used to the change. Theart of bonsai differs from topiary not only in scale but also object: the former seeks to imitate natural growth of an adult tree in miniature, while the latter seeks a fantastical shape unlike natural form.

When stressed by divorce and being unable to control so much, a little bit of calm with scissors and wire with your favourite tree could be priceless. If you appreciate beauty and calm there are impressive gardens in Cheshire to visit and inspire, such as the Japanese garden at Tatton or the Tudor gardens at Dunham Massey. A calm approach in divorce can help to achieve a solution to the legal issues you must resolve before you  risk an adverse court decision. For cutting but measured  advice negotiation and representation in divorce please call 01606 872200 or e mail visit


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