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How do you move on from a painful split? Collaborate divorce

How do you move on from a painful split? Collaborate divorce and you may give your family the best chance to achieve a working future. Cheshire divorce specialists Stonehewer Moss solicitors have an accredited solicitor who can help you identify the best option to address the legal issues that need to be sorted out upon separation, including the option of collaborative law in which you meet your spouse in a neutral place such as a solicitors office and discuss what needs to be looked at with both of you supported by an appropriately trained, experienced collaborative family lawyer. A recent article in the Telegraph  gives some hope of getting to a better place through the tough times that must come when you separate. In this instance the celebrity couple, Zoe Ball and Norman Cook are offered as an example of getting it right, structuring their futures in a way that meets the needs of their children first to such an extent that they will be neighbours. This might not work for all but the horrors of the Pitt v Jolie divorce being played out in public show the other side of the coin and our humdrum lives do follow the same human paths as these archetypes, consciously or not. Michael Brennan, the accredited solicitor at Stonehewer Moss remarks, “There is a line in Shakespeare’s Henry V that reveals the universality of human desires in which the French Princess Katherine declines a kiss from Henry as not the done thing and he responds, “Oh Kate, customs curtsey to Kings, we are the makers of fashion”. Hope that is correct, the point being that society tends to follow the current fashions created by Kings or now as often, celebrities. Whether you choose to be Zoe or a Brad is played out for real by the futures of the children of your marriage or, if none, at least your reduced finances caused by the expense of a bitter break up. I found the remarks of the child psychologist in the article very sad but true in my experience. By the way, I should soften the blow now should you choose to consult me for your divorce, I look nothing like George Clooney and used to see the momentary look of disappointment in the eyes of my clients when introducing myself. Film star looks cost more than we charge. I find that the question How do you move on from a painful split? Collaborate divorce being one option, is often answered by the way that you approach the legal issues at the start of the process, and is often determined by your choice of solicitor.” 

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