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A Practical Guide To Divorce And Family Law

A Practical Guide To Divorce And Family Law

Your Roadmap To A Smooth Separation

In this guide you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the divorce process
  • How to choose a divorce solicitor
  • The differences between alternative dispute resolution and litigation (ie, settling outside of court vs disputing the matter in front of a judge)
  • The basics of the division of finances under UK law
  • What happens to children in divorce
  • Answers to the most common questions concerning divorce

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