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Publication Date: 23 Sep 2010
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Author: Mary Welstead
ISBN-13: 9781847090928, 9781847091840

Divorce and Separation

A Legal Guide For All Couples
By Mary Welstead
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Summary
Relationship breakdown is common and can be extremely harrowing, especially when there are children involved. If you're experiencing problems in your relationship, read this book before you make any decision that you might later regret. Divorce and Separation explains the legal processes involved in ending a relationship in England and Wales, whether you are married or a civil partner. Topics include:

- what to do if your relationship is in difficulties
- what to consider when the legal end is inevitable
- the legal options for divorce, dissolution and separation
- decrees and orders of nullity
- advice for same-sex couples
- property and financial matters
- your children's best interests
- how to manage the final hurdle: the legal process
- how to face the future

In this comprehensive and straightforward guide, experienced family lawyer Dr. Mary Welstead explains that there are many paths through the chaos of relationship breakdown. She draws together information on divorce, dissolution and separation for all couples, whether married or civil partners, and helps you to find a route that is right for you.
About the Author
Dr. Mary Welstead is Visiting Professor in Family Law at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Fellow at the Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School. She studied law at Cambridge University and has taught family law in a number of English universities over the past 24 years, as well as writing extensively on the topic for many different audiences. She is the joint author of a very readable textbook, Family Law (second edition, Oxford University Press, 2008); the third edition will be published in March 2011. Between 2003 and 2008, she helped to set up a new university in Sarajevo. Mary has three children and numerous grandchildren, and lives with her husband in Massachusetts and Oxfordshire. They have all helped to centre her attention on the importance and complications of family life.

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