Splitting up is never easy. The emotional upheaval - especially when children are involved - the legal complexities and the financial implications make even the most amicable parting a demanding business. This indispensable guide considers, in clear, easy-to-follow language, what happens when couples divorce, how the situation differs for unmarried couples, and considers civil partnerships and the process of how these are dissolved.
Divorce & Splitting Up is fully updated for 2010 with changes to the CSA. It also discusses ways of minimising unnecessary conflict and costs, explains how to choose a solicitor and when to go to court, and it examines the needs of children, advising on maintenance settlements, parental responsibility and legal rights. It also covers law and procedures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.