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67 Questions about Divorce

67 Questions about Divorce

. “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your own mistakes, and wisdom, which is learned from the mistakes of others.” – John Maxwell . On Mandela day (18 July), I set out to answer 67 questions about divorce, as my goodwill contribution. It took several days of diligent […]

22nd July 2019 | By More
21 Fair Divorce Lessons

21 Fair Divorce Lessons

21 Fair Divorce Lessons (extracts from the book by divorce mentor, Sinta Ebersohn) 25 June was Global Fair Divorce day and in my book, 21 Fair Divorce Lessons (which will be published soon), I offer 21 significant elements that ensure a fair separation and divorce. Here are the first five: Choose the right process: Litigation […]

24th June 2019 | By More
Spousal Maintenance Does More Harm Than Good

Spousal Maintenance Does More Harm Than Good

The House of Lords in England recently passed a bill calling for a three year cap to be placed on spousal maintenance payments, heralding the end of a long tradition of awarding women endless support by their ex-spouses. About time! Why are ex-wives (especially housewives and stay-at-home mothers) so often still awarded such large sums […]

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Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

. . News24 HOT TOPICS today: “Morgan Deane talks divorce: Now the war begins for real” . Divorce is an extremely sensitive family matter, notorious for its devastating effects on spouses, their children, their extended families, friends, colleagues and even new partners. The destruction is more often than not caused by the acrimonious litigation extended […]

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Annual Value of Stay at Home Parents

Annual Value of Stay at Home Parents

How many times have you been asked: “What do you do all day?” If we quantify the monetary value of the contribution made by a stay-at-home parent, it often far outweighs the contribution that same parent could make by earning an average income. It could cost much more to pay someone else to fulfill all […]

3rd November 2015 | By More
Economic Abuse

Economic Abuse

Definition: When one intimate partner has control over the other partner’s access to economic resources, diminishing the victim’s capacity to support him/herself and forces him/her to depend on the perpetrator financially. Control of someone’s present or future earning potential. Economic abuse is often used as a controlling mechanism as part of a larger pattern of […]

25th March 2015 | By More