Debrett's Guide to Civilised Separation

  • Debrett's Guide to Civilised Separation
  • Debrett's Guide to Civilised Separation

Debrett's Guide to Civilised Separation

Relationship breakdowns are an all too sad feature of modern life - one in three marriages between 1995 and 2010 having ended in divorce. However, the impact spreads far beyond the couple involved, with damage and hurt being wreaked on immediate family and all manner of friendships.

At Debrett's we felt that, while there are many guides to the legal process of divorce, there is a paucity of advice when it comes to handling the personal issues associated with a major life trauma. We believe that courteous and considerate behaviour can actually help to reduce unnecessary animosity and distress.

Debrett's, the leading authority on behaviour, and Mishcon de Reya, leaders in the field of family law, have worked together to produce the first definitive guide that covers both the legal process and behavioural aspects of separation and divorce.


The Legal Process: From advice on getting the most from your lawyer to a clear explanation of Child issues, Money Matters and Court Proceedings

After the Event: Everything you need to know about spreading the news, telling the children and cooperating with your ex-partner to dealing with the extended family and wider social circle.

New Beginnings: From symbolic gestures, such as name changes, to dating after a divorce, new relationships and re-marriages

The Facts: A clear guide to the Process of Divorce, answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of legal terms

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