The A to Z of Family Law – G, H & I

This week, we cover grandparents, the grieving cycle, infidelity and in-laws.



Never underestimate the profound effect that a divorce has on the grandparents. The ripple effect of the separation spreads far and wide.


It’s normal to grieve for the loss of your relationship. Look up ‘the grieving cycle’ on the internet – it’ll help you make sense of the emotional rollercoaster you’re on.


A client who feels guilty about the breakup of the relationship can often be taken advantage of in negotiations regarding financial settlements. They often concede much more than they should.


Yes, we agree with you. Once in a while won’t hurt!



Hard to believe right now, but you will be again. We promise!


We’re here to support you. Ask us about our panel of experts who can offer you additional help if you need it.


Yes we’re professionals, but please don’t lose sight of the fact that we’re human too.


We might do this to you if you’re upset. We apologise in advance but we just can’t help it!



When we act as mediators we’re completely impartial and can’t take sides. We’re not here to say who’s right and who’s wrong.


Lawyers often get accused of inflaming the situation and making things worse between the couple. We will never intentionally do this.


It can be difficult for a couple to overcome this once it’s happened and it often leads to a divorce on the grounds of adultery. Some couples can, with the help of counselling, overcome an infidelity and go on to have stronger relationships thereafter.


This can often be a difficult relationship at the best of times, but it’s an even trickier one to manage in the aftermath of a separation.

Next week, we look at the J, K & L of Family Law.

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