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‘Choice, clear intentions & thriving


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hen I decided to leave the matrimonial home and separate from my


ex-husband I didn’t know how things would workout but what I did know was how I was going to approach one aspect of it. I made a pact with myself that


throughout the divorce process I (we) would maintain civil and open communication in respect of and for the sake of our two children. I was told by some that this was not achievable as it was not the norm. It was a very challenging time as I had also discovered that I had


breast cancer and needed urgent surgery. But my ex-husband ig- nored my condition and was intent on making me suffer. There were also difficulties in


agreeing how we apportioned the children’s stay with each of us and non-payment of maintenance. But I stuck to my intention. Whenever we spoke on the telephone, at the door - I was calm, compassionate and civil but fully expressed my views. In a strange way the challenge


of illness gave me perspective on the divorce. Life became about survival - focusing on overcom-


D


ivorce LifeLine are proud to tell all readers that we are


Third Time Lucky dren left home.


helping a divorcee who, when she reached her settlement some 12 years ago, agreed to pay her ex husband 25% of the value of the house at the time of settlement. The money was payable when the chil-


52 Divorced parents | www.divorcedparents.co.uk Home My story How can I help? What are the benefits? Finding


When her last child left home she was horrified to discover that she had to pay 25% of the current value of the house! Divorce LifeLine are now preparing the claim which will be issued shortly to make sure that the Statute of Limitation dates are


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