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The end of a long relationship is a painful and complicated thing. It doesn't matter if you are married, co-habiting, heterosexual or in a same sex relationship. The issues of family home, maintenance, parenting, assets and debts have to be dealt with in the middle of one of the most painful experiences of life.

This book is, if you like, a Separation Planner. Within these pages you will find help to understand the legal process, guidance in how to plan everything from maintenance to parenting schedules and a book that helps you to think about how to do all of these things in as constructive a way as possible for your family relationships.

It is how we handle the difficult times that define us as people. This book will help you find your way through.


The book is broken into 8 sections, these sections are designed so you can pick up the book and read any chapter independently of the rest of the book. Sometimes you are focused on a specific issue and need to work through it.

- A time of change, decision making and negotiation
- Budgets, assets, debts, pensions, wills and succession rights
Family Home
- Choices in relation to the family home
Your Children
- The voice of the child
- Drawing up a functional and lasting agreement
- Real-life stories of people who have experienced separation
Additional Information
- Useful links to websites that provide additional information on dealing with separation and divorce
A final word
- Looking to the future

You can buy the book by clicking the button below or at all good book stores.

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“Written in a style that is easily accessible, Fiona and Peter set out... the various paths that separating couples need to consider.... This book will prove a lifesaver for many separating couples.”

Delma Sweeney, programme director, Mediation and Conflict Intervention,
School of Business, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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