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Interview with Couples: Fight That Ended Their Marriage

It’s a rare divorce that doesn’t have some long-simmering anger and tension behind it. For most couples, arguments build up and soon enough, you’re one fight away from throwing up your hands and shouting, “I’ve had enough!” Recently, we asked divorced writers to share the one fight they consider the last straw in their marriages. …

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Keep your relationship on an even keel during the lockdown period!

Equal Exes CEO, Bridgette Jackson talks about “How to keep your relationship on an even keel during the lockdown period” and “Mediation and Divorce” on Magic Talk radio last Sunday. Listen in! Bridgette Jackson during the Radio Interview! — If you’d like to talk to me about any issues you face in divorce, please book a FREE …

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An expert’s tips on reconnecting with your partner

Valentine’s Day, a day which traditionally sees couples exchange gifts and flowers, and go out on dates just to remind each other how much they care.  But after unforeseen struggles throughout 2020 including lockdowns spent day and night with loved ones, you might not be so keen to celebrate. If you’re finding it hard to …

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All things about divorce – Radio Interview

Equal Exes CEO, Bridgette Jackson had the opportunity to chat in studio with Roman Travers, Radio Announcer on Magic Talk radio last Sunday. Listen in!   Bridgette Jackson during the Radio Interview! — If you’d like to talk to me about any issues you face in divorce, please book a FREE 15 minute call. https://equalexesonline.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4443ae2b489e5d82ba4952bb8&id=58d094ed5f&e=ad4b6275bf I would …

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Who gets the goldfish or the dog when separating?

When a relationship ends it’s often difficult for couples to decide who should keep the family pet.  We often have clients ask us if they can ‘share custody’.  Despite the love we have for our pets, under Relationship Property law pets aren’t treated the same way as children, they’re considered ‘family chattels’ and should be …

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Trusting your partner is not the same as being financially blind

Breaking up is hard to do, and it turns out a global pandemic makes it even harder. January is already known as “splitting season” in the lawyer world, because after the financial stress of Christmas, being cooped up with the family 24/7, trying and sometimes failing to have a good time, some of us simply decide …

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Clean break – the rise of divorce coaches

There’s a line in the multi-award-winning 2019 film Marriage Story where Alan Alda’s divorce lawyer says to his client, “Getting divorced with a kid is one of the hardest things to do. It’s like a death without a body.” Tell that to Kimberlee Sweeney and she’ll smile the smile of someone who’s probably said the same thing, …

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Filing for divorce spikes in the new year, but is there a better way to split?

Auckland entrepreneur Bridgette​ Jackson battled through a high-conflict divorce that cost $500,000 and five years to negotiate – the experience was so traumatic it prompted her to start a new business in divorce coaching. Jackson, a qualified lawyer with a post-graduate qualification in dispute resolution, founded Equal Exes and wants to turn the story of divorce into “the business of divorce”. SUPPLIED …

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Get a Grip On Parenting In These Challenging Times

  When: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 2:00pm–3:00pm Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual Restrictions: All Ages Registration Types: Registration : Free ($0.00) Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale Website: Equal Exes Listed by: bridgette3tn Bridgette Jackson is the Founder and CEO of Equal Exes and Equal Exes Online. She is an experienced entrepreneur, with many years …

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Best approach to deal with a high conflict partner/ex spouse?

When dealing with high conflict partner/ex people and situations, we might engage in aggressive, passive or assertive approaches. The latter is the most effective though it’s easy to be Aggressive if you’re being attacked by someone who might not be thinking rationally or Passive if your ex is controlling. The following describes each approach and gives tips …

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Memberships are here

I’ve got a big announcement to make about our online Membership I hope you are doing well in lockdown. I’ve got a big announcement to make about my new online membership programme. This lockdown has been such a blessing in disguise.  I know it shocked me when it first started but to be honest, the …

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Thinking of separating? Don’t rush

Thinking of Separating or Divorce? Mum’s the Word!   Expert lawyer, Kalev Crossland has these tips for anyone who is thinking of ending their relationship and separating or divorcing. This article is directed to spouses/partners who are seriously considering ending a relationship but are uncertain what lies ahead in terms of relationship property division.  Particularly …

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How to positively & effectively co-parent during difficult times

I wanted to share these 2 informative articles with you at this difficult time, sourced from the UK as they have been dealing with the virus scenario longer than us Kiwis. Firstly an article about the legal situation in New Zealand as it relates to children in shared parenting situations during lockdown. And secondly some …

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Help me! I’m in self isolation with someone I don’t like…..

You find yourself stuck at home contemplating some serious alone time with someone you have been thinking about leaving… …so what do you do to survive especially if your children are at home too? Make sure you create a space somewhere where you can retire to if things get bad – “Your Happy Place”. Be …

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The law about dividing your things with your ex

Relationships end, for many reasons and when they do, the parties to the relationship are left with the difficult task of resolving the division of their property. In New Zealand we have legislation black letter law, that deals with the division of relationship property, that legislation is called the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. The act …

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How to choose a lawyer who won’t fuel your divorce/separation

Why do people need a lawyer when they go through divorce/separation? If your scenario has any complicated issues such as custody, abuse or there is a question mark over your relationship property pool a lawyer can be a valuable resource. Engaging an appropriate lawyer can also reduce your stress levels as it will allow you …

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How to communicate with your toxic ex in high-conflict situations

You know the scene – two people who are unable to hold a civil conversation because every exchange is emotionally charged.  Nothing beneficial or positive comes from a situation like this and so in order to move forward one person has to take control of the communication.  This article will teach you a method of …

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Understanding the impact separation and divorce has on your teens

Leaving a relationship when you have children can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. Although we realise we might be in unhealthy relationships, we often stay longer than we should particularly when children are involved. We might think we’re doing the best by them if we stay but in fact, we expose …

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10 Questions To Ask Before Deciding to Separate or Divorce

Below are questions you should ask yourself before you make a firm choice to separate or get divorced.  Ask yourself these ten questions first. These questions have the biggest impact when you tell the truth to yourself. When you ask yourself each question, focus on your internal state: If you don’t alter this, then wherever …

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