Will be eligible for a legal separation in a few weeks, I feel I need to get this because it's the only way we can actually move on.There are no children involved but there is property.In that case it is quite clear that the parties did live separate and apart to qualify.In some parts of Ireland if the court deals with separation only they would ask that the couple would be living separate and apart from one year prior to the court application.With Separation you’re still in Law married to each other but the deed of Separation regulates the relationship between the two of you while you are living separate and apart.
Like many other couples, we haven't been able to afford to move out of our home yet but both of us work away a lot so it hasn't been too tough.
My mother’s drinking and related behaviour was getting worse. He knew how bad she was getting, but he travelled a lot and didn’t have to deal with what we did on a daily basis: fearing for our lives as she forced us to get into the car and drove under the influence to and from sports practice; my brother walking from pub to pub to see if she was there when we could not find her. But one Saturday morning in autumn 2006, I couldn’t contain my anger towards him. But if there is a message for parents it is this: Don’t defer or shun your responsibility towards your children.
On the morning of my Junior Cert, she had been drinking through the night and could hardly string a sentence together. I told my father to divorce my mother and demanded he protect us. If you have a toxic relationship that is overflowing into your children’s space, get out as quickly as possible for your children’s sake.
I have seen selfish desires (for revenge, money or the family home) blind masses of parents to what is right.
From personal experience, I have found two parents to be a burden, yet having one good loving parent is more than enough to enable a child to grow up, if not entirely happily, certainly relatively normally.