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55 HOME STUFF
23 WHITE STUFF
56 SHOWER POWER 60 LIVING THE DREAM How to find the right building designer for you 62 SUMMER AT SNAPE 64 COCKTAIL HOUR
26 NEW TALENT
28 THE BLOG 30 SUITCASE
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21 SUMMER BLACKS
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41 LOVELY STUFF
ESSENTIALS 32 ACCESSORIES 36 SCHOOL’S OUT
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44 TRIED & TESTED
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rented out his own. When we got married, we wanted to buy a place together that was ‘ours’. We took the decision to sell my house and use the proceeds as a deposit for our joint marital home. Matthew already had a settled tenant and so we left his property well alone – keeping it in his sole name. Upon discovering Matthew’s infidelity, I couldn’t believe I had been so naïve to have willingly tied up everything I’d ever worked towards in joint names.
N MY MIND, by Matthew doing this, he had crossed a line from which we could never return. There was no consideration of any kind of reconciliation from either of us. It was time to file for divorce. Being a situation I’d not experienced before, I was unsure of what to do. Fortunately, for me, at least, a close friend had not long been through a divorce herself. Barker Gotelee dealt with matters on her behalf and she said they made, what was clearly, an extremely emotional and upsetting time, as bearable as possible. I gave them a call and was really surprised to have been put through to one of the solicitors, Nicola Furmston, straight away. She was so kind and understanding and immediately made me feel comfortable with using them. Shortly after this, I met with Nicola and we went through everything in detail. I explained the situation with the houses and how worried I was. Nicola told me that in the case of short marriages, the courts would usually aim to return both parties to the same position they were in when they August/September 2013 Vanilla
first entered in to the relationship. She also made it clear that, whilst I obviously felt that he was the guilty party and the reason behind the divorce, this would not alter the way in which the assets would be divided. Nicola assured me, however, that she would, of course, work hard to ensure I was given a fair settlement and this would include taking Matthew’s house into consideration.
FTER SEVERAL WEEKS of discussions, working closely with Matthew’s solicitor whilst the divorce proceedings were going through, Nicola and her colleague, Amanda, proposed a settlement that Matthew and his solicitor, thankfully, agreed to. I was so relieved that we weren’t going to have to battle things out in a courtroom. Whilst I was clearly still immensely upset about what he’d done, I certainly didn’t want
to make what was already an unpleasant situation any worse. The agreed settlement meant that our house had to be sold, but it also meant that I could leave with my share of what I’d contributed towards it, therefore, allowing me to buy another smaller property. My biggest fear had been that he would walk away with his own house, plus half of the equity in our joint home. Thanks to Nicola and Amanda, this wasn’t the case. A year on, I’m now settled in my own little cottage and building a new life for myself. I’m hugely relieved to know that Matthew and I were able to make a clean break and thankful that I came out of the marriage no worse off, financially, than when I went into it. I will remain ever grateful to Nicola and Amanda for their support throughout such a difficult time and for the fair outcome that was achieved. Q
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Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Now in its 8th year, the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is consistently rated as one of the UK's best food festivals, showcasing over 80 of Suffolk's best producers. The main festival takes place on 28-29 September at Snape Maltings and features a packed schedule of workshops and demonstrations from renowned local chefs. Sat 28 10am-5pm Sun 29 10am-4pm Tickets: £8/day; £14/w/ end; free Under 12s To book visit www.aldeburghfood anddrinkfestival.co.uk
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Town Hall Galleries 27 JULY – 31 AUGUST
Things for the Garden
Throughout the summer, Town Hall Galleries in Ipswich Market Square are showcasing a selection of beautiful garden ornaments made especially for the exhibition by Suffolk Craft Society members. Come and find inspiring gifts for gardeners or something unique and beautifully made in Suffolk for your own outside space.
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FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
Live 80s music
Don’t miss a fantastic night of live 80s music with the amazing Wild Boys, who are widely regarded as the best Live 80s function band in the UK today, covering all the great artists from the best decade in music. The 80s Fancy dress is optional and there will be a prize for the best dressed! Optional BBQ available at the cost of £5pp, which must be pre-booked. Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa £20
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