Divorce Advice

Lessons I Have Learned Post Divorce

Sarah Hall | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hall

I fought for ages about seeking professional help. My defense was "I'm fine!". On reflection, the early days of the split were when I needed help the most, over 4 years on I believe that this lack of professional help in the early stages has impacted on how I deal with my emotions now. Go get help and don't be embarrassed about it!

Divorce: The Worst Advice

Sarah Hall | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hall

When you first split up with your partner I am sure (as I know from experience) that advice will flow in from a variety of angles - especially family and friends. They mean well, but not all advice should be taken as gospel

10 Tips For Surviving Divorce

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Atkinson

Usually the decree absolute marks the end of my work with my divorce clients, however, recently I have been getting back in touch with some of them to find out how they are getting on now. With them all I have found they are in a much better place in their lives

Welcome To Divorce Month! How To Save Your Cash If You Are Heading For A Break-Up

Sarah Willingham | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Photo: www.fotolia.com Whilst thankfully many of us have had harmonious and relaxing Christmas breaks, sadly the same can't be said for some couples ...

D:Day - A Survival Guide To Thinking About Divorce

Mary Marvel | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary Marvel

The first day that legal offices are open after Christmas is known as D-Day, when family solicitors are inundated with enquiries about divorce. While ...

Worried About Christmas Presence? A Survival Guide For Separated Or Divorced Parents Over The Festive Period

Mary Marvel | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Mary Marvel

I hear from a lot of parents struggling over how to agree arrangements for their children with their ex. It is, at the best of times, an enormous strain on most people. It is the nature of our love for our children that we usually miss them when they are not with us.

A Few Thoughts About Divorce And Children: A Picture Speaks Louder Than Words

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mary Banham-Hall

Parents have to find a way to discuss these and other parentings issues and protect their children from acrimony and avoidable hurt and loss. Mediation creates a safe and neutral place for these conversations to take place. Furthermore, the mediator is highly trained and experienced in facilitating their much needed conversations and can help with formulating new boundaries and ways of communicating and planning that work.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Divorce

Adele McCormack | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele McCormack

I spend quite a significant amount of time with clients assuring them that they have more control of the outcome of the Divorce than they originally perceive. Many people come prepared for a fight and with that mind-set is exactly what they will get...

The Divorce Advice Your Children Would Give You if Only They Could

Sandra Russell | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sandra Russell

Children love to feel secure because it makes them feel happy. We're all happy when we feel safe and secure, and we all feel the opposite when thrust into a changing, unsure situation - though as adults we should be adjusted enough to deal with uncertainty better than our kids.

Blame and Divorce

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

On the grieving cycle following death, loss or divorce, after the first shock and denial, people become angry and blaming, they may get depressed as they gradually detach from the other person and old life. Only then are they ready to move to dialogue and bargaining to sort everything out. Finally they will reach acceptance of the new life and be able to move on.

Lessons Learnt From Divorce

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

9th April 2012 was the day my parents decided to separate. The date of their separation will always stay with me as my life rapidly changed after. Decisions such as 'What shall we have for dinner tonight?' suddenly changed to decisions concerning whether me and my sisters will still be able to live together...

It May Come as a Big Surprise to Discover That You Are a Better Parent Post-Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Single parenting brings a flexibility which allows going to the cinema on the spur of the moment or indulging in an impromptu picnic. I do not have to check with the other parent or plan events far in advance.

September Is Boom Time for Divorce

Sara Davison | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Families with kids will have their term time routine thrown into chaos as the children are off school for 6-8 weeks at a time. Partners often have different expectations of holiday time. I often hear that mum's need a break from the children and Dad's need a break from work. So arguments arise when nobody wants to do the mundane housework or entertain the kids all day long.

Heal Your Broken Heart

Sara Davison | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It's important not to "stuff down" negative emotions and to face then head on. The more we face our fears the faster they will dissipate and the quicker we can be free from them. It's not always easy to do but there is a lot of help available these days to help us through these times.

Ex-wife Wins Right to Claim Against Her Wealthy Ex-Husband 23 Years Later

Sara Davison | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Is it fair? Well yes if they did not finalise their financial arrangements at the time of the divorce they have left themselves open to future debate. It is a clear warning to those getting divorced now and in the future to firmly bolt the financial gate behind them.

The Breakup Survival Guide (That Doesn't Include Positive Thinking)

Karen Young | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Being with friends and family feeds the primal human need for connection and boosts oxytocin (the happy hormone). Before they leave they'll stack the dishwasher and tell you about the salsa dancing classes they've organised for both of you. Don't argue. Just go.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

Six Tips for a Simple Divorce

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

Whatever the trigger for a couple taking such a step, divorce is never an easy or pleasant experience. But there are approaches which can make it more straightforward and somewhat less personally taxing, particularly if there are children involved.

Is Rebuilding Self-Esteem Post-Divorce, Just a Charade?

Suzy Miller | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

You know those big property developments where the site is surrounded by hoardings - great walls preventing you from seeing within - and they paint a vision of what the construction will look like when it's finished onto the walls, whilst they slowly and noisily create the buildings within?

How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You would imagine that with two successful daughters like Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Knowles would be one of the most self-assured women on the planet...

Divorce, Perception and Reality

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

When Princess Diana was going through her divorce and her settlement was made public (I believe it was in the millions of pounds) there was a radio discussion going on and people where calling into lamenting that the settlement was too much and saying that she needs to get a grip on reality.

How Do You Know When You Are Headed for Divorce - What Are the Signs?

Sara Davison | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

There are all warning signs that you need to STOP and FOCUS on your marriage. It will not fix itself. You need to take time out if you want to avoid things getting worse. If you leave them too long then you will head towards what I call the "switch flicking moment". This is the point of no return when something just changes and you no longer feel that attraction to your partner.

Loving Yourself and Believing in Love Again - Sophrology for Divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Sophrology can help you explore your own consciousness and unlock your inner potential, supporting you through key moments in your life, no matter how challenging.

Facing a Christmas Divorce? Collaborate, Don't Aggravate

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

There's no way to broach the subject of divorce at this time of year without feeling it somehow goes against the spirit of the season, but for a large number of families it's something which has to be faced very quickly after the last mulled wine has been drunk.

Court Is Not the Only Option for Separating Couples - Greater Awareness of Dispute Resolution Is Urgently Needed

Lord Falconer | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Lord Falconer

We could all do with being a little better prepared for what options are open to us in the event that we face this prospect ourselves, but understandably, people don't enquire about divorce during a happy marriage. It's a responsibility that lies with all of us.