Life After Divorce

The Perils Of Being Ownerless

Holly Bell | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I consider myself a feminist. I consider myself to live in a world where things are certainly not equal for women, but being white, married, middle class, heterosexual and reasonably solvent meant that I did not experience the injustice so many women do on a daily basis.

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Suzi Moore

The thing about opinions is, everyone has one. Even next doors cat had the opinion that he had the right to shit in my son's sandpit. I debated his op...

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about dating in your late thirties is, after a poorly needed rebound fling, my thoughts were in need of something else.

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about finding the right divorce lawyer is, that it can take some time and if you've never been to a solicitor before it's all a bit daunting...

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

It was on one of the horrible days of no writing that my best friend called me. She wanted to know how I was getting on. Three weeks ago I'd attempted a therapy session but the counsellor couldn't find the bloody room.

Single Dads Like Me Don't Have To Go It Alone

Nav Mirza | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents
Nav Mirza

So, as I write this, two years in to being a full-time dad, I am as determined as ever to provide the best upbringing for my child, and through Dads Unlimited to boost the chances for other children like him by support, care and understanding for this growing population of single dads.

The Five Golden Rules For Throwing A Divorce Party

Sara Davison | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

A divorce party is a great way to mark your new beginning. However, it's important to make sure that you have the right intentions behind it. If done in the right way it will be a positive and rewarding experience. If done in the wrong way, the downside is that it can increase bitterness, hurt and leave you feeling even worse about your break-up.

Politicians Must Start Focusing On A Different Divorce Bill

Jane Robey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Robey

With Brexit dominating the general election campaign, politicians of all colours need. to explain how they will tackle a divorce bill that's much closer to home: the £48 billion annual cost to the UK economy of family breakdown.

Divorce Can Cause Mental Health Issues

Sara Davison | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Divorce is often referred to as the second most traumatic life experience after death of a loved one. It can rock the strongest of people to the core and turn your whole life upside down. So, it is hardly surprising that it can lead to mental health issues if the negative emotions and sudden challenges you find yourself having to cope with are not dealt with properly.

Is It Possible To 'Consciously Uncouple' Across Borders?

Dianne Millen | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents
Dianne Millen

Just upping and leaving the country with your children without an agreement will more than likely land you in court and you could well be ordered by the judge to take them back. Even if you eventually win the battle, it's an expensive and upsetting experience (particularly for the children themselves) that most of us would rather avoid.

Still Waiting For Divorce Reform

Jane Robey | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Robey

Next month sees the annual pageant of the Palace of Westminster's State Opening of Parliament. Alongside the traditional regal razzamatazz comes the Queen's announcement of a list of the government's plans for new laws.

Government Family Policy Groundhog Day

Jane Robey | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Robey

Brexit is the divorce on everyone's lips. It seems to be the only thing on Ministers' and policy-makers' minds too. It's fair to say that almost all government decisions now and for some time to come will be influenced by the UK's split from the European Union.

Divorce Payments Increasing After Decades Apart - What You Need To Know

Liz Allen | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Allen

Divorce sounds pretty final doesn't it? But for some couples that is not the end of the story. There have been a few high profile divorce cases recently where the court has ruled that divorce payments must increase, despite the fact that the couples divorced many years earlier and their children are grown up.

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!

An Open Letter To A Parent Going Through A Break Up

Roxanne Louise | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Roxanne Louise

Your world has been flipped upside down.You feel completely out of control and the sadness and agony is probably like nothing you have ever experienced. What makes this situation more difficult is the fact that it's not just two people who have split, it's a family.

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

Is Christmas The Season To Break-Up?

Sara Davison | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Family law firms always see a sharp rise in clients in the New Year. In fact the first working Monday of the year is known as Divorce Day as they rece...

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.

Is Death Easier Than Divorce?

Alexandra Massey | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Last week a woman said something to me that stopped me in my tracks. It had occurred within the context of a conversation we were having about the death of my husband last year when she asked me how I was coping. I explained that I was getting back on my feet. It was then she said,

Divorce: Whose Problem Is It?

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

The enormity of divorce scares me to the core every time. Every time I meet someone who is lonely after divorce, or speaks about the effects of divorce or even see it on a soap opera, the challenges divorce presents shocks every time.

Don't Give Up on Love!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Don't ever give up on love. One thing I believe to be true is that, life is ALWAYS conspiring on our behalf, and I have absolutely no regrets in any of it, no matter how hard it got (and boy did it get hard!!). Keep the faith, keep looking ahead and allow your heart to soften, and your dreams to blossom. Don't let life toughen you too much, often when there is a heartbreak it can be a blessing in disguise to allow an even better match in to your life.

What Lies Behind TV's 'Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator'

Jane Robey | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Robey

Millions of TV viewers are currently seeing a glimpse of a hidden, private side of divorce, as BBC Two's 'Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator' lifts the lid on separated couples trying to sort future arrangements.

Mediation or Solicitors? Which Is the Best for a Fast, Cost-Effective Divorce?

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK
Mary Banham-Hall

If you are thinking about a divorce, your head will be full of worries about the future. Will you be able to afford two households? Who gets what? And how on earth do you "share the children"? The last thing you want is uncertainty about the divorce procedure. Do you instruct a solicitor or do you come to a mediator? Here is a brief overview of the best possible use of both since the two approaches complement each other.

Divorce With Dignity: Don't Throw Daggers

Adele McCormack | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adele McCormack

The hardest part of letting go of a relationship is actually accepting that you had a part to play in the demise of it. This may seem like a really difficult thing to do if you are in the early stages of a break up but it will be the most freeing thing you will do 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...