Separation

Divorce and Children: How to Approach the Childcare Arrangements

Hayley McCall | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Hayley McCall

For many people, one of the hardest parts is knowing where to start when trying to sort out the childcare arrangements. Emotions are often running high, the legal process can be intimidating, and the practicalities can be overwhelming.

Speed Up Your Break-Up Recovery

Sara Davison | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to help someone? It's strange how helping others can give you a boost too. Even the little things you do can make a huge difference to their day but it can also have a positive impact on your day too...

Do You Need a Sabbatical From Your Relationship?

Susan Leigh | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The reasoning behind taking a sabbatical is that it provides a breathing space to reflect on your life, what your relationship means to you, ponder the good and the bad, really consider what it is you want. But are there other ways of reaching that same level of insight and awareness?

How to Overcome the Pain of Separation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Sometimes I've experienced a lot of pain when somebody leaves my life, like a lover, a friend, a work partner or an employee - someone who is close to me in my life and then has to leave to go on another path. It takes a long time for me to soothe that pain.

Divorce and Kids: Eight Ways to Get Them Through

Karen Young | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Broken hearts don't mean a separation shouldn't happen. When a relationship has run its course it's likely the children will have felt the tension or the fading of one or both of you, and that's not good for anyone.

My First Date After the Big D

Ben Adams | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Adams

If truth be told, it's about time I put myself back in the shop window for real now. No more excuses. No more "it's too soon", or "I've got to put the kids first", or even "I'll write a book about it instead of doing it for real".

Why So Many of Us Split Up in the New Year

Penny Mansfield | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

New research from the relationships charity that I work for OnePlusOne has found that a quarter of all parents who live with their partner and children have secretly considered separating or divorcing their partner.

Separating From Your Partner Keep Calm and Mediate Collaborate and Arbitrate

Margaret Kelly | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Kelly

Whichever process is chosen it is a requirement in financial matters for both parties to make a full and frank disclosure of their capital and income. If either party is concerned that this will obligation will not be met voluntary then a non-court based option is not suitable.

The Rules of Separation

Jeff Brazier | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Do we really put our children first? Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life; the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable, and in those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the children so that they are put first?

'Too Scared to Talk' - One in Four Children Feel Unable to Share Worries With Parents

Andy McCullough | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy McCullough

If you believe in the importance of open dialogue with your child and want to show your support for children who have no one to talk to then upload the most awkward conversation you've ever had with your child on the hub today or click on the share buttons on the Awkward Conversations hub to take part.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Have Kids When You Are Living Together

Suzi Godson | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Cohabiting couples split up much more frequently than married couples. After just five years, 49% of cohabiting couples have split, compared to 20% of married couples. After 10 years, 62% of cohabiting relationships are over...

Why Replacing Lawyers With Law Students Won't Solve the Family Court Crisis

Richard Adams | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Richard Adams

There are other steps that can be taken to reduce the burden on the court system and help reduce conflict between separating couples, not least by making the divorce process less complex or confrontational by introducing no-fault divorce or making pre-nuptial agreements binding. But removing access to legal advice and providing minimal support will help solve neither.

10 Things You Should Know About Emotional Affairs

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Emotional affairs do not necessarily include sex and can even occur over the Internet between two people who have never met face to face, but the effects can be just as devastating to relationships as sexual affairs- sometimes even more so.

Going Into Your Shell

Amy Anka | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I have been venting my anger and sadness through the written word. I email my friend, and send her my unpublished articles. "No. You cannot publish that." She tells me. I become frustrated. "You are trapped in a loop." She goes on.

How Leaving My Job Was Similar to Leaving My Husband

Soozi Baggs | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

This sounds like a flippant statement but it's not meant to be. Leaving my job to go self employed, and leaving my husband to go it alone as a single parent, were both incredibly important and emotional times in my life. Times filled with fear, doubt, uncertainty, and plenty of tears. And on recent reflection I realised that I'd gone through many of the same thoughts and feelings during each of them.

Valentine's Day or Breakup Day, How Will You Be Celebrating February 14?

Esther Hayden | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Not all break ups are being commemorated with a bitter streak and companies are emerging to promote celebrating not the end of a relationship, but as Jay Ryan, co-founder of breakupgems.com, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do... And It's About to Get Tougher

Caroline Davey | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Davey

In the past, the statutory child maintenance service has always been free for parents to access. However, parliament is about to debate a series of changes which could actually make it harder for parents to get help with collecting the child maintenance their children are owed.

How To Cope With Christmas When You're Divorced

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're going through a divorce, are approaching your first Christmas as a divorcee, or have been divorced for a number of years, the festive s...

Divorce Litigation - Lessons to be Learned

Chris McIntosh | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris McIntosh

After nearly seven years of litigation, Scot and Michelle Young finally received judgment on Friday (22 November 2013) in respect of dividing their fi...

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.

Getting Through a Divorce - How to Survive the Five Stages of 'EX'

Margaret Manning | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

It is time now to build a new life, shape a new career, make new friends, and even fall in love again. Don't worry if you fall along the way. Now, it's time to be fearless. Build courage one step at a time. Life is short.

Kids Aren't Free

Caroline Davey | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

Seems obvious doesn't it? In fact, kids cost a lot of money to raise, and a major new research study shows that far too many of the poorest children raised in single parent households still don't receive a penny in child maintenance from their child's other parent.

Co-Parenting - It's really not about you.

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm not going to create a tip sheet for you on what to do to be successful in your co-parenting arrangement because no matter what I or anyone else says, the one thing that you need to constantly keep in mind is your child. That's it.

Divorce - Five Things Not to Give a Damn About

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Ok, I'm sorry but even as you go through your divorce, as bitter and acrimonious as it is or can be at the time, there are some things that may happen, which you might indeed surprise you, hurt you or just plain "make you have kittens" as my friend June would say.

Get a Divorce and Get Rich Quick

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

There is now a Rich List of Women who have become enormously rich from their divorces from wealthy men. Do we feel envious of their wealth, or just disdainful because of the way they have accumulated it? The general feeling seems to be that they have done nothing to 'earn' it so why should they benefit. The cynic might say that the marriage was entered into with an eye on the main prize.