How To Approach Funding Your Divorce

It is difficult for anyone to predict how much you will spend on legal costs by the end of your divorce case.

How long your case takes and how much it costs is actually as dependent on you and your ex as much as anything else.

The more the two of you disagree, the longer the case is likely to take and the more you both risk spending on legal costs to get everything resolved.

 

Solicitor’s Costs

When you..

What To Consider If You Want To Change Your Name After Divorce

Most divorced women decide to retain their married name. They may have had that surname for a very long time, have children or don’t see any need to considering changing it.

However, for some women it is important to them to revert back to their maiden name once they are divorced, to help them move on with the new independent life.

Here is my advice on what to think about and how you can do it…

What to consider beforehand

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Why is breathing properly important during stressful times?

In my work as a divorce consultant I meet people who are in lots of different emotional states. I often notice that when a client is anxious, they take a sudden fast intake of breath and seem to be breathing very shallowly. This is a sign of stress and anxiety which is very common during divorce.

However, it is very important for them to address this and working on their breathing alone can greatly reduce the symptoms of anxiety;..

The Benefits of Massage Therapy When You’re Going Through Divorce

As part of my series of blogs on self-care, I have approached holistic therapist, Nerys Donaldson of Sheer Therapy to provide her tips and advice on the benefits of the different types of massage therapy.

Does booking a massage treatment feel like an indulgence? Nerys explains how it isn’t and could form an important part of your self care practice.

Going through a challenging time in your life, such as divorce can take it’s toll on your whole well-being..

What Are the Right Foods To Eat When You Are Struggling With The Stress of Divorce?

We know all too well that a healthy diet during a stressful time is a key part of self-care and well-being. But when we are under stress, our decision making abilities are affected and making the right choice can be more difficult than normal. Food is a big part of our daily decision making. What we eat when stressed can often make a much bigger difference than we realise; impacting on our stress levels, our ability to sleep and..

Self-care isn’t selfish, particularly during stressful times

Self-care. The very phrase often conjures up images of people indulging and pampering themselves as a kind of guilty pleasure. But self-care is so much more than that.

The fact is that we all need to include self-care as part of our lives on a regular basis.

How often do we advise a friend who has come to us and poured out their problems that they should do something for themselves? We frequently stress how..

Pension Planning and Divorce

Pensions are always a big topic in divorce cases. After the family home, they are often the most valuable asset in the family pot. Working out how to properly value a pension for the purposes of negotiations in a financial settlement can be difficult and it is common for divorce solicitors to use a pension expert to help. 

I have had the opportunity of speaking to Andrew Potter, the Director of Pensions at Salisbury Financial Services to find out about..