Are You Any Good At Asking For Help?

Are you any good at asking for help?

I’ll be honest here, I’m not very good at all at asking for help when I need it. I think for me there’s probably various reasons for this; I’m used to being independent and getting on with things myself, I don’t like asking for help and want to be capable of doing things myself, I’m impatient and want things done quickly so try to do everything myself, and perhaps I’ve either..

How Are You at Adapting to Change?

Are you good with change?

Most of us are not great with adapting to change.

Perhaps for you it depends on the type of change?

If the change was your choice and you are creating change for positive reasons, you may feel okay about it. But it may be different if the change was inflicted on you and isn’t something you want.

Our resilience to change makes a big difference to how we cope with our life experiences. Coping with..

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in England and Wales?

As I write this blog, promises of significant changes in the divorce law in England and Wales are being made by the government. I’m hopeful, that soon, this blog will need to be updated as the grounds available for divorce applications will have changed. But for now, in September 2018 these are the grounds we have available for someone wishing to pursue a divorce in England and Wales…

The majority of my clients tell me that they wish to..

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..

3 Things To Think About If You Are Considering Divorce

If you have come to the sad conclusion that your marriage has come to an end, there are probably lots of questions whizzing around in your mind, e.g. “What happens when…..?”

Whilst there may be lots of unknowns at this stage about what the future will look like now you wish to divorce, I would recommend the starting point be for you to gather your thoughts on 3 important topics:

1. the marriage – are you married and if so..

What is Domestic Abuse? Hear from a family law solicitor…

In the work I do as a divorce consultant, it is not unusual for me to come across abusive relationships. Unfortunately, I often find that many victims have lived in an abusive environment for many years unaware that there has been any abuse.

It can take years to recover from these toxic relationships and I am so pleased more recognition is now being given to non-physical abuse.

A client of mine was abused by her husband both..

8 Types of Affair And How They Can Affect Your Marriage

I work with many clients whose relationship difficulties have been contributed to by “inappropriate extra-marital relationships”.

In my other blog Not All Affairs End In Divorce, I talk about how not all “cheating” leads to the end of a marriage. I do know of couples who have survived cheating but this is not always possible and everyone’s situation is completely different. 

Andrew G. Marshall, in his book “How Can I Ever Trust You Again?” advises that when someone..

6 Considerations If You Are Thinking About A Trial Separation

All relationships have their ups and downs and most couples face challenges in their relationship at different points along the way. This is quite normal. How these challenges are faced can make a difference to the future of the relationship and some but not all may be overcome.

For those trying their best to navigate through the difficult times, it can be uncomfortable to face the possibility that your relationship may have run its course and might need to end.

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How to handle difficult conversations during divorce

Going through divorce can involve a variety of tricky conversations. For example, once you have made the decision to divorce, you will need to decide how best to communicate your decision to your spouse and then to your children.

It can be difficult to know where to start with such challenging conversations and you will no doubt be concerned about getting it right for them and you.

Whilst there is no perfect collection of words, it is important to..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help When You’re Considering A Divorce

Perhaps you are thinking about separation or have recently separated and are not sure what your next steps should be.

There may still be an element of uncertainty in your situation and you may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed.

At either stage, you may not be ready to see a solicitor or you may not even know if you want to separate.

 

Do any of the following statements sound familiar?

I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long..