One of my clients, Mrs K, has kindly agreed to answer some questions about the work we did together. Here is her story…
What was going on for you that prompted you to get in touch with Rhiannon in the first place?
I was struggling to decide whether I should go ahead with filing for divorce or try to continue working with my husband’s unsatisfactory self-designed separation agreement and felt quite overwhelmed by the hugeness of the decisions I needed to take. My solicitor knew Rhiannon and thought she might help me.
What in particular did you want help with when you first started working with Rhiannon?
Sorting out my goals, getting affirmation that I was entitled to ask for a divorce and that I had been badly treated, working out my next steps.
What did you find most helpful about working with Rhiannon in the early stages of your separation/divorce?
Clarifying the legal process, bringing order to my thoughts about the process of separation/divorce and what needed to be done.
Being able to express my emotions – anger, hurt, bewilderment, frustration, not knowing what to do – in a way that was not appropriate with my solicitor and, very importantly, feeling understood, supported and validated.
How has working with Rhiannon helped you during the legal process of your divorce?
Rhiannon was very helpful with completing Form E, and explaining the legal process and timings of the different stages.
What have been any other benefits of working with Rhiannon?
It saved me some time and costs that I would have otherwise needed to spend with my lawyer.
What would you say to someone considering getting a divorce as to how Rhiannon might be able to help them?
You don’t know until you are facing the prospect of divorce how incredibly daunting it is at a time when you are very distressed and overwhelmed. Family and friends can give huge support, but there are some things you can’t burden them with. And you can’t ask your solicitor for help with making choices as they are there to carry out your requests and provide legal direction where needed. Also their time is very expensive. Rhiannon with her legal knowledge fills the gap between counselling and giving emotional support and the law. I found that invaluable during the early stages.
If you have found the tips in this blog useful then you’ll find lots more in my eBooks, which you can purchase and download today.
If you’d like to work with me 1:1, for help preparing for your divorce/or support during the divorce process, please get in touch to find out how I can help.
Why I became a divorce consultant.