What is Parental Alienation? Hear from a divorce solicitor…

Divorcing parents need to remember that, despite how they feel about each other now, they will remain in each other’s lives post-divorce because of their children. They will need to work together to create a successful co-parenting relationship.

This can prove difficult when there has been an acrimonious divorce and there is bad feeling between the divorced couple. However the couple feel about each other though, it is so important for each of them to put aside their personal..

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..

What To Do With Your Rings Now You’re Getting Divorced

Wearing your engagement ring and wedding ring are symbols to show the world you are in a committed relationship and/or married.

So what happens when you decide to get divorced? When do you stop wearing your rings and what do you do with them?

I often get asked both these questions by my clients going through divorce. My answer is that it’s a completely personal choice.

When to stop wearing your wedding ring

Some people remove their rings as..

A Divorce Consultant’s Views on No Fault Divorce

Here are my personal views on the no fault divorce campaign in England and Wales…

What are the Grounds for Divorce in England and Wales?

To make an application for divorce in England and Wales a person needs to show the court that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down“. To do this, they have to choose one of 5 factors. In short, if the couple have not been living apart for at least two years, there are only two..

How a divorce consultant can help when you are divorcing a narcissist

 

An increasing number of clients are coming to me, saying that they have recognised narcissistic personality disorder traits in their spouse and are worried about how best to deal with this during their divorce/separation.

The client desperately wants to keep things civil and avoid high legal fees but feels helpless to negotiate the terms of their separation with their estranged spouse due to their controlling and manipulative personality.

I have read a really interesting article by Cathy Meyer,..

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..

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..

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..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help: Mrs H’s Story

 

Mrs H kindly agreed to answer some questions about the work we have been doing together and her journey so far, which we hope will help explain how working with a divorce consultant can help before and during your divorce.

Her name is disguised and I have not used her photo, to protect her identity.

 

Here is Mrs H’s story in her own words….

What was going on for you that prompted you to get in..