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..

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

I have been working with this lovely lady since the beginning of her divorce. Her divorce solicitor recommended she contact me, initially to help her prepare her financial disclosure information.

Since then, I have worked closely with her to support and guide her through her divorce process. I have accompanied her to meetings with her solicitor and barrister and we keep in regular contact as the case progresses towards the first court hearing.

She has kindly agreed to share..

How Are Pensions Approached in Divorce?

Many of my clients describe a big concern about the uncertainty around the financial outcome of their divorce. They worry about what financial settlement they will receive and whether this will be sufficient for them to move forward with their life.

Before negotiations can begin to reach a financial settlement, the couple divorcing need to collect together full details of their financial positions. I often get asked questions about how pensions are taken in to account in a divorce.

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Foods to Avoid When Struggling with the Stress of Divorce

Stress, anxiety and depression can be common symptoms of divorce. During this time, it is important to take good care of yourself, to be in the best position possible for dealing with the various challenges of your divorce. I can often be heard advising my clients to focus on “taking control of the controllables and letting go of things they do not have control over”. What we choose to eat and drink is something we have control over and..

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..

8 Factors To Consider When Looking For A New Home

When a couple divorce, consideration needs to be given to the future housing needs of each of them and of course the children. The family law solicitors involved in the case will advise their respective client as to how this is approached in the legal process.

The possible sale of the family home as part of the divorce settlement can be difficult for the family to face. The sale may not be a voluntary decision and as such, arranging the..

Checklist For Moving House From A Residential Property Expert

Moving house and getting divorced are each described as one of the most stressful things you can do in life. It can, of course, be particularly challenging if you are facing both at the same time.

To help provide expert guidance about moving house, I have collaborated on this 2 part blog series with experienced residential property finder, Sally Rule.

In Part 1, Sally gave advice on the factors to consider when choosing your new property. Here she provides us with..