Recognising When the Difficult Times Are Over…

Have you ever had a time when you’ve stopped and thought –

“Wow, I feel better now”? “I had no idea how unhappy/stressed/low I was feeling until now.”

I hear this quite often from my clients. When we’re in the middle of a difficult situation, particularly if it’s been going on a long time, we may have become a bit numb to the fact that we’re not happy with the situation. It becomes our norm.

For some, they might not..

Moving On From Divorce: Hear from Aly about her journey…

Divorce is a big life transition and the end of the legal case is only the close of one part of the journey. Once you have your financial order and Decree Absolute, it is then time to embark on the first steps of your newly divorced life. This can feel daunting.

In my role as a divorce consultant, I have the opportunity to continue to work with my clients after their divorce case has completed. I can help with lots..

5 Ways To Stop Your Past From Controlling Your Future

Whilst going through their divorce, many of my clients worry about how they will be able to move on from the distress and upset of their marriage breakdown. Getting the right support in place during your divorce can make a positive difference to not only how you manage the divorce process but how well you are able to start to recover from it afterwards. In my role as a divorce consultant, I can provide practical help and coaching support..

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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Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget To Consider Your Retirement Plans…

During their marriage, couples may well have discussed ideas for a joint retirement plan, perhaps agreeing at what age each will retire, and what they both want their life to be like in retirement.

Plans may have been put in place some time ago, including steps for financial planning, e.g. saving money to retire to live in the countryside etc.

Unfortunately, however, should the couple divorce, these plans will now be turned upside down. I work with clients of all..

Moving On From Divorce: A Client’s Personal Story…

Divorce involves both an end and a beginning. Letting go of a marriage is difficult but it is also an opportunity to embrace what can turn out to be a happy future.

Here is what one of my clients did to help her to move on…

“When I first realised my marriage was ending I was approaching 50 and as far as I could see, life was over. As the shock wore off  I started believing that everything was going..

5 Tips For Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce may feel like a minefield. You may have been with your spouse for many years and so have been out of the “dating game” for quite some time. You may not know where to start with meeting someone new and/or may not yet have quite clear idea of the type of person you are looking to meet.

Here are my top 5 tips for dating after divorce:

1. Decide carefully if you’re ready

Recovering from..

How To Take Control Of Your Finances Post-Divorce

Implement the terms of the financial order

It goes without saying that getting your financial court order is not quite the end of the divorce case.

There is still work to be done, in complying with the terms of the order.

Check through the court order carefully and make sure you know what, how and when everything needs to be done. For example….

Do you need to arrange for the family home to be sold, or transferred in to..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help You After Your Divorce

It is not uncommon to feel a little lost when the legal case first finishes. You have been running on adrenaline through the legal process, having to deal with solicitors etc. Then the case finishes, the solicitor’s involvement ends and you are left on your own to rebuild your life. It is only now you have the opportunity to grieve the end of your relationship and come to terms with the changes in your life. Only then, can you start..

professional woman signing a documentWhy Is Having An Up to Date Will Important?

Do you have a Will? If not, you should look to get one. Or, if you do have a Will, when was it last reviewed and updated?

Why is having a Will important?

Having a valid Will is very important for everyone, to ensure their wishes are carried out after their death in relation to the distribution of their estate.

For those with children, consideration needs to be given to the appointment of “guardians” who would care for the..