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..
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
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..
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..
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
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..
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..
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..
Most people expect to feel a great sense of relief when their divorce is finally over. In my experience however, many people end up not feeling quite as elated as they had hoped, when the Decree Absolute comes through the post.
This is a guest blog from Tamsyn Ward, an experienced Wills and Probate solicitor. Tamsyn explains here how important it is for people going through divorce to have a Will and also to review your existing Will…
“You would be forgiven for wanting to get away from all things legal once your divorce has finalised, but before you do, thought should be given to making a new Will which reflects your new circumstances.
Here are 7 reasons..