How To Get Through Your Work Day When You’re Going Through Divorce

Getting on with normal life, such as going to work each day, can be particularly challenging for people going through divorce.

You may have days when you are feeling stressed, anxious or upset but the pressures of needing to maintain some normality as well as paying the bills, means that you have no choice but to continue to get up for work each day.

 

 

For advice on maintaining your well-being during divorce, see my blog – Tips 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 Avoid When Choosing Your Divorce Solicitor – 7 Quick Tips

In my blog How To Choose Your Divorce Solicitor you’ll see my advice on how best to find and choose the person to represent you in your divorce.

Making a bad decision could be detrimental to both your legal case as well as you personally (and perhaps financially). Your solicitor is a vital member of your support team and you need to feel confident and comfortable with them and how they are handling your case. It is possible to change..

10 Steps to help you prepare for your FDR Hearing: Advice from a divorce consultant

What is a FDR in a divorce case?

An FDR is a Financial Dispute Resolution hearing.

In short, it is a day of negotiating, with the aim of reaching a financial settlement. Also, the judge at the FDR, can give guidance on what financial settlement they would order if they were the deciding judge at the Final Hearing. This can be very helpful to assist each party to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the financial agreement, in..

Mortgages and Divorce

What happens to the family home is always a major issue for consideration in the financial settlement in a divorce. Will it be sold? Will the ownership of the property be transferred in to the sole name of one of the couple?

There are various different options available which your solicitor can advise you on.

Whether one of the couple remains living in the property post-divorce will depend on affordability and whether it is appropriate as part of the..

Arbitration In Family Law: A Case Study

There are various different approaches available for reaching a financial settlement in divorce. For most clients, they also wish to avoid the court process if they can.

In my previous blog – Arbitration: A New Approach to Resolving Finances in Divorce, a qualified arbitrator set out what the arbitration process is.

I have now had the opportunity to interview Vanessa McMurtrie an experienced family law solicitor and partner at Hart Brown solicitors in Woking, to talk about her..

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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What Are The Benefits Of Working With A Chartered Financial Planner During Divorce?

Resolving financial matters to reach a financial settlement is usually what takes the time (and costs the most money) in getting divorced.

You get one chance to get the financial agreement right, so it is well worth making sure things are done properly and you feel comfortable with the agreement reached.

There are various different options available to help you and your spouse reach an agreement, and these are covered in my blog – How Do I Approach Getting A..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help With Your Solicitor Meetings

For many people, instructing a divorce solicitor, may be their first experience of working with a solicitor. This could be a daunting prospect and it is important for the client to feel as comfortable and confident as possible with the solicitor they choose to work with.

The solicitor is a crucial member of the divorcing person’s support team during this challenging time in their life. (For information on other members I recommend for your support team, see my blog –..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help During The Mediation Process

If you have agreed to use the family law mediation process, hopefully you are feeling fairly optimistic that with the help of the family law mediator, you and your spouse will be able to reach an amicable agreement on the financial issues(and perhaps children issues if you are using mediation for children matters).

The mediator will have explained to you both that the only people at the mediation sessions are you, your spouse and the mediator. Neither solicitor will be..