The secret to living happily after divorce

The secret to living happily after divorce

The secret to happiness after divorce does not lie (contrary to the belief of many), in how well you did in the settlement. The secret to living happily after divorce lies in what we see of ourselves when we look back later at the process. If what we see is a mean spirited miser who[…]

Are you reading me? How family mediation improves communication

Are you reading me? How family mediation improves communication

It was George Bernard Shaw who remarked that ‘the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place’. We all talk – and we all think we listen – but do we always really hear?  Families are complex and they operate in a messy and imperfect world. With the busy lives[…]

Understanding divorce part 6 - 5 years’ separation

Understanding Divorce Part 6: 5 years’ separation

In this, the 6rd part of our series on understanding divorce we are discussing each of the 5 acceptable facts upon which a petitioner for a divorce may rely when asking a judge to consider whether or not their marriage has broken down irretrievably. If you are unclear on what this means precisely, please see[…]

Understanding divorce part 5 - two year separation with consent

Understanding Divorce Part 5: 2 years’ separation – with consent

In this, the 5rd part of our series on understanding divorce we are discussing each of the 5 acceptable facts upon which a petitioner for a divorce may rely when asking a judge to consider whether or not their marriage has broken down irretrievably. If you are unclear on what this means precisely, please see[…]

DIY divorce – what you need to know and the tools to use

DIY divorce – what you need to know and the tools to use

DIY divorce – what you need to know and the tools to use.  If you are reading this, it is likely that you are contemplating divorce this year. You may feel you have reached a crossroads, not only emotionally, but practically.  You might be stood there, with a number of signs ahead but with no[…]

It takes two to marry, but only one to separate

It takes two to marry, but only one to separate

It takes two to marry, but only one to separate. Relationship counsellors call it a split agenda and see it all the time. One member of a couple is desperate to end things, while the other is equally desperate to work on the marriage. Making it even more difficult for the partner who is finished[…]