For those who choose to get married, the ceremony (however large or intimate) signifies the start of that chapter of your relationship in a very clear and defined way. Your relationship as an “official couple” begins! But for those who choose not to get … [Read more...] about It starts with a toothbrush…
Divorce Is Not A Scary Word
In a lot of homes, our four-legged friends are regarded as an important, and crucial family member holding an important place in our lives. I know in my own home, our pets are treasured family members who bring us great joy and comfort to spend time … [Read more...] about Fur, feathers or fins…. Who gets the pet?
Many clients feel nervous or anxious before their first appointment, which is completely understandable, particularly if you have never been to see a lawyer before, and especially when a relationship breakdown is one of the most stressful events you might … [Read more...] about Our first appointment. What happens?
In a time when our lives and relationships are increasingly being conducted online and so easily instantly, and with almost everyone having at least one social media account, it’s easy to resort to a quick vent online when we’ve hit a rough patch – like … [Read more...] about Social media.. a safe place to vent…?
A very long time ago, in a land far away, I was a homeowner with a terrific and rewarding career as a family lawyer, I was super fit and healthy (some may say, slightly obsessed with my chosen sport – triathlon) and I had a wonderful and fun group of … [Read more...] about The secret to clearing the cobwebs from your mind during separation…
Going through a relationship breakdown can be an exhausting and emotional time. It can also be a time where you experience a huge range of emotions - from anger, humiliation, loss, loneliness and utter sadness. The process can be even more daunting when … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Separating Parents
So, I have spoken to you about the foundations on which I base the advice I provide in financial matters. You will remember that I told you there is a four-step process we follow, briefly: 1. Identify everything you own and owe and how much it is … [Read more...] about Financial matters – pathways to resolution, and what to do when you get there.
When a couple don’t have any significant assets or debts, resolving financial matters following separation can be relatively fast and cost-effective. That said, bad decisions can still be made when you allow your emotions to take over, rather than … [Read more...] about 7 key factors to keep in mind when negotiating your property settlement