An Alternative View

Infidelity? It’s none of my business

The shock of the breakup was so sudden, so extreme, that normal behaviour would have seemed inappropriate     The events that lead up to it should have left clues, but they didn’t register: The bank letters addressed in his name that I didn’t open because I’d learned that it was, apparently, none of my […]

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Suzy’s Story

A Strange Gift: Unplanned Solo Parenting   It’s a January morning in 2003 and I can’t bring myself to take the kids to school. What will I say when someone asks me “How are you?” The answer, you see, is just not the stuff of polite conversation.   “W E L L… My partner of […]

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Divorce is like a Hurricane

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Snapshot of Best Way To Split Retreat Sept 2018

Just a snapshot of a handful of the workshops we ran for divorcing attendees at the Best Way To Split Retreat in Sept 2018.     Find out more at https://cb368-a03d89.pages.infusionsoft.net.

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You Don’t Have To Be Friends To Use Divorce Mediation

Find out more about better ways to divorce at www.bestwaytodivorce.co.uk   Staring David Tarpey, Lucy Sengelow and the voice of Ashley Ramsden. Lucy Sengelow: Lucy trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and has over 20 years experience working as an actress. She has worked extensively in theatre, television and in the […]

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Mediation Sketch: You Don’t Have To Be Friends For Mediation To Work

You Don’t Have To Be Friends For Mediation To Work (Less than 10 minutes) Scene 1: Janet: I tried mediation already.  It didn’t work. Mediator: And why was that, Janet?  What was it about mediation that didn’t work for you? Janet: The mediator asked him about his financial disclosure and HE admitted to having a […]

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Blaming the journalists may not be getting to the core of the issue

I’ve just read an excellent, brilliant expose of the very poor reporting and bias of some reporters when reporting on Divorce cases.  Over the years, I’ve explained to several journalists who specialise in covering divorce, what a Collaborative Lawyer is, how mediation works and why financial planners are more useful than lawyers in helping couples […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Get Divorce Advice From Someone Who Has Been Divorced

  You might think that asking someone who has been divorced for advice about how to get a divorce would be a good thing to do. But often it is a very bad idea indeed. Because it depends how their divorce went. If it was messy, expensive, traumatic – getting their advice is a bit […]

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Help choose the name for my forthcoming private facebook group

I need your help – I am creating a private group that will provide divorcing or separating people with:   Q & A – answers to specific questions from the group members will be recorded and shared on video/audio within the group Video, audio and article Interviews with experts in legal, finance and wellbeing will […]

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Why does ‘no fault divorce’ really matter?

  Some say that having to lay blame at someone’s door for the end of a marriage is a reasonable thing to have to do before the first 2 years of separation are ended.   But what are the reasons why this view may be misguided?   Resolution – the Family Law Association – are […]

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