From Separation to Liberation

Why you should sort finances on divorce sooner rather than later

Divorce itself is not the end of the story when it comes to reaching a financial settlement. You may have recently heard about a case in the news brought by Ms Wyatt against her former husband, Mr Vincent, some twenty years after their divorce. When the parties divorced they were penniless new age travellers. Years after their divorce Mr Vince acquired a multi-million fortune and Ms Wyatt made an application for a settlement of £1.9 million. This case concerns ‘big money’ but what are the implications for ordinary every day mortals ?

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Jaw jaw better than war war

Jaw jaw better than war war   As the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill is remembered, to whom the above quote is attributed, I recall being asked recently what I did for a living. When I replied that I am a family mediator, the reply was ‘oh...

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Children seen but not heard ?

Children seen but not heard ?   Shortly before the birth of my first child, some 19 years ago, I was given a book ‘Your baby and child’ by Penelope Leach. At the time the book was a god send as I was quite clueless as a first time mother. I had forgotten all...

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