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Why divorce mediation is better than going to court

Why divorce mediation is better than going to court

  We often hear that Mediation is “better for the children” – but how many people really understand the benefits overall?   In this video interview by Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, with Divorce Mediator John Stebbing of Stephen Rimmer LLP, John explains why using divorce Mediation instead of the Courts is a wise choice, and illustrates his assertions with a moving tale of a divorcing couple where the father is being denied access to his 3 children.  Below,...

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3 Pieces of Advice To Follow During the Divorce Process: Part 3

3 Pieces of Advice To Follow During the Divorce Process: Part 3

  Look After Yourself   The last piece of advice I would like to give in this series of three articles, is that you learn to love yourself and to take care of yourself   I know we lead such busy lives, going to work, running our own businesses, looking after the kids, the home, the car, making sure everything is in order… What about you? What do you actually do for yourself? Do you take time just for you (without feeling guilty!)? OK you might watch TV once in a while to relieve...

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Change the tone of your divorce using Collaborative Law

Change the tone of your divorce using Collaborative Law

Interview by Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller with Collaborative Lawyer Kim Beatson of Anthony Gold Solicitors     “For me, training as a Collaborative practitioner was a natural progression from being already an experienced Mediator. Some couples feel that Mediation is just too overwhelming for them, if they are struggling with the emotional and psychological aspects of divorce and family breakup, and those clients may want some partisan help during the negotiations. ...

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Psychological Acupuncture – EFT reducing divorce stress

Psychological Acupuncture – EFT reducing divorce stress

In this interview with EFT expert Susan Cowe Miller, she explains to Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, how EFT Tapping can help with divorce stress; one of life’s big emotional challenges. Divorce Stress is one of life’s big emotional challenges.  Feelings of frustration, anger, helplessness, injustice all come high on the list. A need for increased confidence, stronger self-worth and self-esteem seem necessary but sometimes they appear out of reach. I share here the first of two...

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When anger or fear eats away at confidence – and how EFT can help

When anger or fear eats away at confidence – and how EFT can help

  In this interview with EFT expert Susan Cowe Miller, she explains to Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, how anger can be addressed during the divorce journey, and the video below demonstrates how you can use EFT tapping to reduce or eliminate feelings of anger:     Anger over divorce may be easier to shift than you might think….   “Erosion in confidence within a failing relationship is a main reason why clients seek the help of EFT Tapping. Someone in the...

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Theta works for everyone – Debbie Talalay

Theta works for everyone – Debbie Talalay

  In this interview with Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, Theta Healer Deborah Talalay explains how Theta Healing works, and what it is used for.   What is Theta Healing and what is it used for?   “You don’t need a special issue to do Theta healing and you don’t need to be unhappy.
 We all carry patterning  inherited from our ancestors and other sources which consciously we would be appalled at. 
This patterning is something we live with whether conscious of it or not. It...

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Do alcohol or drugs feature in your life post-divorce?

Do alcohol or drugs feature in your life post-divorce?

  Jessica Hylands draws on her experience as a Confidence Coach to share some advice about how alcohol and drugs can become a feature in your life post-divorce.   Do alcohol or drugs feature in your life?   After your divorce, you may be feeling very confused and not sure what to do to adjust to your new life. Friends will encourage you to go out with them, maybe to the pub or a club, where you all have a good time and may end up drinking too much, or seeking other artificial...

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Investing in Diamonds after Divorce – part II

Investing in Diamonds after Divorce – part II

  Diamonds may be a girl’s best investment post-divorce   Always a girl’s best friend, Diamonds join gold as a stable investment option once the divorce dust settles, as part of a solid financial plan for the future.   Diamonds last forever – sadly unlike so many marriages.  The good news is, diamonds remain a girl’s best friend through divorce also, as buying diamonds is not only an investment option as part of a long-term financial plan, but it feels...

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Mediator Kim Beatson tells us why Divorce Mediation can lead to a happier wedding

Mediator Kim Beatson tells us why Divorce Mediation can lead to a happier wedding

Kim Beatson, Mediator at Anthony Gold Solicitors, explains to Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, how mediation can make the divorce process less agonising, and weddings less strained.   “I attended a wedding a while ago where the atmosphere was tense rather than joyful, because the bride’s parents had divorced ten years previously, and animosity between them still reigned.   Although the divorce rate has stabilized at around 117,000 couples a year – from a marriage rate of...

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Online Divorce Advice on Dating for Men

Online Divorce Advice on Dating for Men

How you men can get back in the game   Exciting – that’s what dating should be. But use your head as well as your heart, and you’ll have more fun. Dating Expert for Men – Lewis Denbaum – shares some good advice in this interview with Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller.   Are You Ready For Step One Of The Dating Two-Step?   “The divorce decree comes through and there is no excuse not to get back out on the dating scene – but the very...

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Good self esteem is pivotal – especially post-divorce

Good self esteem is pivotal – especially post-divorce

  Jessica Hylands draws on her experience as a Confidence Coach to share some advice for those of us with low-self esteem – a common side-effect of divorce and family breakdown. How good do you think you are?  Do you like yourself?  Going through a relationship break-up can leave you feeling less than great.  Getting a divorce which ends up being adversarial can totally smash your self-esteem and make taking a non-adversarial route – using mediation or collaborative law...

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Divorce Coaching Video by Claudia Crawley of Winning Pathways

Divorce Coaching Video by Claudia Crawley of Winning Pathways

  In this short video Claudia Crawley talks candidly about what it feels like to go through a divorce and how she wishes now that she had known about the power of coaching when going through her own – it would have saved her 10 years of unnecessary struggle.     Life Coach Claudia Crawley tells us: “Have you ever been through a divorce? I have! So you could say that I’m more than familiar with the hurt, anger and sense of loss that this trauma creates. Now, I’ve been...

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Investing in Diamonds after Divorce – Part I

Investing in Diamonds after Divorce – Part I

  Diamonds are forever – outlasting even the most long-term and stable marriage.  They remain a girl’s best friend through divorce also, as buying diamonds is not only an investment option as part of a long-term financial plan, it makes investing somehow feel more glamorous!   Who wants a load of gold stashed in a safe box when they can have beautiful gems to enjoy that also provide security for the future?   When you find yourself in the process of getting divorced, all...

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Have you lost your sense of self since having children post-divorce?

Have you lost your sense of self since having children post-divorce?

  Do you go to bed at night exhausted, wondering where the day went? What did you do for yourself today? Maybe there wasn’t time. For a lot of parents, from the time they wake up to the time they finish the lunch boxes for the next day and fall into bed, it’s all about the children. It can sometimes feel all encompassing and as though you’ve lost your individuality when you have this role.  This feeling can be particularly acute when you have been through divorce or family breakup. Don’t...

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Oil Tycoon Divorce Battle rated “Victory for Fairness”

Oil Tycoon Divorce Battle rated “Victory for Fairness”

‘Victory for Fairness’ was the conclusion of the Supreme Court as the 5 year divorce battle of Oil Tycoon Michael Prest came to a close, with the judges ruling in favour of the wife of the millionaire oil tycoon, in one of the most eagerly anticipated divorce battles of recent years. The panel of seven justices of the Supreme Court ruled on 12th June in a unanimous decision, and Mr Prest was ordered to transfer seven properties to his former wife, Yasmin. The legal battle between Nigerian oil...

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Savvy top financial tips when getting divorced

Savvy top financial tips when getting divorced

Divorce…..whether it’s amicable or not; complications, surprise expenses and lots of financial jargon don’t help an already stressful situation. Here are our tips to help you make financially savvy choices 1. Get informed and in control. In order to have an idea of where you stand financially after divorce you need to figure out your financial status as a married couple. Gather all of the documents relating to your assets and liabilities e.g. savings, investments, pensions and debts (mortgages...

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How are you doing with your New Year resolutions?

How are you doing with your New Year resolutions?

  The kind of advice I offer at the start of the year makes sure you create resolutions which are specific and measurable, and you’ll be staying on track by doing lots of planning. But as the weeks go by, ask yourself – how are you doing?   Here are some things to consider if you’re struggling:   One slip up is not the end of the road Don’t let one slip up turn into total failure. One unhealthy meal is not going to undo all the healthy food you’ve eaten so far this year....

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Adversarial Divorce Costs!

Adversarial Divorce Costs!

  Every New Year brings a bumper crop of divorce enquiries for law firms and online divorce providers in the traditional post-Xmas break up season, the true cost of rushing into an adversarial divorce is still one of the best kept secrets in town.   The current difference in cost is estimated at £65,000 – money which could be better spent on university fees for the children, according to the UK’s campaigner for Alternative Divorce, Suzy Miller.   Suzy Miller of...

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