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Should I Hire A Hit Man For My Ex?

Should I Hire A Hit Man For My Ex?

One of the questions a divorcing person might sometimes ask is: “Should I hire a hit man for my Ex?” Well, there’s two ways to read that question. One is – give your ex a present of a hit man because perhaps you know someone they don’t like very much (hopefully not you!?) The second is, getting divorced can be very stressful and I know for a fact that some perfectly nice people have had that thought pass through their mind at least once when things were getting really tricky....

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Do We Need A.I. Divorce Lawyers To Make The New Government Online Divorce System Work?

Do We Need A.I. Divorce Lawyers To Make The New Government Online Divorce System Work?

The first step to having an automated robot lawyer to administer your divorce has begun – A pilot project has been run in a divorce court in Nottingham with ‘really positive’ results, according to initial assessments, with a completely online system for uncomplicated divorces. But it seems people can’t fill in the forms properly.  Hmm – surprised they didn’t see that one coming.  But then – immediately we have evidence of the need for assistance – from...

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What Do You Do When Your Clients’ Lives Are Turned Upside Down?

What Do You Do When Your Clients’ Lives Are Turned Upside Down?

Ask Your Business Network To Host This Unique Short Talk Because 42% Of Their Married Clients Will Thank You: Do you value your moral obligations to others MORE than your legal obligations?   When your clients or your employee’s lives are turned upside down by family breakup, there is no legal obligation to signpost them in ways that lead to more peaceful solutions.  But do you feel powerless to help them? Are you sure that any advice you may give is going to be GOOD advice, when...

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When Your Confidence and Until Death Do Us Part are Dancing to a Different Beat – by Dee Burrowes

When Your Confidence and Until Death Do Us Part are Dancing to a Different Beat – by Dee Burrowes

  There’s something magical about family holidays like Christmas and Easter that encourage people to bring joy to others. It’s one of my absolute favourite times of the year where my family and extended family traditionally come together to give thanks. But has the reality of Christmas or Easter without the ‘perfect family’ hit home for you this year – or for someone you know and love?  Is there a husband and wife who are dancing to different tunes – out of...

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Reducing your financial outgoings during divorce

Reducing your financial outgoings during divorce

  In this video the Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller interviews Financial Consultant Lottie Kent of Riverside Financial Consultants about how a financial advisor can help you reduce your outgoings during divorce, and release finance that can be used to secure a safer future for your children: “I worked with a lady who wanted to stay in the family home, but the monthly payments were so high that she and her daughter were going to have to find another home because of the...

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Divorce is a confusing time even before you deal with the finances

Divorce is a confusing time even before you deal with the finances

  In this video the Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller interviews Financial Consultant Lottie Kent of Riverside Financial Consultants about how confusing and scary divorce can be, and why the last thing you need is to be getting stressed about your finances as well :   “As the daughter of a broken marriage, I understand how hard divorce can be and I know the last thing you want to be worrying about is your finances. I appreciate going through a divorce is very confusing,...

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Is divorce your only option?

Is divorce your only option?

  Considering divorce? Think again!   My ex-husband and I separated in 2011 after 18 years together and got divorced in 2014. I don’t necessarily want to go into too much details but I’d like you to have an idea of what we have been through and the reason I do that is that I’d like you to really consider all your options before making your mind up. Most options are often considered – counselling, trying to get your problems solved etc. However there is one option I was not...

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How lawyers can support Mediation

How lawyers can support Mediation

  There is a role for lawyers in divorce mediation, but people need to understand better what that role is   In this video interview by Alternative Divorce Guide Suzy Miller, with Divorce Mediator John Stebbing of Stephen Rimmer LLP, John explains the role of lawyers as part of a mediated divorce process.     The right professional support is often a vital element of a successful mediation.It is important that those mediating have a good grounding in the options that,if...

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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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How To Keep Yourself Affair Proof

  Did you know that 17% of marriages end because of affairs? Did your marriage end because of an affair? The truth is that nobody will remain sexually faithful, unless it fits in with their values hierarchy. No such thing as being faithful to a person. You will find – or have found by now that your ex is more trustworthy when it comes to living their highest values and least trustworthy when they live something low on their values. Experience of betrayal happens all the time. Nobody is...

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Relationships never die – they just change form

  Are you feeling that you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working? Do you think the relationship needs to be let go of and it’s time to move on? Are you completely confused, in emotional pain and with no idea how to make things better?   MYTH NUMBER ONE:  Nothing can save this relationship now Rubbish.  A relationship – especially when you have children – is more than a marriage or the partnership that contains it.  Even if the form of that...

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Suzy’s Story

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 ten years has just dumped me. “I was supposed to live with him into old age. I had no idea that he wasn’t happy. “I loved the bastard. “But that’s only the half of it – he’s...

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Divorce Statistics Study 2012

Divorce and Children: New Study Confirms Irreparable Harm A study published in January by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, “The Effects of Divorce on Children,” by Patrick F. Fagan and Aaron Churchill. “Divorce has pervasive weakening effects on children and on all of the five major institutions of society — the family, the church, the school, the marketplace, and government itself,” Fagan and Churchill concluded. The concluding section of the study...

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Divorce Agony Aunt Francine Kaye – June 2011

Q :  Our Mediation process just keeps breaking down. We are both so keen to do this without laywers but just keep getting into the same arguments – please help! A: Well, this does not surprise me ‘Angela’.  Both of you are hurt and upset and you are bringing the  same upsets to the mediation as you had in your relationship.  Unless you can control your emotional temperature, you’ll repeat the same patterns whilst hoping for a different outcome. The chances are you will...

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Xmas with the Ex……

In the December 2010 article of Woman Magazine I am featured with my family sharing Xmas with my ex and his new wife.  It’s great to see such positive articles appearing in national magazines, and although we all know that achieving harmony post break up takes quite a bit of conscious effort and faith, it’s great to be able to genuinely stand up and say – try it!  When you feel ready…..        

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What is an SOS Road Show?

legal & financial powwows – relationship & parenting salons help me create an empowering resource for people going through divorce and breakup – in every town throughout the UK free legal, financial and relationship advice, parenting coaches, holistic healers – all in one place to drop in and experience on a Thursday night.  Make that happen somewhere near you: answer 3 quick questions so I can strive to bring an SOS roadshow to your town. Click here to take...

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Compulsory marriage vouchers

If the State want to cut down the divorce rate, let them provide ‘marriage vouchers’ that must be cashed in before a couple can be legally married. I think the Government should give ‘marriage vouchers’ to all married couples prior to their wedding, the same as they give vouchers for national health glasses and early years’ schooling. These vouchers should contribute to the cost of: 1/ A relationship coaching session – ideally one that teaches communication...

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SOS London Makeover: Michelle's journey….

Michelle is taking part in the “SOS London Divorce Makeover”. This means she will benefit from some free advice and inspiration from a selection of our SOS exhibitors who have generously donated their time to show what options and choices are available to someone going through divorce or relationship breakup. The story begins with Michelle telling us about the complexity and pain of her situation. Early November 2009 “My husband has petitioned for divorce and I have yet to...

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We must ban divorce! (letter to The Times)

I have received the draft of a letter which I lay out below from an individual who is very much against divorce, to the point that he feels we should ban it altogether……. Ban Divorce I say! (Letter to The Times) by Lord Goebbles-Glaxo-Smith Bravo I say to that John Marcotte chappy who is defying the myth that Californians are a bunch of liberal untrustworthy hippies, and instead he is fighting the good fight to ban that abomination of our modern times – Divorce! And bravo to my...

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