Category Archives: Divorce

How to get through Christmas when divorce is on the cards

January is divorce season. Every year the number of divorces dramatically increases directly after Christmas. Some couples may fall out over the Christmas period, following drunken fumbles with work colleagues at the Christmas party, arguments with the mother-in-law, or added financial pressure and the expectations of the festive period not living up to the reality.

However, many couples know long before January that they will divorce, and they stay together through Christmas for their children, extended family and for the convenience of attending social occasions.

If you are in this situation, then the next couple of months is likely to be tough. However, if both you and your spouse know that the new year will bring around the divorce, then there are positive steps that you can take now in order to make the whole process easier.


Even if you have no desire to try and rekindle the relationship, you should work on your communication with your spouse. Being able to communicate openly, without every conversation ending in an argument will make the next couple of months and the divorce better for everyone. Clear communication is also key to avoiding the courts and therefore extensive legal fees.

Attend couple’s counselling and focus on being able to communicate clearly and listen to what the other person has to say.


Your divorce lawyer is going to need a lot of information in order to ensure you get your fair share of mutual wealth. Now is the time to start getting your affairs in order. Make copies of everything, from mortgage statements, to bank statements, to proof of shares and other wealth. If you or your other half have any collectors’ items or antiques, get them valued. Even items that are specifically “theirs” such as hobby equipment of jewellery can be included in the settlement and sometimes it is surprisingly valuable.

Have a clear out

If you have a lifetime of clutter, then start having a sort and a clear out now. Dividing a couple means dividing everything from teaspoons to antique oak tables. By getting rid of unnecessary items and going through everything, you will have a better idea of what there is to divide when your divorce come round.

Choose your divorce lawyer

Every divorce lawyer has a rush in January. There is no harm in researching and choosing your lawyer now. This will mean you also get to choose the best divorce lawyer in your area, before your spouse gets there first.


How to successfully divorce in middle age

Divorce is something that can happen at any age and each age group has its own problems to work through. When you divorce in middle age, as opposed to being younger, then there are several factors to consider to ensure your divorce is a success. Financial complications The longer you are together, the more entwined… Continue Reading

Advice for young divorcees

When people think about a divorcee, they imagine someone who is middle aged, or older. People in their twenties do not tend to be associated with divorce. However, many people do marry and divorce in their twenties and these young divorcees have a whole range of other challenges to people who divorce later in life.… Continue Reading

Things to do when your divorce has been completed

Divorce is a slow process, but finalising a divorce can still come as a shock. After the split, the decision to divorce and the legal process, it is important and healthy to mark the moment when you are legally no longer married and put plans in place for moving forward. Accept your divorce Even if… Continue Reading

Social media and your divorce

During a divorce it is natural to want to surround yourself with friends and family. Social media is a very easy way to do this and many people benefit from their virtual support network. However, social media can also be damaging during your divorce and there are certain things that you should be aware of.… Continue Reading

How to cope with loneliness after a divorce

Splitting from a partner is always a shock, even when you knew that the divorce was coming. Your life after the divorce is bound to change in many different ways, but one of the worst things that can happen is that you end up feeling lonely. Loneliness isn’t a trivial thing. It can lead to… Continue Reading

Why you should keep to your best behaviour during your divorce

Divorce doesn’t always bring out the best in people. In fact, it rarely does and it is not surprising that tempers will flair between two people who previously thought that they would be spending their lives together. However, during a divorce it is important that you are on your best behaviour. Succumbing to your instincts… Continue Reading

What to do if your partner is a bully during your divorce

In an ideal world when two people divorce, they both part amicably and discuss the settlement together, arriving at a conclusion that is fair to both parties and for their family. However, although this situation is far more common than the mainstream media makes out, sometimes it is an unrealistic goal. Unfortunately, when some couples… Continue Reading

What happens when your ex finds someone new?

After your divorce there generally comes a time when your ex will find a new partner. Different people will have different emotions about this. Sometimes it is relief, other times it is painful. However, there are some practical things that also need to be considered. Children When your ex starts a new relationship, generally the… Continue Reading

Why you need to avoid comparing situations during your divorce

Divorce is not uncommon. Currently around 42% of marriages end in divorce in the UK. However, it is not something that people know much about until they have to go through it. When couples do split and divorce becomes inevitable, it is normal for each spouse to seek advice and reassurance from those they know… Continue Reading