Amanda

Amanda and her husband separated without children after a long relationship but a short marriage. She instructed lawyers after being surprised by her husband’s financial claims which were made out of the blue a decade after separation when she thought that she had already agreed a generous set of arrangements.

Anna

Anna had been married for over 30 years when her marriage came to an end. She and her husband had three adult/teenage children. Anna and her husband used mediation followed by out of court negotiations to agree the terms of their divorce.

Belinda

Belinda and her husband had been married for almost twenty years when he left. She had just turned fifty and thought her life was over. Belinda and her husband used the collaborative process to settle the terms of their divorce.

Caroline

Caroline was a high-flying executive before giving up work to care for their child.  Separation happened whilst the child was still young. It’s Over – Now What? So the decision has been made, either by you or your ex, or perhaps some combination of the both of you, and your relationship has officially ended. Now […]

Catherine

Catherine and her husband had been married for many years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. She had not worked during the marriage and her husband left her in a financially precarious position.

Denise

Denise and her husband divorced after six years of marriage. They had no children and Denise had continued to work during the marriage.

Erica

Erica and her husband divorced after three years of marriage. They had no children and Erica had worked throughout the relationship. They used the collaborative process for their divorce.

Frances

Frances’s husband had built the family’s fortune through his success in the financial markets. However the stress of this lifestyle created a fraught relationship and eventually, after fifteen years of marriage, Frances thought there was no alternative but to separate, anticipating their twelve-year-old son sharing his time between their homes. They used the collaborative process to reach their divorce settlement.

Georgia

Georgia and her husband had one young child and had had a relatively short marriage at the time of their divorce. Georgia was the main breadwinner in the family.

Jennifer

Jennifer had been in a civil partnership for over six years at the time the relationship came to an end. She and her partner did not have children and Jennifer had worked throughout the relationship.

Juliet

Juliet and her husband separated after almost 15 years of marriage. They had 3 young children aged 11, 9 and 6. Juliet and the children moved out, while her husband stayed in the family home. He was the sole income earner.

Kate

Kate and her husband had been married for over twenty years at the time of their divorce. They had three young children and Kate was a working mum.

Madeline

Madeline had been married for 10 years when her marriage came to an end. She and her husband had two children together. Madeline had two children from her previous marriage. Madeline and her husband negotiated an out of court settlement. Reaching the decision to divorce: The breakdown of the marriage was a long and tortuous […]

Poppy

Poppy and her husband had been married for 27 years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. It took just over a year from her first meeting to the conclusion of her divorce.

Sarah

Sarah and her husband had been together for 30 years and had been married for over 20 years when Sarah began divorce proceedings. They had one child who was taken ill during the course of the divorce.

Uma

Uma and her husband met at work. Married for two years, Uma realised that the relationship would not be life-long and involved lawyers to process the divorce and end the financial claims. Her husband avoided involvement, hoping for a change of mind. They had no joint assets, children or mortgages.

Vivienne

Vivienne and her husband had been married for almost thirty years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. Vivienne’s husband had a high profile job and she also worked during the marriage. They had tried couple counselling in the past. They used the collaborative process to agree the terms of their divorce settlement.

Wendy

Wendy had met her husband at university. Eventually ceasing work, she had been increasingly isolated in a large suburban home, raising the four children as her husband pursued a successful city career and then formed a relationship with a much younger work colleague.

Xanthe

Xanthe and Eric separated in their mid 40s after fifteen years of marriage. The marriage had seen careful management of professional earnings, resulting in substantial funds in off-shore trusts. Their three teenage children were in private school.

Yvonne

Yvonne married her husband when she was in her mid-20s and they separated after twenty four years of marriage with three children either at or just emerging from university. Each had a demanding career in medicine but there was uncertainty as to future earnings.

Zoe

Zoe and her husband had three young children at the time of their divorce. They had both worked during their fifteen year marriage.