Like the divorce lawyers mentioned in this American article, I often see patterns when meeting with new clients who are experiencing marriage breakdown.

Along with those identified in the article, I would say a common issue is comparing one's own life and marriage to that of others. This is particularly the case in the modern world with social media and portrayal of "perfect family life" is so frequent.

When I first meet with a new client, exploring the possibility of reconciliation and the benefits and options of relationship counselling or family therapy are always discussed. If you believe it may be helpful to be put in touch with such an expert, please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to provide you with their contact details.

Should the tips be too late, or therapy be unsuccessful divorce proceedings may be necessary and at that stage the reason the relationship had broken down needs to be identified. To divorce in this country it is necessary to show that a marriage has irretrievably broken down. This can be proved by showing one of five facts; unreasonable behaviour, adultery, separation for two or five years or desertion.

Unreasonable behaviour only needs to be unreasonable to the person commencing the divorce proceedings, and this can often feel frustrating for the other person who may not believe the marriage is at an end. More details about the divorce procedure and options can be found at:

Should you need any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.