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Can a Living Together Agreement Template be used to create a pre or postnup?

Can a Living Together Agreement Template be used to create a pre or postnup?

Absolutely.  You can use the whole process of creating the Life Plan and agreement even if you are married, or planning to get married. Even though you get more legal protection by being married, that doesn’t stop couples ending up with ongoing disagreements if their relationship should break down in the future.  So by discussing the future – positive dreams as well as the ‘what if’s’ – a couple can ensure that the future will be essentially one of agreement and peace for their...

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Scott Collier Photography

Scott Collier Photography

Scott takes photos of blended families, individuals looking to see themselves as the beautiful people they are (but may not feel it!), and also corporate work.    ...

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useful links

(Click here for full event information) SOS Village resource website – share your story Supporting Children through divorce: NSPCC resource list One Space single parent support...

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letting go & starting over ceremony for all to share

letting go & starting over ceremony for all to share

A UNIQUE CEREMONY FOR ALL VISITORS to join in A letting go and starting over ceremony – a shared experience Separation, divorce, losing job and bereavement are some of the most stressful things we will all have to face in our lives. With separation and divorce comes a maelstrom of feelings and emotions including anger, hurt, judgement, remorse and guilt. Often we feel the victim; things have been done to us, outcomes and events are not as we would have wished or expected.  We feel bad;...

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"Mediation" – what does that mean?

Are you separating from your partner? Are you having problems agreeing who pays for what? Are there children involved? Are you worried about mounting solicitors’ fees? Are you unable to talk to your partner without getting into an argument? Have you considered professional mediation? What is mediation? Mediation is a process entered into voluntarily by two parties in dispute where a neutral third party will help them to find a solution to their issues in a confidential environment. It aims to...

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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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Why I'm putting on the Starting Over Shows

Why I'm putting on the Starting Over Shows

Suzy Miller (center) with ex partner and his wife (2009) My partner ended our 10 year relationship in 2003.  Our three children were aged 6, 4 and 1 at the time, and it was the most painful and traumatic  experience of my life.  However, as the years passed, I soon became grateful that my ex had the courage to end a relationship that was not truly feeding either of us and we now have a healthy respect for each other. It was tough getting to where I am now, and on the way I learned that...

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single mum vs entrepreneur

Funnily enough – although I run an online directory of vetted professionals (www.certainshops.com), am creating the first UK resource site to signpost people through life changing experiences (about to be launched) and created the first UK divorce fairs – I have never written about the experience of combining single motherhood with business. And I’ve written about a lot, as you will see from many blog entries within www.startingovershow.co.uk. My experience of being a single...

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starting over in business

starting over in business

Franchise opportunities Silverdaze Jewelry Diane Serle: Silverdaze (UK) Ltd Unique silver jewelry franchise Silverdaze offers a unique jewelry franchise business opportunity.  Enabling you to fit in in around family and other personal commitments.  Overheads are kept to a minimum, maximising your profits.  London event. Referral marketing: This is a form of marketing that is only really successful if the product is extremely good – because if you are going to recommend a product or...

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is maintenance an 'insult' to women?

Would you pay £30,000 a year for your wife to run the home and raise a family?  That’s the estimated value of the stay at home mum should you have to replace her.  With the Conservative Party openly committing to making Pre-Nups more binding, will women themselves value their worth as stay at home mums? “Stop giving ex-wives these undeserved millions, says Baroness Deech”.  So screamed the Times Headline on 14 September 2009 as the Baroness gave her controversial views on whether...

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Getting Hitched Information Pack

With all the talk from Conservative think tanks about bribing couples to stay married (£40 a week – is that really going to be enough?) and cooling off periods, and suggestions from other comentators on making it harder to get married in the first place, I think they are all barking up the wrong tree.  Personally, I don’t think we should do anything that is essentially negative. Anyone with children knows that punishments and deterrents only have short term effect.  Why not make it...

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Are you financially worse off after divorce or break up if you never tied the knot?

Many people don’t realise this, but common law marriage doesn’t exist, and the financial implications of breakup during a recession can be very different depending on whether or not you have legally tied the knot. A survey by Starting Over Show (SOS) reveals that over 86% of the participants personally know someone going through a relationship break up or divorce during the last two years, and SOS believes that statistic is likely to increase due to the financial pressures of the...

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Seven things NOT to do when getting Divorced or breaking up

As the producer of the first UK divorce fair in March 2009, I have become very involved in the practical and emotional consequences that beset those of us who have been through divorces and significant relationship break ups. I decided to ask my friends for advice that they might share based on their own personal experiences. 1 Be careful what you agree to For example, a settlement that has the condition of spousal maintenance payments ending on the remarriage (or cohabitation) of the...

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