Introducing “Life Skills”

Separation and Divorce can be overwhelming. It’s a time of heightened emotion and change which most are unprepared for.  You may be moving to a new area, taking over new responsibilities and possibly restarting your career – all at the same time! It’s a lot to handle, and you may find your usual support networks at a loss to help you if they haven’t experienced divorce or separation themselves.

We Understand the Challenges Ahead

At Umbrella Family Law, we fully understand the challenges you face during this time and we’re committed to making it easier for you. We want to help you with both the legal and personal aspects.  We’ll stay engaged with you for the long term.

We’ve created a list of both emotional and practical items that our clients have found helpful in getting them on the road to a new life.   The ‘practical’ list includes items that you may not have had to think about before (as your previous partner may have handled these jobs) and the ‘emotional’ list includes important topics and articles designed to ensure you look after your most important asset – you!

We’ve sourced a team of experts to provide articles full of advice, tips and short cuts to help you on your way.  There’s no reason that change has to be bad. In fact you may find that you’re on the way to an exciting new chapter in your life.

We’ll Help You Start Your New Life

Each week we’ll present a new article on our website which will also be posted on our Facebook page.

From the emotional aspect, we’ll have specialised therapists providing information on:

  • Why it’s important to speak to someone
  • Accepting your feelings / processing the pain
  • Taking care of yourself emotionally and physically
  • Avoiding power struggles and arguments
  • Taking time for yourself and your interests
  • Thinking positively
  • Tips for talking to your children
  • Maintaining stability and other routines
  • Keeping a journal
  • Finding a support group
  • Telling friends and family

From the practical viewpoint, we have trusted colleagues (including a nutritionist, mechanic, property and insurance expert) lined up to help you with:

  • Quick and healthy dinner ideas
  • Decluttering your house
  • How to pack a lunch box
  • Basic tips and tricks for your car
  • Personal insurance
  • Selling and buying property
  • A check list for changing for name
  • Updating your wardrobe
  • Re-entering the workforce
  • Cyber-security
  • How to travel alone

We Know That Life Will Get Better

We’ve seen it time and time again.  At some point in the process, you’ll start to realise that you’re so much more than your relationship status and that life goes on and even gets better after separation or divorce.

If there’s another topic we can help you with, or if you have any queries about potential separation or divorce, feel free to reach out for a chat.  At Umbrella Family Law, we’re in this together.