• Judith's Divorce Blog http://judithsdivorceblog.blogspot.com/

    This blog comprises reflections and emotions associated with divorce as perceived by an experienced divorce practitioner but perhaps presented from a slightly different, frequently fictional, angle. It is intermingled with press releases and campaign material issued by Resolution


  • Save the Children - Reality Of Life As A Girl

    Save Children Reality Life Girl

    WELCOME Judith qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and was accredited as a family law specialist by Resolution. She also trained as a collaborative lawyer.... Read more

    Posted on 20 July 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - It's Been Over 2 Weeks Now

    Divorce Therapy It's Been Over Weeks

    Unable to cope with the immenseness of it all I have tried to ignore it, bury my head in the sand and distract myself by staring for hours on end at the... Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - Is This Day 6 Or 7?

    Divorce Therapy This

    I spent all day yesterday in bed and am unsure now of the date. Boris has decided he's not moving in after all and it transpires that Michael reckons he's in... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - Day 5

    Divorce Therapy

    Today I went shopping. Life has to go on and we neeed to eat. I bought myself a handbag in fine Italian leather and a pair of shoes to match. They went on my... Read more

    Posted on 28 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - Day 4

    Divorce Therapy

    Gideon, our financial adviser, spoke to me this morning. He did his best to reassure me but I was not convinced. As a result of this mess I know the money has... Read more

    Posted on 27 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - Day 3

    Divorce Therapy

    Jean Claude says "It wasn't a tight love affair anyway," and he "wants a quick divorce." I am angry again, VERY ANGRY. The Dutch pair over the road have... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy - Day 2

    Divorce Therapy

    Tell me how you felt yesterday. Yesterday, when I found out, I felt numb. All sensory feeling was suspended and a girdle of anxiety squeezed my chest. What did... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Divorce Therapy

    Divorce Therapy

    When I started this blog it was intended as a form of therapy, a cathartic diversion to the stresses and strains of life as a divorce lawyer. It has been many... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2016 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Christmas Creches

    Christmas Creches

    Back in December 2007 I wrote an entry on this blog about a Christmas crèche in Austria. It seems that the idea has caught on and this year we have seen a... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Family Law Reconnaissance Tour

    Family Reconnaissance Tour

    I returned from India this week where, as well as seeing the sights, I felt it to be my duty to undertake a reconnaissance mission on behalf of former family la... Read more

    Posted on 06 December 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Larry's Party

    Larry's Party

    It has taken me some time, eighteen years to be precise, but I have finally read "Larry's Party," by Carol Shields which was first published in 1997. Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The House of Social Media

    House Social Media

    Whilst travelling recently we undertook a guided tour of an 18th century Ottoman house. The guide showed us what he described as the gentlemen’s room and pointe... Read more

    Posted on 16 October 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival closed on Sunday after 25 days and more than 50,450 performances. It was gratifying to see, in the runners-up for Dave’s Funniest... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • A Spark of Solace

    Spark Solace

    Underneath the guise of an emotionally contained divorce lawyer there is invariably a soft personality who is easily moved to tears by beautiful music, films... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Remote Control

    Remote Control

    I took delivery of a new television set today. We now have his and her TVs, after I finally resolved that watching the screen when Outdoor Man controls the... Read more

    Posted on 05 August 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • An Upgrade


    Yesterday I upgraded the operating system on my computer to Windows 10. I think it was that word “upgrade,” because in doing so I was reminded of the client... Read more

    Posted on 31 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Special Places

    Special Places

    There are always special places for specific purposes. I imagine that somewhere there must be Mediation Towers, Collaborative Avenue and Negotiators' Nook to... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Match Point

    Match Point

    In the last two days we have seen examples of outcomes and contrasting ways to reach an outcome. Depending upon your standpoint, the word humiliation may even b... Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • In the Clink


    Whilst visiting Richmond (North Yorkshire) today, I came across the map above. In the bottom right hand corner it shows Clink Pond and a ducking stool. Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Grexit


    Every family lawyer across the land acts for at least one client who is arguing over money. Once upon a time, one couple, whom I shall refer to simply as... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY