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A Money Life Coach’s tips for improving your money mindset

Money Life Coach, Fanny Snaith, joins us to share insight into creating a healthy relationship with money to help you reach your financial destination.

Where do you want to be financially?

Deciding what we want in life and setting goals is tricky when we don’t trust or believe in ourselves to achieve them. If you’ve recently become divorced or separated and found yourself a solo money manager again you might feel daunted by the future. Please know that with a little courage and a lot of curiosity – all will be well. Let me explain more.

When working with clients who want to improve their financial mindset, I invite them to see the money side of their life as a financial adventure. This can be a challenge if, like many, you feel managing money is complex or overwhelming. It can feel especially challenging if you’re partner has always managed your

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Why we need surrogacy law reform

Stowe Solicitor Megan Brookfield, looks at the reasons why the Law Commission’s delayed surrogacy bill is still vital to ensure that UK law keeps pace with family life. 

It has recently been announced by the Law Commissions that the draft surrogacy bill has been delayed until Spring 2023. It’s at that point the government will consider and debate the bill, meaning there will be even more time needed to pass the legislation through parliament and then implement the changes, further delaying any law reform.

The current surrogacy law

The Law surrounding Surrogacy in England and Wales has not changed for a significant period of time, despite the ongoing change and variety in family dynamics across the UK and the increasing number of people choosing surrogacy.

Surrogacy is governed by the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 and in addition, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in 2008. It has been

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If I am in the Military Does My Spouse Automatically Get Half of My Retirement

If I am in the military, does my wife automatically get half of my military benefits when we divorce? There is a law set into place that protects former spouses of people who have served in the military. It is called the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. It was enacted by congress in 1982 as a way to prove former spouses of members of the military financial protection. This law is a way for states to split military pay between the spouses in the event of a divorce. Half of Military Retirement

Getting an uncontested divorce while in the military may have different difficulties or complications as opposed to getting a divorce as a civilian. This is due mainly to the fact that congress has enacted this law. Another main complication that may arise when getting a divorce in the military is determining where you should file for a divorce in Shelby County

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How does a judge decide who gets the house in an Alabama divorce

How does a judge decide who gets the marital home in a divorce? The marital home is often the most valuable asset that a couple will have. It is the place where they both live and raise their children. This is why the marital home is often the most disputed asset in the course of a divorce. Generally the first thing that you need to do is consult an experienced divorce attorney in AlabasterHow does judge decide to split property

Then you will need to determine how much the house is worth. Usually this can be done by looking at the fair market value of the home. It is also important that you and your spouse come to an agreement on what both of you think the fair market price of the home should be. It is important that you come to an agreement because it is likely that if the house is sold, that

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How to overcome loneliness after divorce

Anyone can experience loneliness. Whether alone or when in company, we each have different reasons for feeling lonely. However, if chronic or long-term loneliness is left unresolved it can begin to impact on our mental health.

Divorce or separation means letting go of some areas of your life that are no longer right for you and brings inevitable change. This can cause a blend of feelings including loneliness.

What causes loneliness after divorce?

Reasons for feeling lonely differ widely from person to person. However there are some common factors often brought about by divorce or separation:

  • Separation from your children – the end of a relationship often means separation not only from your ex-partner, but from your children while they spend time with their other parent. In a relatively short space of time, you can go from living all together and seeing each other daily, to spending longer than you’re

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