Why You Shouldn’t Get Divorce Advice From Someone Who Has Been Divorced

Why You Shouldn’t Get Divorce Advice From Someone Who Has Been Divorced

 

You might think that asking someone who has been divorced for advice about how to get a divorce would be a good thing to do. But often it is a very bad idea indeed.

Because it depends how their divorce went. If it was messy, expensive, traumatic – getting their advice is a bit like asking a gun owner to show you how to use a gun – only he’s got a bullet in his leg from when the gun misfired. And he can’t quite understand how it all happened because he was doing everything he should do just right – so it must be the fault of the gun, or the gun manufacturers.

Meanwhile he has a bullet in his leg and he is an ‘expert’ on how to use guns because he (mis)fired one, once.

Just because someone has experienced a divorce, that doesn’t make them an expert on a better way to divorce.

So before a self-proclaimed expert starts giving you divorce advice, remember to ask them a few questions first.

Questions like: “Did you do any research? Oh, ok, you just went to a lawyer. That was it?”

Questions like: “How is your co-parenting relationship these days? Ah, not so good? Haven’t seen the kids for months because she is still angry about the divorce settlement and that flash barrister you used? That must be depressing.”

Questions like: “Did you get any expert financial advice? No? And you’ve worked out that the divorce settlement you made wasn’t one you could actually sustain? That’s awkward. Back to court again then?”

What I suggest, is that you don’t mistake bad experiences for ‘knowledge’ – ask the right questions before you decide who to listen to.

You don’t want to shoot yourself in the leg.

Suzy Miller
Divorce Strategist

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Bringing Divorce-Focused Professionals Together – and some other interesting people

Bringing Divorce-Focused Professionals Together – and some other interesting people

On a cold and misty Thursday November evening, a group of mediators, financial planners and transformational coaches – plus some other very interesting people – gathered at The Ram Inn in Firle to sip a glass of wine and learn a bit about how to use facebook more effectively, and also to hear some of Vivienne Smith’s personal story and how she support single mums.

It was an opportunity for professionals to view the divorce situation from different angles, and to see how they could collaborate and further serve their clients through those collaborations.

Divorce Strategist Suzy Miller interviewed on Hailsham Radio

The Martina Mercer Show with Suzy Miller, Divorce Strategist 23.7.17

“On Sunday 23rd July, Martina was joined by special guest Suzy Miller, a Divorce Strategist who specialises in guiding UK families towards amicable ways to divorce. We discussed the subject of the divorce procedure and the brand new DIY/self-managed divorce resource, which gives red alerts to how what seemed simple to start with can easily turn unpleasant.

A highly informative and educational show recommended for anyone either thinking of getting or who are going through a divorce.”

Martina Mercer

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