Family breakdown and how to cope during the coronavirus pandemic:
Views from a Family Solicitor and Divorce Coach.
Natalie Sutherland, Head of the Family Department at A City Law Firm and Claire Black, Divorce Coach discuss how you can use coping strategies to help you through your divorce whilst also living through the pandemic lockdown.
Natalie and Claire discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting children’s arrangements, what you can and can’t do in terms of moving children between homes and how to manage these stressful times when dealing with a co-parent.
Starting or delaying your divorce and financial remedies proceedings is discussed and, importantly, Natalie and Claire discuss what you can do if you suspect you are in an abusive relationship, how to access help, and when you should be contacting your lawyer to take matters further.
Natalie Sutherland Head of Family at A City Law Firm
Natalie is a qualified family solicitor with 14 years’ experience. Natalie and her advises clients on the whole spectrum of family law issues, including divorce and dissolution, financial remedy applications, cohabitation claims for unmarried couples, complex children matters, international and domestic relocation disputes, surrogacy, co-parenting and fertility law, Schedule 1 (money) applications for children, variation of maintenance applications, freezing injunctions, and proceedings relating to domestic violence and occupation of the family home. Equally comfortable litigating and negotiating, Natalie relishes the challenge of finding creative and cost-effective solutions for her clients.
ACLF also has a litigation, employment, commercial and private client department. The firm has been actively involved in LGBTQ equality work and alternative family work since it was established in 2009. We are a Legal 500 firm and the founder was awarded Freedom of the City for her equality work so we can help you with all your needs during lockdown and after.
Our thriving family team are always on hand for video calls or telephone meetings to help during this time.
Claire Black Divorce Coach
Claire is a respected and experienced break-up & divorce coach. She specialises in working with people through break-up and divorce and will help you handle the emotional journey with dignity, see choices and make empowered decisions, so that when you are ready, you can create a new life that suits you. She has been through her own separation and divorce and has since trained to become a coach. She works alongside us, so that together we can support you through this transition as fully as possible.
Please do take a look at her website at here to get a good idea of Claire's positive and encouraging approach. There are a number of case studies on Claire's site, written by former clients who have benefitted from working with her - read them here , along with lots of blogs, radio interviews and videos.
Claire offers a free introductory phone session during which she will suggest strategies and techniques to help you.
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