Just had an interesting day in Manchester at the Resolution Family Law Solicitors conference giving a talk to Family Lawyers on the emotional impact of divorce. Really, the message was for lawyers to be mindful that clients aren’t just looking for legal advice but a steer on the emotional impact of their separation. It is important for lawyers to be mindful that a client who instructs them, does not just have legal issues to deal with and a real service will be done, if it is recognised that clients should be referred to therapists or counsellors who can help them process this bereavement. This will make the legal process less painful for them to deal with and produce better outcomes. How is a person to make well informed decisions when riding an emotional roller coaster.