Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is situated in North West England and has a population of around 2.8 million people. It is the third largest county in England after Greater London and The West Midlands. It’s also known for it’s link to industrial innovation and is a cultural hub.

What to see and do in Greater Manchester

BBC Tour at MediaCityUK – Visit the world of BBC Broadcasting – Dock House, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2DH

Visit Manchester United – The home to Manchester United and Old Trafford Stadium – M16 0RA

Cloud 23 at The Hilton – Enjoy cocktails and food with a view at Manchester’s tallest building with panoramic views of the city – Cloud 23 at The Hilton, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ.

Science and Industry Museum – Discover 250 years of innovations and science brought to life – Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP

Dunham Massey House and Gardens – A National Trust garden for all seasons with ancient deer park and house – Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ

There is plenty to do and see in the area including visiting Manchester itself. If you are a football fan, and even if they are a rival team, you may want to visit the Etihad Stadium for a brilliant day out. The Manchester City stadium visit allows you to visit the changing rooms, walk down the players tunnel and see the conference room – Ashton New Road Etihad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF 

Another popular go-see is The John Rylands Museum which is home to ome of the world’s important collections of rare books and manuscripts. It is part of the University of Manchester – 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH.

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If you need a family law firm we have sourced the following in the Manchester area.

Austin Kemp Solicitors are based at 82 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. They say “We focus on complex finance divorce cases. By delivering strategic advice which is high quality, focused and consistently excellent we maintain an outstanding success record.”

Didsbury Family Law of 833 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 5WD say “We are a specialist law firm dealing with all aspects of family law including divorce, financial settlement, child arrangements and pre-nuptial & cohabitation arrangements.”

Myerson Solicitors – “Based in Altrincham, Manchester we offer an alternative approach to legal services. We recruit the finest lawyers, who are personable and approachable which enables us to provide you with an enthusiastic and unrivalled service. Over 35 years our team has grown to 20 partners and 100 staff, with experts in many specialisms and sectors”. – Grosvenor House, 20 Barrington Rd, Altrincham WA14 1HB

Family Law Solicitors Manchester – “We will protect your rights”. – 10th Floor, Regus, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Hall Brown Family Law – “Hall Brown is an award-winning boutique family law firm in Manchester, London and Sheffield offering best-in-class advice on a full range of family law services”. – Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU 

More help and support in Manchester

If you are looking for a therapist to help you through divorce or bereavement, Diane Swaine features in The Hug Directory and is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

Integrated Dispute Resolution can offer you experts for family law proceedings such as Private Social Workes and Forensic Accountants. They also feature in The Hug Directory.

Divorce and splitting assets

Everyone has to move forwards and it could be that the family home has to be sold to create two new separate homes. House buying and selling is stressful enough, but add that to a separation and blood pressure levels are likely to go through the roof! All parties are anxious and afraid about how the future is going to pan out. Assets have to be split; furniture, family heirlooms. Everything right down to who is going to have the cutlery. 

It’s an extremely tough period in even the most resilient person’s life; it is certainly not weak to ask for professional help if required. In fact, maybe everyone should get counselling or coaching through this most horrendous time, to keep their feet on the ground. Tempers are frayed and small issues can become ginormous. People who have been through the process talk about turning to alcohol, cigarettes or serial dating for sex, as a crutch to get them through. Working with a therapist can help people to understand that what is happening right now is not going to last forever. It is just a phase in life and part of the journey to arrive in a better place. 

Separation and divorce with kids

When the bigger issues, such as children and the courts are finalised, life can seem a very quiet and drama free place. It can be almost too calm and some people suffer symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). The term “Divorce Stress Syndrome” is fast becoming a familiar term. Feeling tired or hopeless, no longer enjoying anything in life and even thoughts of suicide can indicate serious depression issues. 

The stress of a separation can also manifest itself in anxiety, panic attacks, anger or substance abuse. Few people realise that depression is common with PTSD, which many usually believe only happens to people in combat situations or who have experienced violent crime and the suchlike. Something like a life-changing divorce can in fact lead into PTSD and in the shadows of this is Depression. It is very important to seek medical advice if you believe that yourself, or someone you know may be suffering from PTSD or Depression. 

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