Separation seminar puts spotlight on amicable ways of parting

Antony Ball, Polly Ker and Vanessa Fox

A collaboration of family professionals will equip people undergoing separation or divorce with tips and techniques on how to part amicably. 

The “Separating Sensibly” seminar at hlw Keeble Hawson, Capitol House, Russell St, Leeds LS1 5SP on May 8 will outline the benefits of reducing stress and disruption, particularly in situations where children are involved.

The second event of its kind to be hosted by the firm will be jointly presented by Vanessa Fox and Antony Ball from the family law department and mortgage and protection advisor, Polly Ker from Optimum Financial Solutions. The session will also include relationship and life coach support.

Exploring the legal, financial and emotional dimensions to parting, the free of charge event is open to anyone going through a separation as well as friends of those who are separating or anyone with a professional interest.

Vanessa Fox said: “During my lengthy career, I have had experience of the many short-term and long-term advantages to an amicable separation. The seminar will highlight how couples can reduce stress, trauma and disruption for themselves and their families if they work in partnership, and also access financial, emotional and legal support at an early stage.”

Polly Ker said: “People often lose sight of practicalities at highly traumatic times. Making the right decisions about money and living arrangements can be difficult, and our aim is to help them achieve this through cooperation.”

From a life coach point of view, separation provokes a variety of emotions and the seminar will discuss ways to manage these and to refocus and face the future with confidence.

A question and answer session will be included and attendees can discuss specific issues on a one-to-one basis with all speakers.  

To book your place for the May 8 seminar which runs from 5.30pm-7.30pm go to


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.