19th Feb 2014

Limited spaces for new workshop – When Harry Left Sally: Grey Divorce

Presented by Marion Korn of Mutual Solutions and Family Law in Partnership’s Ruth Smallacombe

Ruth Smallacombe, family consultant and mediator with Family Law in Partnership will be running a new workshop exploring the emotional, financial and practical aspects of the grey divorce.  This workshop will look at the support that the collaborative divorce professionals and mediators can provide as these clients move from long term marriages and relationships.

The course will be expertly presented with Marion Korn, the author of the new book When Harry Left Sally; Finding your way through grey divorce 

This course has been designed for mediators and collaborative practitioners from all professional backgrounds.

Full details below


The latest statistics show that divorce among couples in their 50s, 60s and beyond continues to rise. Complex financial, emotional and legal challenges often occur when unravelling these long term marriages or relationships. As divorce professionals our goal is to ensure clients transition from their marriages or relationships to their separate lives with both the resources to which they are entitled and the resources they need. What happens to them after that is part of what makes this area of practice different as well as challenging. 

This workshop will present a case study that follows a couple divorcing in their 60’s through to their remarriages. Studies in the US show that 80% of grey divorcees date after divorce and a third of those remarry. The workshop will examine capacity issues, adult children and their concerns for the financial wellbeing of their re-partnering parents, three generation families blending, care and support of parents and their new elderly partners and, of course, how we as family dispute resolution experts can provide emotional, legal and financial support.

Ruth Smallacombe of Family Law in Partnership and Marion Korn of Mutual Solutions will present the workshop.

Ruth Smallacombe is an accredited mediator, counsellor, practice consultant and trainer of mediators, lawyers and therapists. As a founder member of London based Family Law in Partnership, Ruth maintains a high profile in the mediation, collaborative and counselling fields. She sits on a number of professional committees and is involved in lecturing, charity work and further developing interdisciplinary co-operation for the benefit of families.

Marion Korn is a family lawyer based in Toronto, Canada with over 28 years experience working with separating couples and families. She has a Masters of Law degree in Dispute Resolution and is an internationally recognized collaborative law educator and accredited family mediator. She teaches dispute resolution at the university level, and trains professional groups in collaborative practice. Marion is the co-founder of Mutual Solutions, providing a unique legal/financial service to divorcing couples. In 2013 she published the well received book “When Harry Left Sally: Finding Your Way Through Grey Divorce” which is receiving considerable media attention.  


Venue: Family Law in Partnership, 1 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QL.

Date and time: Monday 10th March 2014 from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. The workshop will be followed by the launch of Marion’s new book “When Harry Left Sally: Finding Your Way Through Grey Divorce”

Workshop registration fee: £100 (plus VAT) payable in advance.

To order your place on this limited number course contact Gemma Miller at Family Law in Partnership (email: gm@flip.co.uk or tel: 020 7420 5000) by Monday 3rd March 2014