The Reluctant Divorcee

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I’ve never considered writing a blog before; it’s the kind of thing other people do. I’m more of a fact-based person but things are so all over the place at the moment that writing down my thoughts and feelings suddenly feels like the right thing to do. It helps me to organise my thoughts a bit, and who knows, someone else might read this who’s going through the same thing. So here it is: My blog, by Rebecca Green.
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Climbing the Financial Disclosure Mountain

Worried this week about how on earth I’m going to complete Form E – my financial disclosure statement. Marilyn has stressed its’ importance and that I need to take the time to do it properly as it’s the basis of how we split our finances and agree maintenance. I just need to get stuck into it – rather like getting started on an essay! Fortunately, finding the paperwork was straightforward as I’ve been managing utility bills and paying for the children’s activities for a while now. But I need time to think about what I spend money on – and think about future expenses too.

This form, Form E, is a mammoth 27-page document that captures every financial detail of my life – from how much I spend on a haircut or Lottie’s ballet lessons, right through to the water and gas bills, and holidays. It lists all my assets, savings, life insurance policies, and personal belongings worth more than £500. Luckily, many of the pages don’t apply to me as I’m employed and my assets are few but it’s going to take time to complete, particularly section 3 where I list all of my outgoings. Thank goodness for Marilyn’s prompt sheet.

Time to find some childcare and a strong cup of coffee!