Participant Selection Questionnaire
Suzi Godson PhD Research

"Thank you for listening to my story so well. You seemed genuinely interested and I really appreciated having the chance to talk to someone who did not judge what I was saying. Talking to you actually helped me see how far I have come over the past 2 years" Research Participant, February, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to fill in this short questionnaire. It has been designed to ensure that participants meet the specific research criteria for my study. If you are selected for the study and you agree to participate, you will be interviewed twice; once when you join the study and again, a year later.  
The primary aim of the study is to understand the experience of midlife divorce for women whose children are adults. The study will also compare the experience of using mediation against the experience of using lawyers to negotiate a divorce agreement. This will provide much needed insight into the benefits or challenges of each path to divorce. The study has ethical approval from Birkbeck university and my supervisor is Jonathan A. Smith.

* 1. Are you female?

* 2. What is your date of birth?


* 4. Are you currently in the process of getting divorced?

* 5. Was this your first marriage?

* 6. How long were you married for?

1 year 25
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 8. How old is your youngest child?

* 9. Are there any other details that you would like to add about your marriage?

* 10. Did you initiate divorce proceedings and are you the petitioner?

* 11. Did your husband initiate divorce proceedings and are you the respondent?

* 12. Have you attended a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM)?

* 13. Have you spoken with a lawyer?

* 14. Have you received Decree Nisi

* 15. Have you received Decree Absolute?

* 16. Are you currently employed

* 17. What is your annual salary?

* 18. Do you intend to use lawyers to negotiate your divorce agreement?

* 19. Do you intend to use mediation to negotiate your divorce agreement?

* 20. Would you be willing to take part in a study which will assess your experience of the divorce process?

* 21. If you would like to know more, or are willing to participate, please provide contact details so that I can get in touch with you.

If you would like to find out more about the study email:

* 22. What is your approximate average household income?