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Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart is a divorce lawyer with a twist; an ex-barrister, relationship expert and founder of iFamiliesUK, a divorce and relationship consultancy, championing family health and wellbeing. With 1 in 3 marriages ending, Sheela is leading the way in tackling the beast that costs society £51bn per year!

With 30+ years of legal expertise, Sheela has a front row seat to divorce. Today, she leverages this wealth of insights to her practice forging a new path. Armed with innovative coaching techniques, she is your go-to divorce lawyer with a twist . She prioritises rescuing and saving marriages, reminding us that love is worth fighting for to avoid the courtroom! She has saved 100+ marriages.

But if marriages are unsalvageable, Sheela becomes the “Divorce Whisperer” guiding clients to Divorce Smarter. Armed with out-of-court settlements and post-divorce harmony strategies, she eases the emotional pain during divorce and save families their hard-earned cash.

Sheela has been dubbed the “Relationship Guru” in her extensive international and national media appearances. It’s Sheela’s mission to help everyone ‘Get Relationship Smarter’, strengthening the nation’s relationship health and resilience, one family at a time.

30+ years
Legal expertise & relationship coaching
Marriages saved
1 IN 5
Clients reconcile after 3 sessions
Divorce clients settle out of court
Press + Radio + TV Features
In the press
Daily Mail

"Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart, founder of FamiliesUK, says many cohabitees are under the false impression they are common law spouses, with the same guaranteed protections and financial and legal rights as married couples."

Daily Mail

  • Midlife crisis is a phenomenon that affects some 58 per cent of men in the UK
  • Matrimonial consultant Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart reveals the warning signs
  • She explains five simple ways for dealing with your husband's midlife crisis

Daily Mail

"Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart is a Matrimonial Consultant and Relationship Guru on a crusade to reduce relationship breakdown in society by making us 'relationship-smarter."


"My lawyers were ludicrously litigious, eye-wateringly expensive and my case was moving at a snail's pace, with no resolution in sight! I desperately needed a fresh perspective and quick pathway to resolution. Thank God I found Sheela!"

"Everyone needs a Sheela on their team! Sheela helped me to save a lot on legal expenses, as she settled my case out of court within 6 months and my ex and I have a good post-divorce relationship and co-parent well."

Areas of expertise
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Divorce Legal Services
  • Pre-Split Advice & Coaching
  • Post-Divorce Coaching
  • Mentoring