Category Archives: Relationship Breakdown

Divorce Advice

When a relationship ends it can be an extremely emotional and stressful time, so the prospect of starting divorce proceedings can seem daunting.

Unravelling joint lives is not easy and even more challenging when going through a difficult time when emotions are high and trust is low.

Most people would prefer to part on good, amicable terms but this is not always easy to achieve. Important decisions have to be made. There may be financial matters to resolve and if you have children you will also have to plan a new parenting arrangement together.

It is important to have an understanding of what is a reasonable arrangement and realistic in the circumstances – whether that is how to split the matrimonial assets or resolve the arrangements for the children. Every family is unique but there are established principles in law that apply in all cases and it is important to be aware of those principles when you are negotiating or planning.

It is possible to finalise the arrangements about children without having to go to court. It is advisable though to have the arrangements in writing to avoid any confusion and mitigate the possibility of later disagreement.

Arrangements with regard to children are never truly final because this needs to be flexible however this is different with agreements about divorce finances. The divorce financial agreement needs to be made binding by the court in the form of an order if you want to rely on it.

Our expert divorce solicitors can help. Over the years, we have helped many families to resolve issues involving the home, finances and the care of children. We have earned a reputation for a sensitive and understanding approach when dealing with clients involved in emotional and stressful situations.

Whenever possible, we encourage people to work together constructively to settle issues amicably.

We offer a free 30-minute appointment for all Family Matters as well as fixed packages. Please do contact us, even if you feel that you are only in the very early stages of discussions with your partner or simply to assess your legal options.

The first step is to arrange a meeting with one of our solicitors. Please call us on 01326 316655 or email us to make an appointment to come and see us.

Separation and Relationship Breakdown – New Pages

We have updated a number of pages within our Relationship Breakdown section. The new pages are as follows:

Children and Separation

One out of two relationships today breaks down permanently and in many cases this involves children….

Counselling Advice during/after Separation

Counselling can help you work out your problems – either with your partner or on your own….

Financial Advice During Separation

The financial implications of a divorce or separation are possibly the most serious in terms of the practical and emotional impact on the couple and their children…

Mediation Advice for Couples

Under the new Family Procedure Rules 2010, emphasis is placed on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)…

Protection from Domestic Violence

If you are being physically, mentally or sexually abused by someone you live with, or are being threatened by them, that is domestic abuse or violence…

Useful Contacts for Separation

A list of organisations that can be of use when you are involved in a separation.

Splitting Up when Living Together

If you aren’t married or in a civil partnership, there is nothing to legally tie you to a relationship….

Regaining Your Independence

The next topic we are working on is Regaining your Independence which will feature the following content:

Continuing Care
Advice on Continuing Care
Continuing Care after a stay in hospital
Being Discharged to a care home
Advice on Being Discharged to a care home
support for mental health issues
support for learning disabilities
Advice on community alarm services
community alarm services
Palliative Care
Live in Care
Advice on Palliative Care
Advice on Live in Care
Home Help
Support at Home
Homecare Advice
Care and support around the home
Advice on Living independently

Pages will be added soon and links posted on this blog.