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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to come and see us.