When it comes to divorce, what will happen regarding the finances is a big deal. It can be very difficult to remain objective when your future could be dependent on the outcome of negotiations taking place during your separation. This is reason enough to have expert legal advice.
No matter how civil your divorce is, worries about financial uncertainty can cause a significant amount of stress. How will you split your assets? Will you be able to stay in the family home? What will happen with your joint accounts?
It pays to be as prepared as possible, and at Harrogate Family Law we’re here to help you with that.
Take a step back
Divorce is an emotional and stressful time. It can be difficult to stay rational when emotions are heightened and tension is at the fore. This is why it’s important not to rush into any major decisions before you’ve taken legal advice
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by money worries, it can help to share your concerns with trusted friends and family. Once you’re in a better frame of mind, you’ll be able to approach financial matters more calmly, and the decisions you make will be better thought out rather than made in the heat of the moment.
Don’t use the children
Your children should never be used as a weapon to gain or withhold money from your ex-partner. It’s not fair on anyone, most of all the children. Aside from that, this is a tactic that’s frowned upon by the family court should your divorce require its intervention.
When going through a divorce, the needs of your children should be your priority. With the assistance of your solicitor, you’ll need to decide how you’re both going to cover their living costs, especially if you’re planning to co-parent. Your divorce shouldn’t just be about getting the right deal for yourself, but about what’s best for your children and their future.
Get the right legal team
With a trusted legal team in your corner, you’ll be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes to what you’re entitled to.
Whilst engaging a solicitor costs money, in many cases, it can pay dividends in terms of the outcome and concluding matters far more efficiently, and it will also avoid costly mistakes and hidden risks. The aid of an expert family lawyer can ease money worries, but your solicitor will also help you to manage expectations and think about long-term solutions rather than just the here and now.
When we act for clients, it’s always our aim to achieve a fair deal and keep disputes out of court wherever possible.
At Harrogate Family Law, we’re proud to put you at the centre of everything we do. We’re here to make your divorce as straightforward as possible, especially when it comes to difficult decisions around arrangements for the children and financial settlements.
We know every situation is unique and we’re here to get you the best possible outcome for your future.
Contact us to find out more.