With so many couples now relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad when they set up home together, divorce throws up a whole new set of problems for parents who want to safeguard the investment they made in the early stages of the relationship.
Once an agreement is reached this should be put into a formal document to ensure that the terms of the agreement are clear, fully understood by both of you, and will protect each of you from possible further claims in the future.
Most people who come to see us for the first time are very nervous about doing so. It is a big thing to accept that your marriage has got to the stage where you feel you need legal advice about a separation.
We know how hard it is for you to come and talk to us. But remember you are not alone in how you are feeling. Everyone feels the same way.
You are not alone: almost everyone worries about legal fees. We understand that no one wants additional stress in what is an already stressful situation when you are separating or divorcing. However, investing in very the best legal advice is the best investment you can make for your future. There’s no point in you saving a little on legal costs if this means you get a smaller financial settlement.
If you have been ordered by the court to pay your ex maintenance, there can be serious consequences if you just cut them off. You may feel you have good reason to do so but you will put yourself in a difficult position if you take any action without having specialist advice first.
Harrogate Family Law is 8 today! To mark this milestone our Managing Director and the Firm’s founder, Andrew Meehan, has been asked his thoughts on the last 8 years and what the future holds for Harrogate Family Law.
Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.
We understand that when you are separating or divorcing, you want it over and done with as painlessly as possible. You also will want the right outcome for you and your family.
Your situation will inevitably be different to every other couple that breaks up. Your situation will be unique. You may be worrying about what the future holds and how you are going to be financially secure in the future.
You need to pick a solicitor you trust as a person and as a specialist.
1. Time: the greatest healer?
You may find yourself in shock. This may be a position you never thought you would end up in. You probably have no idea what to do. It sounds like a cliché, but time really is a great healer. It is important to take some time for you. Do the things you like doing and make an effort to put yourself first.
We have compiled and busted what we find are the top 10 divorce myths. Read on to find out what they are and how they could affect you.