10 Easy Steps to Take Back Control When You’re Separating (Part 1)

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 also important to make some time for you.  Do things you like doing and make an effort to put yourself first as much as possible.

Can you co-parent with a narcissist?

If you have been married to, and divorced a narcissist, you will be more than aware of their personality traits and the impact that has had on you.  But now you have removed yourself from that situation, how to you learn how to co-parent with them?  Is it even possible to co-parent with them?  In short yes, but only in a limited way.

What should I expect from my first meeting with my solicitor?

Taking the first step of getting legal advice when a relationship ends can be very daunting.  At Harrogate Family Law we understand how hard it can be to come in and meet with a solicitor. These are some of the worries that people have told us they had:

How do I “divorce-proof” my business?

We deal with many cases involving SME’s and businesses.  The impact on a business of a marriage breakdown can be significant:

  • It can be difficult to focus on your work while you are dealing with the emotional fallout of your separation. This can affect financial performance, the value of the business and the level of your income.
  • The business interest may well be an asset to be considered in the financial settlement.
  • If the business is run as a joint venture by both of you, the future of the business will need to be decided

Could ignoring a court order in your divorce land you in prison?

When you are going through financial proceedings during your divorce, there can be two types of court order:

  • One which sets out the terms of the financial settlement and is either agreed by the parties or imposed by the judge and usually comes at the end of the proceedings; and
  • Within the proceedings, there can be case management orders setting out the documents or information required to progress to a final settlement.