How to pay your divorce costs

The cost of seeking expert legal advice can be such a concern for some people that they delay going to a solicitor until they absolutely have to. This is completely understandable, particularly at a time when your future financial security is so uncertain.  But the issue of how you pay your divorce costs is something we can help you with and it shouldn’t stop you getting the support you need. The sooner you get expert legal advice, the better.

10 surprising reasons that your marriage could be headed towards a divorce

When you think about possible reasons why people get divorced, the more obvious ones tend to spring to mind: One person having an affair?  Financial difficulties?  A lack of love and affection?  However, there are other, not as obvious reasons that over time can be detrimental to a relationship.  Do you treat your house like a hotel?  Are you addicted to social media?  Read on to see if any of these feel familiar:

How Do I Serve Divorce Papers on my Spouse?

Before starting the divorce process, it is important to seek specialist family law advice to discuss your situation in depth.  This is an important first step because it allows you to think about the outcome you would like to achieve and make sure that you are prepared for the road ahead. Your solicitor’s support will be invaluable as you draw up your divorce petition. It’s likely that you are doing this for the very first time, but your solicitor is not, and the experience they can share with you will help you feel reassured that you are making the right decisions.

Survival Guide: How to tell your children you are separating

Research has shown that the memory of how a child first learns about their parents’ divorce tends to stick with them. This is why it’s worth spending a bit of time discussing how you’ll break the news. It will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult conversations you have as a family but, if dealt with carefully, it can smooth the way for greater understanding and easier co-parenting in the months and years that follow.

Dividing pensions on divorce: How to choose the right option

There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce.  Pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders and offsetting.  It’s important to choose the right option for your circumstances or you may lose out financially.  Therefore, we have put a helpful guide below to help you understand more about these different options.

We are separating amicably – do I need a solicitor?

It is always preferable to resolve the child arrangements and the division of assets amicably.

It is often a more cost-effective way to divorce, as well as minimising the stress and disruption that an acrimonious separation can cause. We are always supportive of clients who want to achieve an amicable settlement.