When you first start thinking about divorce and all the challenges that lie ahead it can all feel pretty overwhelming. In our experience, the way things are handled in the initial stages before you divorce can have a big impact on the outcome and how long the whole process takes.
Under the current law, introduced in 1973, couples must blame the other to get a divorce, unless they have been separated for two years. To blame the other person, they must cite either their “unreasonable behaviour” or their adultery. This is not very helpful for those couples who have mutually agreed that their marriage has broken down, but there is no one at fault.
Father’s Day can be a difficult time for separated parents.
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
Taking the decision to separate is not an easy one and the added complexity of living in the same home can make the situation feel unbearable.
Deciding to get a divorce is difficult. It may feel like your life is being turned upside down. However, it is possible to take control of the situation and make it work for you.
We understand that the prospect of divorce, if you are financially dependent on your spouse, can be scary and seem impossible. You might be wary of obtaining legal advice because you are unsure how you will pay for it.
A dog is very much part of the family and if you have reached the decision that your marriage has come to an end, it is natural that you will be worried about who your dog will live with.
We would always recommend that you talk to a specialist family lawyer as soon as possible when you are thinking about whether or not to divorce.
Many people delay things, often because they think they can sort a lot of issues out themselves and save money.
The word narcissist is thrown around quite a lot, but what is a narcissist and how can you spot one? We have put together a few signs that could help you recognise if you have one living in your own home.