In some cases, particularly after a particularly bitter or difficult separation, a child’s feelings towards one parent can be psychologically manipulated by the other.
Divorce can be difficult no matter the circumstances but when you run a family business together, there are even more complications. It’s important to consider what are the best options for you and your family business if your marriage comes to an end.
When parents separate there can be issues over the arrangements for children and, in particular, how your children’s time will be divided on special occasions such as Christmas.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Getting the right divorce lawyer for you is very important. You are going through perhaps the most difficult time of your life and you need to know that you have the very best on your side. We have compiled 5 questions that we feel are essential to ask you family lawyer and explained why speaking to us is the best next step you can take.
We have put together and busted the top 10 divorce myths. Read on to find out what they are and how they could affect you.
Have you considered doing your divorce yourself? Lots of people have. In today’s world, where there is so much information online, it has arguably never been easier. With technological advances it is easy to see why people can feel empowered to get a divorce without the need for legal support. However, is that a good thing?