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.

Living together as an unmarried couple: A risky business!

More than 5.9 million people in the UK are choosing to live together without marrying making cohabiting families the fastest growing type of household.  More than half of cohabitees still believe they are protected under “common law marriage”.  However, this is a myth and few are aware that they have little or no legal protection if their relationship ends.

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 you combat loneliness when you are divorcing?

The decision to divorce is not an easy one and it can feel like a very lonely time.  It is important to make sure you have the right support in place to help you come to terms it so that you can look to the future.  Here at Harrogate Family Law we have a team of compassionate solicitors who understand what you are going through and are here to help.  Below we have compiled some guidance to help you.