Once an agreement is reached this should be put into a formal document to ensure that the terms of the agreement are clear, fully understood by both of you, and will protect each of you from possible further claims in the future.
Most people who come to see us for the first time are very nervous about doing so. It is a big thing to accept that your marriage has got to the stage where you feel you need legal advice about a separation.
We know how hard it is for you to come and talk to us. But remember you are not alone in how you are feeling. Everyone feels the same way.
You are not alone: almost everyone worries about legal fees. We understand that no one wants additional stress in what is an already stressful situation when you are separating or divorcing. However, investing in very the best legal advice is the best investment you can make for your future. There’s no point in you saving a little on legal costs if this means you get a smaller financial settlement.
Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.
We understand that when you are separating or divorcing, you want it over and done with as painlessly as possible. You also will want the right outcome for you and your family.
Your situation will inevitably be different to every other couple that breaks up. Your situation will be unique. You may be worrying about what the future holds and how you are going to be financially secure in the future.
You need to pick a solicitor you trust as a person and as a specialist.
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 important to take some time for you. Do the things you like doing and make an effort to put yourself first.
We find that many couples overlook pensions when they’re getting divorced despite being one of or even the main asset available on divorce. To do so is a huge risk and you are gambling with your financial future.
Most people wish to protect their inheritance if there is a divorce.
Most people think about divorce costs in terms of legal fees and the expenses involved in selling the family home but there are a number of hidden costs that can hit the newly separated hard if they are unprepared.
This is one area where it pays to have a good family law expert on your side to help you anticipate the unexpected divorce costs and financial pressures that lie just around the corner.
A common misconception in divorce is that a financial claim cannot be made once a Decree Absolute has been granted. In reality there is no limitation period for bringing a financial claim after divorce and there have been a number of very high profile cases recently where financial claims have been brought many years after the marriage had ended.