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
Continue reading “How do I “divorce-proof” my business?”
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.
Continue reading “Can I get my ex out of the family home?”
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:
Continue reading “10 surprising reasons that your marriage could be headed towards a divorce”
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.
Continue reading “I’m divorced so my money is safe now. Right? Wrong.”
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 you hard if you are unprepared.
Continue reading “7 Unexpected Divorce Costs and How to Prepare for Them”
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.
Continue reading “3 reasons why you must get legal advice on any financial agreement you reach on divorce or separation”
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.
Continue reading “Scared to call a divorce lawyer? Don’t be.”
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.
Continue reading “Worried about the cost of legal fees on your divorce? Here is our toolkit so you can stay in control.”
Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.
Continue reading “10 Easy Steps to Take Back Control When You’re Separating (Part 2)”
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.
Continue reading “How much is your future worth to you when you separate?”