How to pay your divorce costs

The cost of seeking expert legal advice can be such a concern for some people that they delay going to a solicitor until they absolutely have to. This is completely understandable, particularly at a time when your future financial security is so uncertain.  But the issue of how you pay your divorce costs is something we can help you with and it shouldn’t stop you getting the support you need. The sooner you get expert legal advice, the better.

10 surprising reasons that your marriage could be headed towards a divorce

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:

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.

How do I “divorce-proof” my business?

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

I’m divorced so my money is safe now. Right? Wrong.

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.

3 reasons why you must get legal advice on any financial agreement you reach on divorce or separation

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.

Scared to call a divorce lawyer? Don’t be.

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.