When you first start thinking about divorce and all the challenges that lie ahead it can all feel pretty overwhelming. In our experience, the way things are handled in the initial stages before you divorce can have a big impact on the outcome and how long the whole process takes.
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.
No matter where you look social media is impacting on most people’s ways of life. Whilst it is certainly an effective way to keep in touch with people, could social media be negatively impacting on your relationship? Following on from our last blog which you can read here, we continue to explore this issue.
Harrogate Family Law and managing director, Andrew Meehan have once again been recognised as leaders in the field by the top guide to the legal profession, Chambers UK.
Following on from last week’s blog, read on to find out more about how to take back control when you are separating.
1. Protecting your position
Before the divorce process can get underway our priority will be to protect your position by making sure your spouse does not dispose of or hide assets and avoiding setting any precedents that could reduce the amount of the settlement you ultimately receive. You should also think carefully before leaving the family home as this could make it more difficult to say that it should be sold or transferred to you in the longer term. If your spouse has moved out and you are left with the house and the children we will help you to make sure you have enough money to pay your bills.
Harrogate Family Law has been praised for its approach and expertise in the latest edition of Legal 500, published today.