Divorce or separation is difficult for everyone involved. For adults, aside from the emotional aspect, there are practicalities such as money, housing and of course the impact on their children.
Harrogate Family Law and Andrew Meehan, its Managing Director, are once again to be ranked as leaders in the field by top legal authority Chambers UK.
For the second year running Harrogate Family Law have been shortlisted at The Yorkshire Legal Awards for “Niche Law Firm of the Year” and, for the first time, our Managing Director, Andrew Meehan has been shortlisted for “Managing Partner of the Year”. The awards themselves take place in October this year.
It is natural to be worried about where your children will live and how much time they are going to spend with you after divorce or separation. Children living part-time with each parent, known a shared parenting arrangement, is becoming more common although this isn’t always practical.
Being married to a narcissist is merry-go-round of manipulation and double standards, so what is divorcing one like? Arguably the same, if not worse than the marriage, initially at least. However, with the right support by your side, you can come out of the other side feeling empowered and positive about the future.
There are times when the reason for a divorce is because someone has been abusive in the marriage. Domestic abuse is defined as a pattern of physical or sexual violence or controlling behaviour in a relationship. It may involve physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual abuse and can include violent behaviour or subtle control that makes the victim feel worthless, deprives them of money or prevents them from leaving the family home.
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:
Laura qualified as a solicitor here at Harrogate Family Law this year. We managed to grab her for a quick coffee and chat to find out more about her and how her first few months as a fully-fledged solicitor have gone.
In our experience it’s rarely one thing that signals the end of a marriage. Rather than a monumental argument, it’s likely to be a gradual build-up of problems and issues over a period of time.
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.