Historically the family justice system has not always been progressive and forward thinking. Thankfully over the years there has been positive movement ensuring that everyone is treated equally and with respect.
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.
Father’s Day can be a poignant time for separated parents.
There can be two types of court order:
- one which sets out the terms of the financial settlement and is either agreed by the parties or imposed by the judge and usually comes at the end of the proceedings
- within the proceedings, there can be case management orders setting out the documents or information required to progress to a final settlement.
When parents separate and can’t agree the arrangements for their children, it can be difficult for grandparents to see their grandchildren.
It is always preferable to resolve the child arrangements and the division of assets amicably.
It is often a more cost-effective way to divorce, as well as minimising the stress and disruption that an acrimonious separation can cause. We are always supportive of clients who want to achieve an amicable settlement.
Most people wish to protect their inheritance if there is a divorce.
When you’re going through divorce it is quite natural to be worried about how your relationship with your children might change and how much time you will be able to spend together in future. You might also be afraid of losing contact with your children altogether.
Planning a marriage is exciting but you need to give some thought to your financial arrangements, especially when it is not the first time around.
Separating after a relationship breaks down is an emotional time in anyone’s life and the issue of whether to leave the family home throws up lots of questions.