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.
Divorce can be difficult no matter the circumstances but when you run a family business together, there are even more complications. It’s important to consider what are the best options for you and your family business if your marriage comes to an end.
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.
Pre-nuptial agreements may not be one of the most romantic topics of conversation for couples planning a wedding but recent research has found that more than 40% of single men and women think a pre-nup is a good idea. Many couples now look on them as a practical and sensible step before entering into marriage.
A husband who is making regular spousal maintenance payments to his wife will understandably question why he is still expected to pay her regular amounts of money when she has moved a new partner in and no longer seems to be having to manage on her own.
You may believe that any inheritance you receive is solely yours. However, on divorce, this is not always the case. Inheritance can include property, money, a business or valuable heirlooms such as art and antiques.
What happens when your ex wants to move away with the children – perhaps also with a new partner – and you object?
Is everything always split 50/50 in divorce? This is possibly one of the most common questions and biggest divorce myths we hear. In reality, there is no set formula when it comes to splitting assets in divorce.
Harrogate Family Law and its founder Andrew Meehan have both achieved the highest possible ranking for family law in the latest legal guide Chambers UK 2018.
No matter how bitter the divorce, few people want to have their future decided by the courts unless it is absolutely necessary and there are a number of ways to avoid going to court.