Deciding to get a divorce is difficult. It may feel like your life is being turned upside down. However, it is possible to take control of the situation and make it work for you.
Divorce is a very difficult time for anyone and you need to have the best legal support on you side. Here are some helpful things you need to know:
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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:
Gaslighting is a term that has been in the news quite a bit recently but what is it, how can you recognise it and is it dangerous to you and your relationship?
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.
It will have been hard to miss the press coverage of the divorce case between Mr. and Mrs. Owens which went all the way to the Supreme Court. There is much talk of reforming the law so that a divorce can be obtained without making allegations of blame. Unless and until the law is reformed we need to consider what effect this has on the way divorce applications are made.
We find that many couples overlook pensions when they’re getting divorced despite being one of or even the main asset available on divorce. To do so is a huge risk and you are gambling with your financial future.
Harrogate Family Law has been praised for its approach and expertise in the latest edition of Legal 500, published today.
The pension reforms which came in in April 2016 enabling pensioners to cash in their pensions can have a significant impact on couples who opt to divorce later in life.