When a relationship enters the storm, or gets lost in the desert, there isn’t always a choice. Your partner may have decided the inevitable and left you stranded seemingly without any choice in the matter. It may have been you that decided to take the leap and leave behind the ties of marriage, or for the minority it was a mutual decision.
Whichever category you fall into there will inevitably be concerns:
- Where will I live?
- What financial support will I have; alternatively what financial support will I have to provide?
- What about the children, where will they live? Will I see them? How will our divorce affect them? Is it the right time or should I wait until they are older?
- How will I manage in retirement?
- Will I have to go back to work?
- How can I stop the mental or physical abuse?
- Perhaps, most importantly, who do I go to for help?
Unlike the wedding when family and friends are happy to plan and help, they can often be at a loss how to help you overcome your emotional needs and financial concerns.
This is the time when you need to receive sound legal advice about your circumstances; it may be daunting as it may be the first time in a number of years that you have acted on your own without your spouse by your side. We understand how difficult this can be and are able to provide you with advice in a clear understandable way.
You may be looking at things from a commercial viewpoint, how will the divorce affect the family business, will it have to be sold?
Whatever your concerns, Jane and Sam are able to help you. We are experienced at helping people get through the legal maze of a relationship breakdown and are able to advise you throughout the legal process until your matter is resolved. Our advice is delivered in a clear and concise way, we will provide you with a fee estimate at the outset and we will keep you updated as things progress. We have excellent relationships with other professionals such as pension experts, forensic accountants and are able to refer to them when necessary.