Divorcing or separating from your spouse can be one of the most emotional and stressful experiences of your life. Whether you wanted to end the relationship or not, a breakup can turn your world upside down triggering painful emotions. Getting married brings with it a sense of hope and when things don’t work out it can leave you feeling profoundly disappointed and lost. Sorting out financial arrangements with an ex-spouse is often one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. The decree absolute legally ends your marriage but it doesn’t end the financial relationship between you. That’s why it is very important to protect your finances both now and in the future by getting the right legal advice
Making the decision to separate or divorce is not easy, especially when there are children involved. You could be feeling a sense of shock, sadness or anger as well as worrying about how your separation will affect your children and relationships with family and friends. There are probably financial and practical worries bubbling away too. A distressing time becomes overwhelming if your ex-partner says they are going to stop you from having contact with your children. There are many reasons for this, and contact denial can happen at any time – not just immediately after separation or divorce.
Here we talk about what you can do to make sure child access arrangements are fair to everybody, and most importantly, that your children’s welfare is at the core.
Divorce and separation can have a huge impact on families, especially on any children involved. Family Solicitor, Gareth Morris Jones (insert link) shares what parents and other adults need to know when issues such as where the child should live or how much contact they will have with the ‘non-resident parent’ arise. Other issues might include maintaining a relationship with the extended family members (such as Grandparents), or the child’s welfare.