As New Year resolutions are made, normally light heartedly, some couples will acknowledge that their relationship is in trouble and see the New Year as the time for a new start and their New Year resolutions will take on a more intense purpose as they take a good hard look at what they want for themselves and their families.
In this digital world there is no shortage of information about what can be done if we want to split from a partner, but more often than not the many and varied options may simply cause more confusion
This is where our experienced team at Spectrum Family Law can assist. We offer the specialist advice needed to help you decide how to approach the future. By outlining the options available in a variety of scenarios you are able to make an informed decision. The first visit to a lawyer in the midst of relationship/family breakdown can be daunting which is why we offer our initial meeting at a discounted rate and without strict time boundaries. The more we can glean from our clients in the first meeting the better able we are to lay out the choices and the possible cost of each course of action.
We actively encourage reaching agreement without the court process but equally where we assess the client’s needs are best met with court action we will prepare the client for what lies ahead and the likely expense. Achieving a settlement is always encouraged whatever the process being followed but this requires both parties to want to settle and be willing to compromise, but not to roll over and give in!!
Although, sometimes it is the strains of the Christmas season and the additional pressures of expenditure and dealing with relatives etc which become too much for some couples, in recent times the ongoing pressures of Covid 19 has also taken its toll.
Prolonged enforced time together whether through lockdowns or continuing remote working together with additional financial stresses and health concerns have all put a strain on some relationships. Where there were already issues within the relationship these can intensify
Whatever the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship, taking early advice can help to focus attention on the important aspects of a split including the financial impact and arrangements for any children of the relationship and separate those aspects from the emotions. We can also sign post to other professionals where appropriate.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of family law please telephone 01279 799598 or email email@example.com.
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