There may be many emotions you experience during the course of your family law matter with us, whether it is a divorce or dissolution, a dispute over children or an Inheritance Act claim.
These concerns can be various:
- You may be worried about having enough money to meet your bills in the short term;
- You may be worried about your longer term financial needs, including retirement;
- You may be anxious about where you and your children will live, or whether you have to sell your home and, if you do, how you will afford to meet your future housing needs;
- You may feel, with some force, that you have earned the money or a pension and it should be yours to keep;
- You may find the idea of budgeting or managing money difficult if that wasn’t your responsibility in your relationship;
- You may experience feelings of resentment that money you may have inherited is being questioned or taken into account by your partner or spouse;
- You may feel that your voice will not be heard in any negotiations because your partner has a strong personality;
- You may be experiencing low esteem over the break down of your relationship or feel consumed with anger at your ex-partner.
These can be complex issues to deal with. Discussions over money or child arrangements can evoke many emotions and reactions. Such strong emotions can hijack the legal processes you will need to engage with. We will advise you on the legal issues and signpost you to our network of experts to ensure your emotional needs are looked after.
Left unaddressed, such emotions can heighten the existing tensions pushing you and your partner further away from a resolution and closer to leaving the decisions as to who gets what to a Judge in a court.