- Our team of separation solicitors will help you decide whether a Judicial Separation is appropriate for you, the options and when it might be in your interests to start the process.
- We aim to adopt a non-adversarial approach to resolving matters and our separation advice encourages use of Mediation and the Collaborative law model.
- We are issue focussed and will look to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions with our separation advice. We will consider the options, provide you with guidance and advice and signpost you to other specialist third party support to assist you through the process.
- We follow the Resolution Code of Practice and Family Law Protocol.
When might a Judicial Separation be appropriate?
- You wish to remain married but want a formal separation and/or secure financial orders from the court to protect your position;
- You have been married less than one year, the marriage has not worked and you need to secure financial orders from the court;
- There may be a financial advantage to remaining married;
- You have some religious or other objection to a divorce.
In the unhappy event of you considering separating we will address the following:
- Helping you to make an informed decision as to whether a Judicial Separation is appropriate for you and if so, when it would be in your interest to start the process.
- How to minimise the emotional and financial cost;
- The alternatives; there may be other options that are more appropriate to your circumstances;
- The financial issues arising from your separation;
- Issues involving your children, for example, where they live and the time they spend with each of you;
- Wills and claims against your respective estates;
- The options for resolving issues.
Please remember Judicial Separation does not have to be a contentious process. Our team of separation solicitors will look at how to manage what can be a difficult and emotive process in a sensitive and amicable way. This may be a good time to consider what options are available to resolve matters, for example mediation and/or collaborative law.