The stresses of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution are well documented and we see them every day in our family law practice. As well as the powerful emotions of grief or anger, you may be experiencing very real anxiety about how you sort out the financial issues that will inevitably arise when your relationship breaks down.
Perhaps you are currently experiencing one of the following situations:
- You may be facing a sale of the family home and you are desperately worried about where you and the children will live;
- You may be the main wage earner and you cannot see how you will be able to maintain your ex-partner and your children whilst trying to start a new life in a new home of your own;
- You may be convinced that your ex-partner is not going to disclose the real extent of their finances and that you will struggle to get to the truth without legal help;
- You may be so distressed at the breakdown of the relationship that you simply do not know which way to turn – what some of our clients describe as being like ‘a rabbit in the headlights’.
We can help you with all of those situations because we recognise that worries over money cause tension, ill-health and feelings of vulnerability. These feelings can worsen an already fraught relationship and impact on the welfare of your children.
Our team of specialist family lawyers is experienced in the financial issues that will impact on your case and we know how to advise you in the most appropriate and cost effective way. We aim to adopt a non-adversarial approach to resolving matters for you by encouraging the use of Mediation and the Collaborative Law model. If, despite our best efforts, it is not possible to avoid court proceedings to deal with the family finances you will find us to be powerful advocates for your best interests.
We will always strive to find the best solution for you and your family. We will consider every option for you, providing you with guidance and advice and signposting you to our extensive support network of financial advisors, counsellors, and other family specialists.