The start of the year is often the time when people begin to think about making a fresh start or changing their lives and this can include divorce in some cases. Before proceeding however, it is useful to consider the following questions so that you are better prepared for the often stressful process.
How do I choose the right solicitors?
In divorce cases and particularly if you have children, then specialist family lawyers should be sought. They will have expertise in cases involving children as well as lots of experience in dealing with divorce.
Are there any ways to keep my legal costs down
Divorce can be a costly business but it doesn’t need to leave you in financial ruin. The key is to prepare the details of your case and include everything you want to discuss. Avoid discussing the end of the relationship itself as that will only increase the amount of time your solicitor will be spending on your case and this will lead to higher fees (even if of course we are there to lend a sympathetic ear if there really is nobody else to confide in).
How much money can I get from my ex?
This depends on a number of factors and each case is different. The laws on who gets what date back to 1973 and the world has changed a lot since then. The judge will look at what has been accrued through the marriage and in some cases this will mean that capital is shared equally. If there are children involved, then the person who will take the main responsibility for looking after them will need to receive enough money for a house to live in.
If you’re concerned about getting divorced and the legal issue involved then why not give us a call to see if we can help you out?