Divorce Advice

Divorce AdviceWhat divorce advice is available?

Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events you may experience.  Getting the right divorce advice will help guide you through the divorce process of what can be the most traumatic time in your life.

Many people are hesitant to seek advice on divorce because of potential costs.  A solicitor will charge by the hour, and therefore it is in their interest to cause conflict to increase the number of hours to resolve that conflict. When using a solicitor, the legal fees can be huge when the finances are complicated, and there is little communication between the two parties.  Our Managed Divorce Service is ideal for those with complicated finances who want to keep costs down.

Mediation services, normally run by solicitors, can help you with the division of assets in sessions for either one or both parties.

Divorce Counselling is also available to help with the emotional side of divorce.  Coming to terms with this major change in life may require emotional support.

Divorce Negotiator offers fixed price divorce depending on how much you wish to do yourself, or we can do as much as you wish. If you are unsure of the process, you should seek advice.  Think about the cost if you made the incorrect decision.

There are useful frequently asked questions (FAQs), that offer some advice.

I think I want a divorce – how do I end the relationship?

Generally, even if both people agree that the relationship is strained, it normally is one person that decides to end a relationship – the decision is rarely mutual.  Nonetheless, the decision affects both partners, their children, their extended family and their friends. It is a decision that will have implications for years to come and affect many people.

The personal and emotional process can be very traumatic, and the upheaval for all the family is very difficult.

You should consider the following:

  • Don’t rush into the decision. It is not something to be decided in the heat of an argument.
  • If you have decided to end your marriage, discuss this decision with friends or those who offer professional advice on divorce before making it final. Seeking divorce advice and any issues relating to divorce at this stage will help you better understand what lies ahead.  Divorce Negotiator offer mediation that can guide you both through the process. This will help you to come to a decision on how to split any assets.
  • Think carefully about what your new life will be like as a single person or as a single parent. Most people take a drop in their standard of living and a divorce brings problems of its own.

If your decision is final, consider carefully how you are going to communicate this to your husband or wife and how to tell your children.

How do we split our assets?

When there are assets that need to be split, it is strongly advised to get a Consent Order.  A Consent Order is a legally binding agreement that outlines the division of assets in a divorce between husband and wife.  The court needs to see that the division of assets is fair.  If the division of assets is not seen to be fair, then it will not be approved by the court.  The court will ensure any children involved, are taken care of.  Our mediation service will help you come to a decision on how the assets should be divided.

Divorce Advice was last modified: February 7th, 2019 by John Fuller

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