Divorce + Separation
Relationship breakdown – divorce and separation
Sadly, marriage is not always for life. It is in your interests for us to work to ensure a swift resolution without court proceedings, if possible and their inherent costs. We are not here to create a war with your spouse but if issues arise that need a firmer approach, rest assured, we will fight your corner.
If you are unmarried and simply living together, you need to be aware that there is no such thing a ‘common law spouse’ and the law that applies to an unmarried couple is very different. It is vital that those who choose not to get married are aware of their potentially vulnerable position if the relationship breaks down.
Prevention is better than cure and in our experience taking time to plan and protect your assets by Pre or Post nuptial agreement, Living Together agreement, or a Civil Partnership agreement is time and money well spent. We know relationships may not last forever but we can minimise the hurt in any separation by planning at the outset.
Pre-nuptial agreements, Co-habitation agreements, Divorce, Separation, Settlement of financial issues on relationship breakdown including pensions, foreign property, maintenance, children (residence and contact), contested inheritance claims