January is often seen as a time for new beginnings, and for many couples, this means reassessing their relationship and taking a fresh approach to the new year. It is not uncommon for couples to make a resolution to resolve their differences and start afresh, but for some, the issues are too entrenched, and the resolution of divorce is the only option. As such, the new year may bring about the desire to seek advice on how to best approach a divorce.
2023 is predicted to be an especially difficult year for those facing difficulty in their relationship. With the world still dealing with the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and the knock-on effects on the everyday finances of many people, it is likely that more couples will face issues that lead to the decision to divorce.
In addition to this, the introduction of ‘no fault divorce’ legislation in England and Wales in April 2022 has made the initial stages of the divorce process much simpler in some respects, as couples can now divorce without having to prove that the other party was at fault. This can be beneficial to those couples who had previously been unable to agree on the terms of the divorce.
Regardless of the background or reasons for divorce or separation, seeking the advice of a specialist divorce solicitor is vital to help ensure that the best outcome is achieved for both parties.
Divorce is a difficult decision, and obtaining specialist advice at an early stage can help to ensure that you are happy with your decision and begin on the right footing. By gaining an informed perspective prior to making any formal decisions, it may be possible to make early preparations to ensure your interests are taken into account. This includes preparing mentally for the inevitable challenges that will lie ahead.
Whilst many people think they understand the divorce process, having witnessed friends or family who have gone through it, the realities of going through it yourself can be different. Modern-day divorce provides lots of options for achieving a settlement, with various mediation processes, such as Collaborative Law, taking preference over going through the courts.
Divorce is never easy, but with the right advice from a specialist solicitor, it can be a positive move towards a brighter future. If you or someone you know is considering a divorce or separation, it is important to seek specialist advice to ensure that the best outcome is achieved.
To speak to our team of family law solicitors for initial advice or to gain a better understanding of your options, please get in touch.
Anthony Jones is a Director, Head of Family and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist. For more information or a second opinion, please contact him on 01457 761320 or email email@example.com