Whilst Valentine’s Day is a day of love and celebration for some, for others, it’s a reminder of the end of a relationship. With the ‘month of love’ (February) falling immediately after ‘divorce month’ (January), the feelings may be raw for some, with the first few steps towards becoming divorced having only just been taken.
In some ways, these initial steps may now be easier and less contentious due to the recent introduction of no-fault divorce. Couples that wish to separate no longer have to cite fault for the breakdown of their marriage, and instead can simply state that it has ‘irretrievably broken down’.
Whilst the advent of ‘no-fault divorce’ has been welcomed by many, there are certain drawbacks to the new process in the eyes of some clients. Some couples feel that the process of apportioning blame was an important part of the divorce process, as it enabled them to move on with their lives in a more positive way.
Unfortunately, the nature of divorce will often be difficult to navigate emotionally, regardless of what is written in the paperwork.
With the right legal advice, you can ensure that you are able to reach a resolution you are happy with, allowing you to move on to the next stage of your life with strength and confidence.
Advice from an experienced family law solicitor can help to set expectations from the outset, ensuring you know what to expect and helping you to prepare for the journey to come.
If you are considering getting divorced, speak to Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane, a solicitor and director at O’Donnell Solicitors. For more information on the divorce process or a second opinion on financial matters, please contact her at 01457761883 or email email@example.com.