In response to the increasing challenge of Coronavirus and in light of rapidly evolving advice, Tozers has taken steps to ensure that we continue to provide you with our usual client service whilst also maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Please see our full update here.

Complete the form below to ask us a question or make an enquiry. We’ll get back to you via phone or email as soon as possible.

Insights

Making a divorce as painless as possible, financially and mentally

Posted on 14th January 2016 in Family Law

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive
Making a divorce as painless as possible, financially and mentally

The start of the New Year is traditionally the busiest time for divorce with couples deciding the New Year is a good time to split up and make a fresh start.

Couples usually want to make the whole process as smooth and pain free as possible when they have children involved but to also help their wallets with the high legal fees that can be involved with divorce proceedings.

The first way to make it as easy as possible is for both parties to disclose their financial situation in full, to avoid hiding any assets one may have. Ideally a split of 50/50 is best for both parties but it can become complicated when children are involved as cost for the care of them is taken into consideration.

Couples should also use a solicitor to negotiate a settlement for when things start to get complicated. Examples of this include when one party has unrealistic expectations or where there is difficulty in obtaining financial disclosure. In order to ensure that the costs do not get out of hand, both parties must be keen to reach a compromise and avoid the court process.

A relatively new method of divorce proceedings is family arbitration where each party uses a lawyer and they make their case to an independent arbitrator, like you would a judge in a court of law. Where this differs from an actual court case is a time is set to accommodate all parties and the hearing is held in private. Although the process can be expensive, as the couple pay for the arbitrator, this is nearly always outweighed by the speed of the process, and will generally prove less stressful.

For those contemplating divorce, it is important to seek advice early on the different approaches available so that you can make it as smooth as possible for your family. Contact us at Tozers Family Law Solicitors for all your divorce queries.

Company & Industry

Related Insights

Insights

What will happen to my business after I die?

Posted on 20th May 2020 in Later Life Planning

If you run your company by yourself, perhaps as a sole director and shareholder, your hard work in building up your business will have cost you many hours of time and sleepless nights. But have you set up your company in such a way to allow it to keep trading after your death?

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor
Insights

Why you should think about putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and care decisions

Posted on 14th May 2020 in Later Life Planning

The experience of caring for and seeing a parent or other loved one suffer for a prolonged period in the final stages of life, even when the grief has passed, causes many individuals to want their journey to be managed differently.

Posted by

Lucy Lamb

Solicitor