New year, new start
New Year is traditionally the busiest time for divorces.
For some couples, trying to conform to being the ‘model happy family’ during the Christmas period can highlight the cracks and difficulties within the relationship.
This, combined with the attitude of a ‘fresh start’ in the New Year, when people tend to reflect on the things in their lives they would like to change or improve, can be the driving force behind bringing an unhappy relationship to an end, allowing both parties to start their new beginnings.
Whilst the final outcome may, in the long term, be the best for both parties, divorce and separation are two of the most stressful situations that a person can go through. Often there are children involved, and this raises concerns about the impact on the children and what arrangements will be made to ensure the children continue to have a good relationship with both parents.
In addition, there is the worry of starting again, how new housing arrangements can be funded and what will happen to family assets, such as pensions, savings and sometimes businesses. There is also the worry about the legal costs of getting all these matters resolved.
At Nash & Co, our aim is to make the divorce or separation process run as smoothly and efficiently as it can. Our lawyers are members of Resolution, an organisation that is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. We follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. This is particularly important where children are involved and the parties will remain connected, through their children, long after the legal files have been closed. We always aim to resolve matters by achieving the best outcome for our client and wherever possible, without the need for court proceedings.
If you are looking for some advice about divorce or separation, please contact us via our form, or on 01752 664444.