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Navigating a divorce – advice and support

25 November 2020 | Rachel Pritchard

At GL Law we very much believe in supporting couples as they navigate their way through the legal aspects of a relationship breakdown. The couple often feel overwhelmed and daunted, leaving them with little or no energy to find out where they legally  stand.

Splitting up or going through a divorce is one of the most stressful events a family can go through, so it’s only natural to feel uncertain about what your next steps should be. In particular, if you are not married and if there are children involved. There is a common misconception that people living together have legal rights similar to married couples as they are in a “common law marriage”. Sadly, this is not the case.

Divorce and children

In many cases of a relationship breakdown there are children involved. Research shows us that children cope better when their parents are more co-operative with one another and the children themselves are included at every stage to provide the reassurance they need. Written parenting plans can also help as they create transparency for the whole family. The children know when they are spending time with each parent, who’s taking them to out of school activities, who they will be spending school holidays with and so on.

Divorce and finances

With relationship breakdown comes financial worries too. Whilst children may worry more about leaving the family home or changing schools, their parents will take on the burden of having less money and dividing assets. Whatever the issue, it’s a worry you have to deal with at some stage so by keeping communication channels open and being civil throughout can have a massively positive effect on the outcome.

Divorce support

We recognise the importance of all the factors contributing towards this difficult time and we’re here to help point you in the direction of appropriate professional help and advice. For example, counselling may offer a coping mechanism for you, or provide a trusted environment where you can express your feelings or worries. We all know the cliché ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ and in these circumstances it is so true. Be it alone or as a couple, this can be an effective way of finding a resolution, or in most cases helping you to reach a positive outcome or solution.

Specialist divorce solicitors

The good news is help is at hand. Our expert divorce solicitors are here to provide you with straightforward legal advice and support when you need it most. The first step is to get in touch. When you are ready to talk please call us on 0117 906 9400 or email If you would like to get started online use our website system that provides you with a free, personalised report that will set out where you stand legally and what your options might be. 

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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