Last month from the 26th to the 30th of November was “Good Divorce Week” (is there really such a thing?!) which fell during the governments divorce law consultation.
Our divorce law is now over 50 years old. There are over 100,000 couples who start Divorce proceedings each year.
You may know that unless you have been separated for two years and your spouse consents (or five years if they do not) you have to attribute blame.
You can’t merely say “we have grown apart” or there are “irreconcilable differences” you have to allege unreasonable behaviour/ adultery or desertion.
Having to cite fault increases conflict and makes sorting out arrangements for children and finance more difficult.
I know this first hand having been in family law for over 20 years.
I am a member of Resolution; an organisation of family justice professionals who work with individuals to reduce/ manage any conflict or confrontation and who are also campaigning for a change in the law.
At Wrigley Claydon we support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first.
We have a highly experienced team of professionals who understand the emotional and financial consequences of a separation and will guide you through the process to get the best outcome for you and your children.
For an initial no obligation chat contact us on 0161 624 6811
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