January is one the busiest months for Family Lawyers: the stresses and strains of the holiday season, with sometimes forced jollity and keeping up appearances, have past and the focus turns to the future.
The New Year might mean taking the courage to move out of a relationship which is no longer working or perhaps moving an existing relationship into a new phase (moving in together or getting engaged).
Here are some top tips:
Get some early advice even if you aren’t yet ready to act on it.
If possible, tell any children together about your decision to separate/move in with a partner. Encourage them to share any worries with you rather than keep them to themselves.
If separating; start gathering financial information so you have at least a basic outline of what both parties earn, the capital & savings you have and (in the case of married couples) what pension savings there are.
If you are planning to move in with a partner, consider a “cohabitation agreement” so you know what your position will be if the new phase of your relationship doesn’t work out as planned.
Try to focus on planning for a more positive future rather than dwelling on a (perhaps) unhappy recent past.
Choose a solicitor who is a member of Resolution (www.resolution.org.uk) a group of family justice professionals who are committed to following a non-confrontational and constructive approach to resolving family issues.
Contact us on 0161 624 6811
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