For more information on how to best to accomplish having a ‘Good Divorce’, get in touch with our Family & Relationships team today on 01284 767766.
For most people, whatever the cause of the breakdown of your marriage, a divorce will, at times at least, feel like one of the worst and most stressful times of your life. It’s very difficult for anyone going through the breakdown of a relationship not, at some point, to feel anger, pain, loss and sometimes an overwhelming sense of failure, perhaps particularly if you have children.
With one of you, and frequently both of you, feeling these types of emotions how is it then possible to have a ‘good divorce’?
One of the things I have learnt from my many years of experience in this field of law is that my clients will always be happier at the end of the proceedings than they are at the beginning. For most people the decision to divorce, whether made by themselves or their spouse, comes after a prolonged period of unhappiness within the marriage. Happy couples don’t get divorced. So, although it can often feel like a very dark place with no light at the end of the tunnel, things do always get better.
A ‘good divorce’ is one in which you are supported throughout the process, are given clear advice and where you and your solicitor strive for an amicable, or at the very least not hostile, conclusion. You may not be feeling remotely ‘amicable’ towards your spouse but, especially where there are children, maintaining a civil relationship which means you can co-operate and discuss matters in the future will undoubtedly benefit all concerned. It’s almost always something your children will want.
Sometimes solicitors are given a poor press. We’re painted as money grabbing, only interested in drawing out the proceedings so that we get paid as much as possible. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, this is absolutely not my experience. Most family solicitors, especially those who are members of Resolution, will try their utmost to minimise conflict and bring matters to a speedy conclusion. At Atkins Dellow we will take the time to listen to you and understand your concerns. We’ll support you throughout this difficult time in your life and do all that we can to ensure that, as far as possible, you have a ‘good divorce’.
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