If you want to get divorced in 2019, here are some simple guidance steps to making sure you do it right, and are fully protected.
1. Explore your options
It’s important that you make the process as painless (and cheap) as possible. Mediation is a popular and often effective way of getting the ball rolling, as well collaborative law.
Collaborative law is a way resolving all of the issues in connection with divorce and separation involving the two specially trained solicitors and their clients holding four-way meetings to resolve everything after signing an agreement not to go to court, and to meet to resolve everything an a friendly way. It’s relatively quick and considerably cheaper than taking things to court.
2. Speak to the right solicitor
Choose a family law solicitor who also practices the above to ensure that they have all the knowledge you need to get you through the divorce process as quickly as possible. They will guide you through everything you need to know.
3. Know where you stand
Ensure that you are fully informed and have all the financial information you need to make informed decisions.
If you don’t fully understand the financial position of you and your partner, you may not make the best decisions for yourself. A mediator or collaborative lawyer can help you understand all about the finances so you can decide what you need and what you are entitled to.
4. Consider the children
Ensure that you understand what happens to children and young people when their parents seek a divorce or separation.
Mediators and collaborative lawyers have extensive knowledge about what happens to children when their parents separate, what the issues may be for them and are trained to advise you about how best to help your children and of course guide you about the law.
5. Ensure that you are getting some support yourself.
Divorce and separation are difficult to get through and you need to look after yourself. Seek support from family, friends and if you are still struggling talk to your GP as you may find that talking to a counsellor will be beneficial for you.