In January, enquiries into divorce and separation typically reach peak levels! Stress levels in a relationship which build up during the year are seen to culminate at Christmas time – where the burden of tight finances, shopping sprees and the need to display a strong family unit becomes overwhelming for many. Come the New Year, couples are ready for a clean break and want to formally acknowledge that their relationship is over. In the present economic climate and with household budgets being tighter, often parties are looking to maximise their own income by working additional hours. Unfortunately, the downside of this is that parties end up spending more time apart from each other. Now on top of financial constraints, couples feel emotionally distant from their partners.
These feelings of isolation are compounded when quality time together with the family such as eating out, weekend activities, and holidays have to be shelved due to limited resources and time. When parties decide to either separate or divorce, they are keen to get advice at an early stage, so that they know how to manage what can already be their stretched financial assets. The Family Law Team at stevensdrake helps clients explore the options before them when their relationship breaks down. We offer clear advice about the procedures available and ways of dealing with the finances in a fair way. We pride ourselves on being able to listen to our client’s concerns during what is a difficult time for them and can identify the right solutions which will help them move forwards.
To arrange a first meeting with a Solicitor in our Family Team, please contact 01293 596900.