Reviewing your marriage and taking a critical step in your personal situation
The New Year can be the marker point that you need to review your domestic situation and bring changes, by separating from your spouse or partner. A New Year’s resolution can strengthen your resolve to implement what has been a long over-due intention to embrace the next stage of your life as an unattached and newly single person.
You do need to be ready to take on the challenge, from a practical perspective, by getting your finances in order. Not only may this be necessary to prepare for the financial transition but if you see a solicitor, you will maximise that appointment and the advice you receive, by being as fully informed as you can be, about your assets, pensions, and your income, and those of your spouse. This can be the critical first step in the overhaul of your financial and personal circumstances.
It is also important to prepare yourself for the fact that divorce is one of the most traumatic events you can go through in your adult life and one of the biggest reasons that it is so difficult is the uncertainty about where to start, what is to come and what life will look like, feel like and be like after divorce. As such, it is critical to be informed as to how divorce works, how it will impact you financially, and how it will affect your living situation. A solicitor can advise as to the various options that may be available to you, in terms of care arrangements for the children and co-parenting, and the financial and housing situation. There are also agencies to assist practically, by way of mortgage, financial and debt advisers, as well as personally, in the way of local divorce help groups and counselling agencies. The latter is all too frequently forgotten when attempting to navigate the emotional and psychological impact of a divorce.
Whilst divorce can be a hugely emotional journey, with the right tools, you will feel empowered and have clarity about what your next steps will be. If you are informed as to the various options that are available, you can decide which of these are right for you, and this will enable you to focus on a new you and set goals for moving forward.
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