When a marriage or civil partnership comes to an end, spouses/civil partners and their children often face a raft of stressful events such as finding a new home, agreeing and arranging parenting schedules and of course, difficult decisions about the division of property and money. The emotions caused by these changes can make it difficult for those involved to understand the process of getting divorced and may even impair the ability to make sound decisions.
We strongly believe that getting through a divorce is easier if you’re informed about the process before it begins. For that reason, we’ve put together some guidance on the divorce/dissolution process.
Don’t Focus On ‘Punishing’ Your Spouse/Civil Partner
A lot of clients make it clear at the outset of their instructions that they want to punish their spouse/civil partner. The harsh reality is that there’s seldom a true winner in divorce as both parties are usually required to make some form of compromise.