Sinclair Law - Divorce

Legally ending your marriage or civil partnership isn’t as complicated as it used to be.

Shifting attitudes and new legislation that allows for joint applications and ‘no-blame’ divorce are making life much easier for couples who decide to separate, however it is important to understand that the new divorce procedure does not resolve any financial or other matters between you.

The path to a successful divorce is lined with obstacles, especially if you and your ex-partner have children and shared assets like a family home.

Speaking to an experienced family law solicitor at an early stage can help you plan for and overcome these obstacles, giving you the best chance at a smooth and civilised separation.

Why you should get legal advice as early as possible

Lucy Hart, senior family law solicitor and director of Sinclair Law, said: “Going through a divorce is one of the hardest and most painful things you can go through. It’s easy to become bitter and resentful of your former partner, especially if you don’t agree on parts of the separation.

“We recommend our clients get legal advice as soon as possible when they’re thinking about divorce. Not only does this help us protect your interests – and the interests of your children – but it helps take the stress out of the process. With a lawyer, you’ll know exactly what to expect during the process and how to respond to any hiccups.

“Getting lawyers involved isn’t a ‘declaration of war’ against your partner. We advocate a collaborative approach to family law that works to find the best solution for you, your ex and your kids.”

Even though most divorces don’t end up in a court room, a good family law solicitor can help guide you through the legal process of separation, making it as simple and stress free as possible. Some things a family law solicitor can do for you include:

  • Listening to you and letting you know what options you have
  • Helping you understand your legal rights
  • Giving you advice about your family, home and finances

Most couples worry about how a divorce will affect their children and their relationship with their children. Speaking to a lawyer early on is the best way to protect your rights as a parent and to set up a good co-parenting arrangement moving forwards.

A family lawyer can also help you make decisions about any joint assets such as who will live in the family home, how will you split mortgage payments and how will you manage joint finances.

You should seek legal advice as soon as possible if any of the following apply to you:

  • You aren’t sure what a fair settlement would be
  • You are financially vulnerable compared to your ex-partner
  • You and your partner have a lot of assets
  • You are at risk of domestic violence or could be made homeless
  • Your partner is not giving you enough access to your children

With offices in Wilmslow and Bramhall, Sinclair Law Solicitors specialise in high net worth, complex and child-related divorce cases as well as highly bespoke wills and probate.

Their offices in Wilmslow and Bramhall are part of a growing firm delivering successful outcomes with a supportive approach from skilled lawyers.  

Expert advice at a cost unrivalled by many larger law firms in South Manchester and Cheshire. For a free 30-minute case review, visit www.sinclairlaw.co.uk or call 01625 526 222.

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