Many separating couples are wary of seeking legal advice because they do not want to have to face the emotional and financial cost of court proceedings.
They know that either they or their ex can apply to the court for a decision about the arrangements for their children and/or resolving financial issues, for example whether the family home should be sold. They also know that court proceedings can feel like a “fight” and that even if they achieve the outcome they seek the process can be very stressful and damaging for future family relationships.
The good news is that there are other ways that a specialist family lawyer can support separating couples to reach an agreement and make it legally binding without anyone having to attend court.
For those actively involved in running a business, the additional stress and anxiety of resolving financial issues on divorce can often affect the performance of the business.
The global public health emergency has meant that some businesses are not able to operate, some businesses are adapting but are seeing a downturn in work, whilst others are in high demand.
COVID-19 – WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT RESOLVING FINANCIAL ISSUES ON DIVORCE?
The current global public health emergency means that the majority of us are facing financial uncertainty. For many people this makes resolving financial issues on divorce now unwise, for others it may be in their interests to get on with reaching an agreement and obtaining the final divorce order, Decree Absolute, quickly.
How Lasting Power of Attorney can be useful for shielded people in isolation…
Shielding is a measure used to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus by minimising all interaction. They are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks. Anyone who is extremely vulnerable should not leave their homes and, within their homes, should minimise all non-essential contact with other members of their household.
Why do I need to produce an Asbestos Report, Energy Performance Certificate and Fire Risk Assessment before I can grant a new lease of my commercial premises?
There are a number of legal health and safety requirements which landlords and tenants must be aware of prior to entering into a lease and in particular, consideration must be given to the certification that landlords should be providing to tenants on grant of a new lease.
In these uncertain times, with advice changing on a daily basis, we have been approached by a number of clients who are concerned that they have either began to provide Will instructions to this firm, or they would like to consider their Will instructions at this time but they are not able to get out and about.