If this fails, your solicitor can arrange all the necessary legal paperwork and family law advice. This may include dividing your assets equitably, negotiating between you and your ex-partner the best arrangements for your children’s care and submitting all the required paperwork to the court if you decide a divorce is your only choice.
There is no minimum period for being married prior to dissolving your marriage. Some marriage partners decide to delay going through a divorce until they are certain it is the right path to follow. However, if you have arrived at the decision that it is best for you, you can be relieved of the burden of the paperwork involved and the emotional turmoil by asking your family law advice UK solicitor to organise all the necessary paperwork and file it with the court on your behalf.
Often, children are forgotten in all the turmoil but the court cares about their wellbeing and will ask what provisions have been made for such things as accommodation, health and parental access. Your family advice solicitor can discuss with you possible solutions to their care including a fair distribution of contact time and an equitable share of money from both parents to meet their needs. The solicitor can place the appropriate parenting orders with the court ensuring that the contact time between you and your ex-spouse is shared fairly.
Sadly, when a break-up between partners takes place it’s not usually on friendly terms and there may be from time to time outbreaks of both psychological and physical abuse. The court will not accept this sort of behaviour, especially if children get brought into the conflict or observe violent acts, whether physical or verbal.
The worst cases are when one of the ex-partners is violent to the children as a form of payback for the break-up. Your family law advice UK solicitor can act on this suggestion and ensure a protection order is enacted making it illegal for contact between those abusive family members.
The Family Court always has in mind the children’s best interests and one of the preferred situations is that contact is maintained on a regular basis between the children and both parents. This can become problematic if one of the parents decides to re-locate overseas.
If both parents have joint parental responsibility (PR) for the children and one of the parents is re-locating to another country permanently, permission will have to be sought from the other parent before the child or children can be removed. If the parent remaining in the UK refuses to give permission, the departing parent may not have any choice but to leave the child or children behind.
If this situation is imminent you should contact your family law advice solicitor to see if some sort of compromise can be reached.
There are many other family matters that a family law advice UK solicitor handles so you should speak to one if you have any conflict in your family before matters get out of hand.Call: (0158) 229 7411