Legal Steps to Take When A Relationship Ends
As matrimonial and family law solicitors, we are often the first port of call in a legal capacity when a relationship ends. We’re naturally involved in the process of relationship breakdown, separation, and divorce for many clients, and have plenty of experience supporting them through what can be a difficult, stressful time in their lives.
Whether the decision to end your relationship was mutual, with both parties agreeing that separation is the best course of action, or your breakup has come out of the blue, it’s likely your next question will be – What do I do now? Here at Vines Legal, we can help.
Get Advice from a Solicitor
Unsurprisingly, our first piece of advice following the breakdown of a relationship is to seek legal representation. Taking advice from an experienced, reputable solicitor is extremely important at this stage. Not only will they have plenty of experience and knowledge regarding the legalities of the situation, but they’ll also be able to provide at least some of the advice and support needed to navigate this difficult time.
Unfortunately, legal mistakes can be costly in the long run, so seeking help from a solicitor straight away can actually save money overall, as well as guaranteeing everything will be dealt with correctly. Entitlements will of course differ depending on whether or not you are married. If your relationship has ended and you are not married, you won’t have the same rights as a married couple. If this is the case, it’s even more important to seek legal advice early on in a breakdown.
One of the first things that will need to be addressed after the breakdown of a relationship is dividing up the family assets. Addressing this early on with the help of a solicitor will not only ensure there is a fair distribution but will also enable you to move on with your new life more easily once everything has been decided.
Arrangements For Children
Another key legal factor to consider in the event of a relationship breakdown, is children. It goes without saying that the primary concern here should always be the best interest of the child. Any arrangement will take this into consideration and, depending on the age of the child, his or her wishes may also be taken in to account.
Seek Legal Advice Today
If you’re in a position where your relationship has ended, it’s understandable that you’ll have lots of questions. Here at Vines Legal, we are experts in matrimonial and family law and can assist you at every stage to help guide you through what can be a confusing and distressing time. For a free initial, no obligation consultation, please call us on 01246 555610 for immediate, friendly, and professional advice.
By Vines Legal on 4 Nov 2021, 13:24 PM