If you’re thinking that 2022 is the year to turn over a new leaf and leave a relationship that isn’t working, you’re not alone, writes Louise Barretto, Partner and Head of our Family and Divorce Team. In fact, the media would have you believe that every first working day of the year is ‘divorce day’. This is simply hype. It is true that there are a large number of new enquiries for us after any holiday but in truth our family team has been busy advising clients on a range of issues throughout the past 12 months.
It is worth noting that many marriages do not end acrimoniously, but complications over what is a fair distribution of wealth and what are the appropriate and best arrangements for children of a couple, do require the support of a specialist family solicitor in most cases.
It is our advice to select a solicitor who is right for you. You can find out a little more about our Family team here. You may also find these articles helpful. We will be ready to talk to you when you call or email.
Welcome to 2022. And good luck!
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- Supporting children through the divorce process
- When mediation and collaborative law are the right way to go
The above is accurate as at 1 January 2022. The information above may be subject to change during these ever-changing times.
The content of this note should not be considered legal advice and each matter should be considered on a case-by-case basis.