Separating from your partner may be one of the toughest decisions you will make but one that could be for the best. Once you’ve made the decision or agreed to separation with your ex-partner, you will need to seek legal advice to get the ball rolling and ensure that you have good representation.
Here’s all you need to know about attending your first family solicitor meeting.
Understanding the marriage
To start with, your solicitor will want to get a good understanding of the marriage for example why it broke down and your reasons for wanting a divorce. Remember, your solicitor is on your side so be honest about what you tell them to ensure they have all the information they need to work on the best outcome.
Arrangements with your children
If you have children to think about then your solicitor will discuss your options. It’s important that their interests are put first so they can maintain a good relationship with both you and your ex-partner wherever possible. You may discuss possible parenting options such as where they will live and how often they will spend time with their other parent.
Discussing your finances and assets
When you get a divorce your joint assets will need to be handled and distributed properly. During your first meeting, you may be asked about your financial situation, any joint assets you have such as property, income details and more. This information will help your solicitor figure out the best course of action for a good settlement.
After understanding a little more about your situation, the solicitor may explain briefly your options although this will depend on what your partner is requesting. From then, you will have an understanding as to which direction things will go and the next steps that are required. Further meetings will be arranged and your solicitor will continue to work alongside you throughout your divorce.
At ITN Solicitors in London, we’ve helped hundreds of clients finalise their divorce and make legal arrangements for their children. Our experienced and compassionate team understand how difficult it can be when your marriage comes to an end, but we’ll do all that we can to minimise the stress. Hire a professional solicitor that you can trust today. Get in touch with us for more information.