New year, new beginnings?

1st January 2024

New year, new beginnings?

In the present era, there seems to be a designated day for almost every occasion, even those that may not necessarily call for festivities. Enter “divorce day.” While I’m unsure if it’s a cause for celebration, media outlets consistently report it as the supposed “busiest day of the year” for divorce lawyers, conveniently falling on the first working Monday of January.

However, it’s not uncommon for individuals contemplating separation to see January as the opportune moment to initiate the process. Yet, such a decision should be approached with careful consideration. There are alternatives, such as relationship counselling services like Relate, that might be explored before taking such a significant step. If, however, the decision is made to proceed with a divorce, seeking advice early on is crucial, addressing both the legal aspects and, perhaps more importantly, the financial implications of the separation.

In 2022, divorce underwent a change, eliminating the need to assign blame or rely on a period of separation to secure a divorce. This long-awaited change is generally welcomed by the majority, if not all, divorce lawyers. While this alters the divorce process, the financial aspects remain governed by a statute dating back to the 1970s. Over the years, case law has evolved, establishing principles such as “need” and “sharing.” Given the complexity of this area, seeking specialised advice from an experienced family lawyer is highly recommended.

At Gotelee’s, our family team possesses the necessary expertise and, more importantly, understands the difficulty and challenges associated with separation. We are committed to guiding and supporting you through this process. If you are
considering separation or divorce,we can support you with initial fixed fee appointment. For more information call 01473 211121 or email [email protected].

Blog Posts

Changes to the right to request flexible working

05/04/2024

Tomorrow section 1 of the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 will come into…

Read More
Upcoming Events

Sorry, we have no events found for this month.

News Posts

Gotelee Solicitors joins forces with Mezzle to deliver enhanced Legal Services to clients

27/02/2024

Gotelee Solicitors, a longstanding pillar of the local legal community since 1880, is beginning…

Read More

Testimonials

"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service."

-

"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."

- JH

"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"

-

"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

- SH

"We were very pleased to have Jade working with us, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress."

- CT

"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"

-

"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."

- Ros Jones

"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."

-

    Please select preferred method of contact

    * We will only contact you by telephone if you select this as primary form of contact. All web enquiries will be stored on our website for 30 days.