Top tips for separation – Tip 1: communication is key

5th April 2016

A separation or breakdown of a marriage can be extremely upsetting and stressful, and is a difficult process for anyone to have to go through. There are many factors that must be considered and negotiated, such as child custody and financial agreements. The family law team at Ansons Solicitors have put together their top tips to help make your separation as painless as possible.

Communication is key

The best piece of advice we can give you is to try and speak to you partner, face-to-face if possible. Keeping lines of communication open may help to keep the costs down in the long term. That being said, there will be times when you will need to obtain legal advice from your solicitor, and we strongly advise you to take legal advice before agreeing to any financial settlement. Being able to decide smaller matters, such as dividing your belongings, without legal intervention will keep legal costs to a minimum and will considerably speed up the process.

All Ansons family solicitors are members of Resolution and trained collaborative lawyers. We are committed to achieving constructive solutions to family problems. If you are going through a separation, contact Susan Davies, head of Ansons family law team on 01543 267 190 or email