Top tips for separation – Tip 4: draw a line in the sand

17th May 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.

Draw a line in the sand

This may be difficult to do at first, but it is important to try and forget whatever has been said or done previously if you are going to move forward with your separate lives. Rather than blaming each other for their part in the separation, you need to focus on resolving matters as quickly and amicably as possible. Once the decision has been made to separate, it is important to draw a line in the sand and focus on the future you want for yourselves and your children.

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