What to do after a divorce

What to do after a divorce

Going through a divorce and managing life after is never easy. However, the right counselling, coaching and support system will help you deal with the anxiety and stress it causes.

Divorce is a form of finality so here are a few things to think about once your divorce comes through:-

Sort the finances:

A divorce does not address issues relating to marital finances. If there are no assets to divide, consider obtaining a Clean Break Order- this will prevent either party from making a claim in the future. If you have agreed about how to divide the finances/assets, you should consider having a Consent Order drawn up- This is a legally binding document that records what you have agreed. If you cannot reach an agreement, you should seek advise from a specialist family solicitor

Arrangements regarding children:

When parents separate, there are often decisions which need to be made about a child’s upbringing. It is important to maintain open channels of communication, which are centered around the best interest of the child.  For more information on Child Arrangement Orders, click here

Do a will:

Most married couples have wills leaving everything to their significant other. It is interesting to note that while re-marrying revokes all prior wills, a divorce does not! So, if you do have a will, make sure you revise it.

Change your name:

Ladies may wish to revert to their maiden name on divorce. Start with the important documents like your passport and driving license before moving onto bank/ doctors/ employers documents etc

 

The family law team at NLS includes specialist Family Law, Divorce Solicitors and Children Law Solicitors with Resolution Accreditation. Resolution is a national organisation of Family Lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.

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Working through a divorce can be a challenging time, but it’s important to remember that it’s not only you that can be affected by the changes that are happening.
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