Title: The Law and the family  
  Using a computer   Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan logo  

There are many reasons why people decide they can no longer live together and when the time comes to make that decision, the experience is usually a traumatic one. Such emotional upheaval brings with it its own problems, which often go unnoticed until much later, when they can give rise to a host of unrealised problems.

It is a fact that one in three marriages will end in divorce, but separation from ones partner is only part of a much bigger package. Legalities, at a time of emotional upheaval, mostly take second, if not third or fourth place, but it is at that very point that you need the very best advice that you can get, and that advice is professional advice. A well meaning friend may well be able to guide you through the emotional stress, but is unlikely to be equipped to offer the legal help which can save you the heartbreak and awful financial pain, which could cripple you for the rest of your life.

What is a legal separation and does it mean the end of interdependence within a relationship? All too often and all too late, people come to realise that at the point of the break, real responsibility and often crippling liability, begins. Being separate does not necessarily mean being independent. Indeed, divorce, in most cases, is not so much an end as a beginning. It may be the start of a new kind of relationship and one not necessarily based on love, trust and mutual admiration.

There are questions of maintenance, property, investments, children, shared agreements, to name but a few. How successful and how costly that new relationship proves, depends largely on decisions made and agreements made legal from the word go. There is no substitute for the good, confidential and professional advice that Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan can give.

click here to continue to 'Law relating to children'


Within these pages you will find a comprehensive guide to all our services, together with useful information, designed specifically to help you identify the way in which we can help you. However, owing to the complexity of the law and the individuality of every case, this information should in no way be used to form any case, other than with our qualified and explicit guidance and instruction. Failure to comply with this warning can put you at risk, for which Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan cannot be held liable.
      dashed line  
      Click adjacent link for accessibility options [Accesskey='0'] accessibility options         Click adjacent link for sitemap [Accesskey='3']  sitemap