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Family Law Christmas Tips

In our last update, we looked at some suggestions on how to survive if your family has already suffered a breakdown. For many people whose family is under pressure the Christmas period can be especially challenging, and it is often the case that in January and February our family law team sees an increase in […]

Family Law Christmas Tips

Family Law Christmas Tips

In our last update, we looked at some suggestions on how to survive if your family has already suffered a breakdown. For many people whose family is under pressure the Christmas period can be especially challenging, and it is often the case that in January and February our family law team sees an increase in enquiries from people who decided over Christmas tips that it would be better for them if they went their separate ways. Here we look at some suggestions on how to manage if things are not going well.

 

  1. If domestic violence is an issue, then it may well be that you should act straight away – if you feel that you are in danger of any type, call the Police, and if necessary for your protection, leave. Turn off Find My phone features.
  2. If the situation is not an emergency situation, then some suggestions include:
    • Don’t drink too much. You may say or do something that you later regret.
    • Even if you have resolved that it’s not possible to save the relationship, can you wait to say something? If you can, that may make it easier to access services and advice before you take any action.
    • Make sure you know where your key documents are – your passport, birth certificate, will, bank details, etc.
    • Make an appointment to speak to a solicitor to gain an understanding of your situation before you do anything that it might be hard to change later.
    • Remember that how you conduct yourself during this period can set the scene for how things will be managed in the immediate aftermath of separation. Emotions can run high, try and remain considerate and respectful if at all possible.
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Family breakdown is hard at any time of year but at Christmas, it’s even tougher. You might get some support from family and friends, but for specialist family law advice, there is no substitute for an experienced family lawyer with the insight to help you navigate your unique situation.

Call the family law team at Aylward Game Solicitors on 1800 217 217 for an obligation-free appointment to see where things stand for you.