June 4, 2020

As the Covid-19 lockdown begins to slowly ease, the unfortunate reality is that not all marriages will have survived the lockdown period. While some families may have loved the ‘strange new reality’, with images of family yoga sessions, homemade breakfasts and homeschooling without tantrums filling social media feeds, for many this hasn’t been the case.

The forced confinement, lack of support, limited socialisation, added financial pressures, job losses, juggling childcare with homeworking and the general stress of it all will have been the final straw. In fact, Rightmove has already recorded a huge spike in enquiries about rental properties and their report points the finger to a large extent at family break-up following the Covid-19 lock-down.  

If you’re considering or currently facing divorce, know that you are not alone and there are multiple options available to you. While divorce may not be a pleasant time for many, it does not need to be as painful as you may expect.

The family solicitors here at Terry Jones are trained in collaborative law, supporting amicable divorces wherever possible. We encourage roundtable meetings and set agendas, rather than formal letters passing backwards and forwards. In this collaborative process each party states right at the beginning of the meetings what their goals are and what they would like to get out of each meeting. When there are disagreements we use the anchor statements to remind everyone what was important to them at the beginning.

This collaborative approach is especially important when you have young children, when you will be keen to ensure that their needs are prioritised to allow you to find a healthy way to co-parent. Collaborative law is not the right option for everyone but when it is right, it works for the benefit of the family as a whole.

To find out more about Collaborative Law, or for any other questions on the divorce process, please email our team: enquiries@terry-jones.co.uk

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