high profile Mills/McCartney divorce the Law Society is advising anyone
considering divorce to seek good legal advice from a solicitor.
Law Society President, says:
"The Law Society
advises litigants to seek the services of a legal professional to represent
them in court.
is essential for litigants to seek professional advice at the very least to
ensure the correct documentation is in place and that no important issues
have been overlooked."
help ensure the best outcome for the parties involved. Litigants in person
(those who represent themselves in court) will often come up against their
opposite party's solicitor, which can be intimidating and is hardly an even
match, so having your own 'legal knight' to represent your cause will help
boost your chances in court. A solicitor will also be able to deal with the
masses of paperwork involved in a divorce."
approach could be useful in very straightforward cases, but it is safe to at
least get a solicitor to check everything is covered, otherwise it could
result in an unsatisfactory settlement."
solicitor will send you copies of any significant letters they receive
relating to your divorce. They will also give you regular updates on the
progress of the case, and details of any costs involved. If you are at risk
from domestic abuse at any stage, your solicitor will make it a priority to
discuss all possible ways of keeping you and your children safe.
formality of getting a divorce is a relatively straightforward process. What
is generally much less straightforward is sorting out the practical issues
associated with a divorce, such as where each person will live, who gets
what, and arrangements for any children. Before agreeing matters with your
husband or wife, it is wise to take advice from a solicitor about your
rights and the options available to you.
Society provides a free guide to helping you know your rights when
Financial support when separating
Of course no one wants a
separation to occur. We all want to try and make a go of it
but sometimes when the working has reached a point of no return.
A separation is the best result for both the couple and the children
We all hope that we will be
able to fend for ourselves but there are places to look to seek out
With all of these estimators
and advice - they are a guideline and Totz2teens cant guarantee the
amount of any entitlement you may receive.
accessible website has been designed to help you find appropriate
sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your
particular needs and circumstances. Tax credits and other benefits
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website has been developed to enable tenants renting accommodation
from a private landlord to calculate the possible amount of Housing
Benefit available to them from their Local Authority.
you are the only adult in the property you will be entitled to a 25%
discount - This is a single person discount. Contact
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