Splitting upWhen the unthinkable happens
Splitting up is never easy and can be deeply distressing. Although you may both want to agree a fair division of what you have owned together you may not see eye to eye on what ‘fair’ looks like. You might agree the relationship is over, but the emotions involved can often make reaching agreement quite difficult.
The legal position for married couples and unmarried couples is quite different and it is very important that you fully understand what the law says about your particular situation so that you can try to negotiate a fair and sensible way forward. We are experienced in advising and representing people going through separation including where there are complicating legal and emotional aspects. We deal with cases where there are considerable assets and others where resources are very tight.
We always take the time to understand your emotional and practical needs so we can help you find the best way forward to bring your relationship to a fair conclusion enabling you to move on with dignity and self-respect and where children are concerned, with the ability to co-parent them together where possible.
At Beck Fitzgerald we encourage a collaborative approach to reaching a fair settlement when relationships break up. We will work with you to try and find the best way of achieving fairness. We operate in a modern and practical way so that, having understood your needs we can advise you on the best options open to you to reach a settlement over all issues following the breakdown of your relationship so that you can move on with your life with dignity and self-respect.
The position for unmarried families or co-habitees is entirely different to the position of married couples when it comes to the law. There is no such thing as a ‘common-law’ husband or wife. This is a common misconception. At Beck Fitzgerald we are experienced at looking after the interests of those who have been in an unmarried family and guiding you through the complex and changing legal framework which applies to any disputes that you might have.
We take a modern and collaborative approach to dispute resolution to try to help you achieve a fair separation and allow you to move on with your life after your separation with dignity and self-respect.