Trying to get everything organised, documented and negotiated when you are going through a legal separation can be tricky, especially in circumstances where your ex-partner is determined to make things difficult for you. Here at Prentice Family Law, we have over 20 years of experience when it comes to guiding and advising people through their separation.

Our divorce solicitors in Guildford can help when it comes to a range of matters surrounding separation and keep you sane through these emotional times. Having someone to give you professional advice and liaise with your ex-partner or their advisor can be extremely valuable. In some cases, you may be unsure of how to proceed or not completely understand the legal jargon that surrounds you, so having someone explain this to you can make everything that little bit easier.

Children and property

Going through a separation can be hard enough, but when there are children and property involved, it can be even more complicated. Our divorce solicitors in Guildford are capable of helping you regarding both of these matters, with children’s needs being one of our highest priorities. Generally speaking, we advise that children stay in their original home wherever possible. This causes the least disruption to their schooling and keeps everything as normal as possible for them as they try to navigate their way through this difficult time.

When it comes to custody, we can help you and your ex-partner resolve any issues that you may have through mediation. In some circumstances, mediation may not be an option or it may have been tried already to no avail, in which case it is likely that your case will go to court. Your legal advisor will always be there to support you every step of the way and is capable of representing you in court to try and secure the best possible outcome for you and your children.

Dealing with difficult ex-partners

Here at Prentice Family Law, we understand that some ex-partners can be more than just difficult and may love to make the separation process as complicated as possible for you. It is vitally important that in these situations, you remain calm and do not react or respond in any way that could jeopardise your position. We know that this is easier said than done in some cases, but the results of your case could be dramatically affected. So, if you feel that you are unable to remain calm, our divorce solicitors in Guildford can liaise with your ex-partner or their legal advisor for you. In addition to this, if you have done anything that could jeopardise your case and have not told us, then we may not be able to help you as effectively as we could if you were completely honest. Being honest with us from the beginning will allow us to represent you to the best of our abilities and not have to come up with resolutions to information that you previously concealed from us that has now come to light.