Ben Stowe explains how the team at LMP recognise that separation and divorce can impact on all aspects of your life and, therefore, that the interplay between our advice and your personal circumstances is a sensitive one.
Marriage is one of the most serious contracts a couple can enter into. Ditto divorce. It is never as easy as a rubber stamp. The divorce process is a complicated one, which often involves complex emotional and financial issues. There is no ‘one size fits all’ model for clients and as a solicitor you need to be able to react to the situation your client finds themselves in.
Meeting with a client I quickly came to realise that his case was more than a divorce. There were issues surrounding the arrangements for the children, reputational management, privacy and the need to deal fairly and equitably with the family finances that spanned a number of different jurisdictions. That particular case ended with a negotiated outcome on all issues.
But even then, acting for your client in a divorce does not end upon a negotiated settlement and the pronouncement of Decree Absolute. There are always ancillary issues that require your attention and careful consideration. I do my very best to make myself available for my clients. It is important to me that they know I am there for them when they need me.