Divorce / family Lawyer

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Legalhelpneeded
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Divorce / family Lawyer

Postby Legalhelpneeded » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:33 pm

Hi, I’m posting under a different name for obvious reasons. I am contemplating leaving my husband and really feel like I should talk to a lawyer to get a better understanding of how this might work. Any recommendations or suggestions would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance x
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AbbevilleMummy
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Postby AbbevilleMummy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 am

Hi there, sorry you are going through a tough time.

My husband is a very experienced divorce lawyer who works in the city but is obviously home based at the moment.

He would be happy to have an initial conversation over the phone or locally to give you some guidance whether or not you decide to retain him.

PM me if you would like his contact details.
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Postby Anon1234 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:50 am

I have gone through this and can send my lawyer’s details and provide some info if you want to message me.
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Postby FandF » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:59 am

Hi there,

I spoke to Alice Wightman at Stowe Family Law who was recommended to me as I wanted to find someone who was a ‘collaborative’ lawyer.

In the end my husband and I used a mediator - we wanted some help to get the financial aspect sorted, but there was no difficulty agreeing arrangements about the children. We’ve been separated over a year now and are waiting until two years is up as then we don’t have to write a statement of blame. So when we are ready to proceed with the divorce we will go back to Alice!

Best of luck x
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Postby Chucka2468 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:01 am

Hi.

I am sorry for your situation. I do not know lawyers but if I may suggest
Try retrouvaile marriage weekends. People attend as a last resort to placate a parent or child or wants them please to give it one last try... and speak if how their marriage is beautifully transformed and they have discovered wonderful connections. Sometimes separation is the only way. Often there is much to be saved and far too much to be lost. God bless.

Smart loving also do great resources but they are for enhancing good health and vitality in marriage not "emergency services" as it were
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Postby Jellie75 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 am

Hello

I can highly recommend Laura Naser at Penningtons - she has a very informative Instagram page @thefamilylawyer and a brilliant book called The Family Lawyers Guide to Separation and Divorce - How to get what you both want. She is extremely well informed. I wish I had known about her before I started my own divorce proceedings.

Good luck and take care of yourself.

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Postby golfwidow » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am

Do try Charlotte Posnansky at Charles Russell Speechlys.  She's really lovely
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Postby Kim Marshall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:35 am

My name is Kim Marshall and I am a family lawyer with over 20 years experience of  divorce and separation. I suggest you  chose a lawyer who is a member of Resolution which is an organisation promoting a constructive approach to divorce, taking into account the needs of the whole family. I would be happy to chat through your options on the phone. You can look at my profile on the Keystone Law website.
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Postby Kirstie’s Mom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:45 am

It is really hard to answer this because frankly the type of lawyer you hire will depend on the specifics . I needed a very good , senior lawyer as I was the breadwinner and my husband was trying to seek half my assets whilst he had stolen from me ( unknown) for 27 years . He employed a real pit bull . I ended up paying six figures in legal fees but saved a lot more in the end but I also had a brilliant judge .
Most my friends go the mediation route or with a simple less expensive firms ( all members of resolution) and spend around £25,000. I wish I could have done that .
My lawyer was Lois Langton from Finders . She was brilliant and kept costs to a minimum from her side as much as she could . The judge was so appalled by my husband and his lawyers antics he made them pay most my fees since spiteful partners and their lawyers can jack up your legal fees almost as a sport.

Message me if you need to speak but if Its straight forwards the couple usually split the assets 50 50 and shouldn’t cost the moon.
Divorce is hideous but there is life on the other side
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Postby JudyBodansky » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:22 pm

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear you're going through a tough time. I'm a family lawyer at Royds Withy King in London. I'd be happy to have a chat with you about your options.

Send me a message if you want to speak.

Judy Bodansky
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Postby Tinygarden » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:07 pm

Sorry to hear that you are in this situation.

I would echo what has been said previously and say that a good place to start is by finding a lawyer that is a member of Resolution.

I am a family lawyer (my name is Polly Barklem) and would be happy to speak to you if that would be helpful.

Take care.
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Postby clare74 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:55 pm

May I also put a word in for Kim who posted earlier in this thread. I know her to be both kind and clear in her communication, and extremely focused on the steps you need to take to navigate a 'successful' divorce. It is never pleasant, but there are ways - and people - to make it the least painful experience with the best available outcomes for all concerned.  
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