Statistics show that more than 120,000 couples with dependent children separated during the 2013 calendar year. Among them, roughly half were married couples and the other half were co-habiting. If you find yourself in a place where the relationship with your partner has soured, you need to know that there is a difference between a legal separation and divorce. DJP Solicitors are qualified separation lawyers in Aberdeen able to help you sort it all out.
A legal separation does not end a marriage relationship between two people. Rather, it is a legal arrangement that allows them to live separately while remaining married. Separation can be stressful, especially when there is contention between the two parties. One of the things we do is help solve disputes between partners to ease some of that contention.
Knowledgeable Separation Lawyers in Aberdeen
When filing for a legal separation, clients need to know what their rights and responsibilities are under the law. One of our tasks is to make sure you get advice about your rights and responsibilities as early in the process as possible. When you work with DJP Solicitors, we will cover things such as:
- asset division
- division of debt
- child custody
- child support
- visitation and access
As you can see, the legal issues covered in a separation agreement are the same issues attached to a divorce proceeding. This means that how your separation is set forth will lay the groundwork should you and your partner decide later on that divorce is the best solution. It is extremely important, for this reason, that you make sure your rights and responsibilities are correctly addressed in the separation.
DJP Solicitors is an experienced law firm with the knowledge necessary to represent you during separation proceedings. We have represented clients throughout the Aberdeen area, seeing them through a very difficult and stressful time. We can help you with the legal aspects of your separation as well.
Capable, Affordable Representation
DJP Solicitors handles separation cases with, or without, children involved. In order to make sure our services remain as affordable as possible, we offer three ways for clients to pay.
- We offer a variation of the 'no win, no fee' principle for cases involving financial disputes.
- We provide a more traditional pay-as-you-go package.
- We offer a single, fixed fee consultation if you just want advice in order to determine where to go with your case.
You may contact our offices by telephone or email to discuss your case without further obligation. However, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. The earlier we can get started working on your behalf, the more effectively we can represent you and your interests. Your case can become increasingly more complex the longer you wait.
Legal separation is certainly not the ideal situation partners can find themselves in. Nevertheless, it happens. DJP Solicitors wants to be your separation lawyers in Aberdeen. Our attorneys are ready and willing to help you.