I’ve got my first visit to the solicitors this week and if I’m honest I pretty nervous as I have never done anything like this before. I’m thinking of going the legal separation route for now. Does anyone have any advice or questions that I could ask? I’ve done a bit of research but any help is welcomed 🙂
I had my first meeting last week. It was full on and I think I only took in about 30% of it so take someone with you if you can. I was advised if I wanted to go down the separation route I would have all the same costs twice when I wanted to divorce so it wouldn’t really be worth it (but my case isnt very straight forward so may be different for you.) Ask about the process, costs, finances, access for the kids, options for your living situation. Good luck xx
Like Graciejane my solicitor also advised a divorce straight off although ultimately she said it was my decision. Having a legal separation doesn’t quite finalise everything & still means you need to do this down the line. I would advise taking as much financial information as you can when you go too.. Oh and be prepared for a v slow process!