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Jan 8 2017

What Not To Do When Filing For Divorce

Sara Plant

Applications for divorce surge in January, especially the first week after the New Year, as people decide to start the new year with a clean slate after what can be a very stressful Christmas holiday.

Being with your partner for many days when a marriage is already experiencing problems is an issue but add the pressure of in-laws and putting on a “happy face” for visitors and it can quickly reach breaking point.

Sara Plant, Partner and Head of Family Law commented “Christmas for some couples can be fraught with lots of tension, emotion and financial issues which can expose the fractures in an already strained relationship.  We see this reflected in the volume of divorce applications we receive in the New Year”.

Whilst Christmas can mean breaking point for some, applying for divorce through anger can also cause many issues.  Sara Commented “Our advice is to be strategic. You need to…

Jan 6 2017

How To Protect Your Business During A Divorce

Philippa Buckland

Many marriages end in divorce, especially during the new year, and it can be a real concern when one or both spouses own a business.

If you or your spouse own a business or if you started one together, it may be your marriage’s most valuable asset.

Your primary activity should be to identify a legal firm with successful experience of combining divorce with company and commercial law.  The divorce process can be a tricky path to navigate, especially when a business is involved, so enlist the services of a firm that has one eye on the best interests of your…

Jan 5 2017

Communicating With Children About Divorce

Catrin Photo

Divorce is often painful and difficult for adults and even more so for children.

For all ages of child, the ability to communicate their own feelings can be extremely challenging especially when their parents are going through their own stressful process of grief and pain.

All Children, will need caring, supportive parents to help them understand, name and navigate their feelings, which can include sadness, anger, confusion, anxiety, fear and guilt among others.

If possible, parents should try to “park” their differences and communicate with their children about the divorce together in a manner that the child can understand.  Repeated reinforcement that…

Jan 2 2017

Divorce After Christmas?

Sara Plant

Unfortunately, many marriages end shortly after Christmas.

Whether it’s the pressure of creating the perfect Christmas day, the stresses of the festive season impacting on an already strained relationship or a poor decision made under the influence of alcohol; many marriages come to an end at the start of January.

The first Monday after New Years, referred to by some as ‘D-Day’, see’s a spike in divorce applications so whether you are thinking of leaving your spouse or your other half has told you the marriage is over, the first response is usually an emotional one.

This can range from relief and…

Dec 30 2016

PETER LYNN AND PARTNERS DONATES £2,500 TO TŶ HAFAN

Rebecca Chick and Peter Lynn

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has donated £2,500 to Welsh based children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan.

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families throughout Wales and has been the charity of choice for the law firm for the last year.

Peter Lynn, Senior Partner at the firm commented “We are proud to raise funds for this worthwhile charity and after visiting the hospital recently, we have seen first hand the great work the team at Tŷ Hafan do for families and children with palliative…

Dec 20 2016

Thinking of an Exit Strategy From Your Business?

Peter Lynn

IF YOU ARE A COMPANY DIRECTOR AND ARE THINKING OF YOUR EXIT STRATEGY, ENSURE YOU SEEK SOUND LEGAL ADVICE.

Whether you founded the business, worked your way up from the shop floor or joined as a Director, when it comes to an exit strategy, you need a law firm you can trust to obtain the best result for both you and the business.

There are many ways a person can leave a business however there are multiple considerations to ensure the way in which you leave is handled in a manner that doesn’t damage the business and is structured to prevent…

Dec 13 2016

Divorce Involving Significant Assets

Sara Plant

Divorces can sometimes be amicable with both parties reaching an understanding on how aspects of the marriage such as homes, child access and assets can be allocated in a quick and agreeable manner.

Many divorces however can turn in to bitter battles; especially when there are significant assets involved which both parties stake a claim to. Add in an allegation of infidelity and the whole process is not just painful and distressing for all concerned, it can be an extremely costly affair.

Where Peter Lynn and Partners offer a true unique skill is our experience of dealing with high value, complex…