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Articles : September 2008

Divorce and family law explained 

How to avoid a messy divorce

By Woolley & Co, on Monday September 22, 2008 at 10:25am

Woolley & Co, solicitors managing partner Andrew Woolley shares his views, based on many years experience, of How to Avoid a Messy Divorce.TALK. In our experience, friends are good to talk to for basic emotional support but they can be so supportive (which they tend to think means agreeing with you, no matter how unwise your thoughts) that they unintentionally cause problems to increase.Although talking is important you do sometimes need to practice selective listening, especially to people...

5 things to do to keep arrangements about the children amicable

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday September 16, 2008 at 12:34pm

  1. TRY TO REMEMBER that you are still both parents of the children even if you are divorcing and that the children need you both. “What is best for the children in this situation” might be a useful guide to remember when perhaps tempted to respond to a spouse who might be doing everything they know that annoys you!2. TALK to each other and especially to your children. If you have a specialist family lawyer they’ll...

6-Point plan for an amicable divorce

By Woolley & Co, on Monday September 1, 2008 at 1:06pm

Family law solicitors Woolley & Co offer this practical 6-point plan to help keep your relationship on an amicable footing during divorce.1. Avoid seeking revenge against your spouseThis can be difficult, especially if you feel that you are the “wronged party”. Focusing on the past is usually counter-productive when it comes to sorting out the arrangements for your children or finances. If the emotional temperature has already been raised in “tit for tat”...

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