Families in Lockdown - A Time for Decisions

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Are you currently:-

  • Planning to start a family;
  • Planning to move in together, once the lockdown is lifted;
  • Planning to buy a home together, once the lockdown is lifted;
  • Thinking about what might happen if you or your partner/spouse became ill or were to die;
  • Planning the future of your family business;
  • Planning to secure future protection from physical or mental abuse, control or coercion;
  • Planning to remarry ……?

We are all having to live and come to terms with a ‘new world order’. Our lives have been turned upside down almost in the blink of an eye. Talk of lifting the lockdown is confused and we are coping with what feels like an almost endless stream of difficult and at times painful news.

Family law is a strange and difficult country too! Most people won’t even give it a second thought and the lucky ones may never have to but for most family law lies in wait and often it affects us all the time, without us even knowing.

But humans are resilient and we often love to make plans for our future … and so we should!

The plans you make for your private life and personal future, how you organise arrangements for your children, your finances and property, can and often impact upon you into the future, sometimes without you realising (and this can be particularly so if you one day find yourself in a dispute with your partner).

The plans you make can and often impact upon you into the future, sometimes without you realising

Understanding your plans and decisions in the context of family law is therefore advisable and sensible. In what other aspects of our lives do we do things without understanding the consequences and legal implications? You’ve no doubt heard the often repeated phrase – “I wish I knew then, what I know now” ….

So, if this time away from work has brought up family issues or future planning for you and you would like to understand the legal consequences of those decisions or the plans you are making, then now may be a good time to explore and understand your situation better.

At Alan Simpson & Co Solicitors we have family lawyers on hand to offer advice, on a completely confidential basis and entirely without obligation, and in such a way that suits your particular circumstances, whilst adhering to the strict current Covid-19 guidance. Please email familyhelp@alansimpson.com or call us on 01268 745406 to find out more about the services we can offer.


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