Divorcing at Halloween. Trick or Treat?

First Witch: “What are you doing?”

Second Witch: “I am making a special Halloween potion that requires the eye of a werewolf, the gizzard of a ghoul, the liver of a vampire, the horn of a unicorn and the heart of a lawyer. So far, I have everything I need except the lawyer’s heart.

First Witch: “Good luck with that!”

As Halloween approaches with ghosts and ghouls, pumpkin carving, and ‘trick or treating’, I wanted to take the opportunity to stress that if you are facing the sad inevitability that your marriage has come to an end, divorce need not be scary. Meeting with a solicitor need not be scary.

Specialist practitioners understand that discussing your private life can be difficult. It can be upsetting. However, a vast number of solicitors specialising in Family Law are members of a body known as Resolution. This organisation comprises nearly 6,500 members including lawyers, marriage counsellors, life coaches and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to divorce. Family breakdown resulting in divorce is difficult already; there is no need to over complicate.

Without exception, all members of the Family Team at Trethowans are also members of Resolution. As a result, we serve our clients in a proactive and approachable manner. We are all contactable via our direct lines and will always have time to address your concerns and to advise in a sensitive and pragmatic way, to include that we are extremely transparent as to costs.

Whilst lawyers in general are often the brunt of jokes as to poor character, the reality is that here at Trethowans, we take the time to listen to you, to understand your family circumstances and to work with you to find a solution that is long lasting.