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This article was written by Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors
If you are thinking about getting divorced or separating from your partner, you may want to start thinking about legal advice to ensure you make the right decisions and know what your rights are. If your marriage or partnership is ending, you may need to sort out things like childcare, money, property and housing.You can find advice about what you need to do if you are ending your marriage from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
There are set steps to follow when getting a divorce, and whilst you can attempt to manage the process yourself, it’s usually best to contact a specialist divorce lawyer, especially if there are children involved or complications such as your partner not agreeing to the divorce.
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Working out how often you can have contact with your children – or are willing to allow your ex partner contact and whether unsupervised visits and/or overnight stays can be agreed upon can be difficult. The most important thing is to do what is best for your children.
You can work this out between you and going to court should always be a last resort, but for many is still the only way to gain contact with their children, or prevent a violent or abusive ex-partner from having contact with the children.
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