December 27, 2019

New beginnings: a round-up of our top tips as 2020 approaches

Many of us who have lost loved ones understandably experience sadness, loss and loneliness over the festive period.

These emotions can be further heightened for those undergoing divorce or separation – particularly if this is their first Christmas and New Year since their relationship ended.   

In the countdown to 2020, we’ve highlighted some of our advice and tips from 2019 to help our wide-ranging readers make plans and move forward.

We outlined the circumstances when you can get divorced without telling your spouse – along with issues which can be resolved – and why the emotional impact of divorce can be the most costly.

When couples divorce or terminate a civil partnership, a key factor is dividing any pension rights. We explained why they should treat carefully when it comes to divorce, retirement and pension share orders.  

The extensive role of grandparents as carers and role models in divorce and separation featured prominently. We stressed the importance of not taking them for granted and provided steps on how they can avoid being left in the cold this festive season when it comes to spending time with their beloved grandchildren.     

Our tips also have also included how parenting plans can be extremely helpful and why the long awaited and impending no-fault divorce law will be in children’s best interests.  

As 2020 approaches, there has never been a better time to draw a line in the sand on the past and set in place some simple resolutions for your new beginnings, hopes and aspirations. We hope it goes well and send you our best wishes.  

To find out more about any aspect of family law, call our Leeds office on 0113 246 0055, our Harrogate office on 01423 276104, or our York office on 01904 202550. You can also visit, email or tweet us @helpwithdivorce