Increasing confidence in separation and divorce


As we hurtle through 2021 (astonishing that we are in February already) it would seem that any reticence in taking active and formal steps with regard to separation and divorce seems to have subsided.

Along with the usual increase of cases in January, many people deciding that they will ‘get Christmas out of the way first’, the team has received additional enquiries and new instructions from clients who have been very cautious and we would go as far as saying scared of hitherto taking action to end a relationship or trying to resolve matters by way of divorce.

The team has also received a significant increase in cases concerning the arrangements for children. This coincides with the onset of the third national lockdown and whilst parents have had to navigate this situation twice previously it would genuinely seem that this time it is simply taking its toll on already jaded and exhausted families.

The Family Team at Sintons has fully embraced the virtual way of working so that clients’ needs continue to be exceeded.  In fact, we are finding that this approach is often much more convenient for our clients.  Following on from that we have introduced a Virtual Platform which allows our busy clients to engage with us and provide information and documentation when its suits them, not us.

The traditional core hours of practice have become more fluid in the space of the last 12 months and our clients seem on board with these changes.

Coupled with that the team now has the added benefit of a Solicitor Apprentice which provides for a more varied charging structure to suit all of our clients’ budgets.

Whatever your personal situation, you need to be comfortable that it is the right time to take matters forward. That may include having an initial telephone or video chat with us to ensure that you have all the necessary up to date information and are on the right track as to how you would like things to progress.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of the team please contact us on 0191 2267878 or by email louise.masters@sintons.co.uk.


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