Earlier this year (see our April bulletin), we drew attention to some
really excellent resources that are freely available to people who don’t know where to turn when faced with divorce.
In this month’s newsletter, we would like to highlight that most people’s notion of domestic abuse is that there has been some physical abuse. However, since October 2021, economic abuse has been included in the definition of abuse in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
Economic abuse occurs when one partner has control over the other
partner’s access to economic resources, which diminishes the
victim’s capacity to support themselves and forces them to depend on the perpetrator financially.
It also includes the control of someone’s present or future earning
potential by preventing them from obtaining a job or education. In either of the above cases, often people are not aware of their rights.
We are a team of 5 experienced lawyers but, what makes us different to a firm of solicitors, is that we are acting as divorce consultants. We help people navigate the legal maze and stop them making expensive mistakes. We use our experience of the divorce process to find solutions to lower the temperature and save money.
If the above resonates or you know someone who may benefit from speaking to us, please do contact me. We don’t charge for an initial consultation.