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Marriage or Relationship difficulties?

If your marriage or relationship with your partner has run into difficulty it is important that during such an emotionally vulnerable time that you do not lose or give up your legal rights. Those rights could include financial arrangements, property and access or custody of children.

Most marriages or relationships have their ups and downs but where the breakdown has become or looks as if it will become irreparable then it could be time to see a solicitor.

 

When You See a Solicitor
If you decide you need to visit a Solicitor, you can get in touch with Campbell and Haughey Solicitors Ltd, we will advise you on whether you qualify for Legal Aid.

Maintenance
Campbell and Haughey Solicitors will advise you on whether or not you require maintenance for yourself and whether or not you should go to the Magistrate’s Court or High Court. You may be able to sign a separation agreement and not go to court. Campbell and Haughey Solicitors will also advise you about maintenance for children and the Child Support Agency. If you are not married, your rights are very different and we will advise you of these.

Children
If you can sort out arrangements for your children yourself, the Court in general will not interfere with your decision. If you cannot decide yourselves, you may wish to attend Family Mediation. If you need to go to court, Campbell and Haughey Solicitors will advise you about residence and contact orders. Again if you are not married your rights may be very different and you should seek advice.

Divorce or Judicial Separation
If your marriage has irretrievably broken down and you can show one or more of five legal reasons why this is so, you may apply for a divorce. If you do not wish to preceed for divorce you may wish to apply for judicial separation.

Financial Matters
Campbell and Haughey Solicitors will advise you about all money matters arising out of the breakdown of your relationship. If you are not married your rights and entitlement will be very different to that of married people. Campbell and Haughey Solicitors will advise you about division of your house, belongings, savings, pension and all other money matters arising out of the breakdown of your relationship.

Before beginning the legal process, have you explored all outcomes?
Should you feel that your marriage or relationship is still rescuable the following organisations can offer help and can be approached before beginning the legal process.

 

Campbell and Haughey Solicitors Ltd
Family Law is the preserve of our solicitor/advocate Paul Lenehan.  We will undertake defence in criminal work, care proceedings, occupation and non-molestation orders, divorce and ancillary relief.  The rapid expansion in these areas is a testimony to the energy, ability and sympathetic attitude of Paul whose affable disposition makes him so suitable for such sensitive work.

Emailinfo@ch-solicitors.com
Telephone028 3832 5335

85 William Street
Lurgan
Craigavon
Co. Armagh
BT66 6JB