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HowTayntons can help you negotiate the minefield of a divorce

The festive season is traditionally the time for happiness and good cheer. But for some it sadly marks the end of a marriage. It’s a well-known fact that many couples limp through Christmas and New Year, only to start proceedings for the break-up of their married life on what has been dubbed Divorce Monday. If the couple getting divorced are involved together in a business, the divorce process can be a potential minefield. Tayntons Solicitors, Gloucester’s biggest law firm, has a dedicated family law department with a highly experienced team to help clients overcome these difficulties. Chris Price, staff partner at Tayntons explained: “This time of year is traditionally when we see an increase in new enquiries, especially involving divorce and financial matters. “We always like to have an initial discussion with the client, ideally face-to-face, or we can do it over the phone. We establish the facts of the case.

“What are the assets, what are the issues and then, most importantly (something that some solicitors don't always do) we ask the client what it is they want? So rather than launching straight into giving advice, we try to bring a personal aspect to it by asking the clients what it is they are looking to achieve.” Some clients want divorce proceedings to remain as amicable as possible. As long as they are aware of what they can and cannot ask for, this is fine and can be implemented. “Other clients will have particular assets that they are very keen to protect, business interests and properties etc. It is about establishing what those assets are and what the main aims are so that we can tailor the case towards them,” said Mr Price.

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