The news is always full of celebrities getting divorced. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson; Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr… the list goes on. Showbiz gossip always includes the staggering amounts of money involved – the multi-million pound assets, with pictures of sumptuous houses and glamorous cars, and stories of lavish lifestyles and the enormous settlement figures that one or the other partner might receive.
You don’t have that amount of money. You don’t have that publicity. But you do have pain, anger, fear. Like them you have a relationship that’s damaged beyond repair; like them, you need someone to help you to sort things out, give you good advice, lead the way out. You might not be the celebrity. But neither are you a nobody. You might be unimportant as far as journalists are concerned – and for that you’d surely be grateful – but you take the leading role in your own personal circumstances.
What you need is a solicitor who recognises how important your life is, how much yourcircumstances matter. Despite how it seems from the magazines and the daily news, divorce is not all about big money and salacious gossip. It’s about the fundamental change in your life and what that means for you.
You matter. You, your children, your flat, your dog, your job, your friends and neighbours, whatever it might be – all the things that matter to you, that you feel might be under threat. You owe it to yourself to find a solicitor who you can trust to help you look after those things, someone who cares passionately about what matters to you. Someone who understands that crises don’t only happen during office hours. Someone you can talk to – because you will be involving them in perhaps some of the most personal and private details about your life. It starts with a phone call… so pick up the phone. You owe it to yourself.