If you’ve been feeling a bit blue so far this year, you’re not alone. The month of January has both ‘Divorce Day’ and ‘Blue Monday’ in the calendar. The first Monday of the year sees a spike in divorce enquiries, while the third Monday in January has been branded the most depressing day of the year.
With this in mind, Jersey family law firm Corbett Le Quesne has launched a ‘One Stop Shop’ to try to help anyone going through a separation in the island.
The firm says that separating is never easy, no matter what ‘side’ you are on and no matter what your circumstances, but having the support of a legal team you trust will make a huge difference to your experience.
As well as their free 30 minute information sessions they have recently added a free service for separating clients. They say they know how involved separations are; they may involve selling a property, moving house, closing bank accounts and even changing children’s schools. Letting everyone know about these changes is important but can be very stressful and time consuming. forgetting to change your address for your driving licence, for example, can mean you end up in court.
The firm says they want to take this burden from their clients wherever possible. They can prepare the forms ready for signature and even post them for clients without any extra cost.
Once Corbett Le Quesne has a client’s information on file they can take the headache and hassle away by completing and filing all the other forms necessary, for example:
- Parish registration (driving licence, electoral register)
- Social Security
- TV licence
- Bank accounts and credit cards
- Post office re-direction of mail
Corbett Le Quesne also has a close relationship with the creators of a co-parenting app called Our Family Wizard. The app provides a neutral way of communicating contact arrangements and the communications can be shared with lawyers and is monitored for unsuitable language. It can mean the difference between court proceedings and an amicable relationship and could save thousands of pounds in legal bills if there are contact issues.