2nd March 2021
Going through life-changing events, such as divorce or separation, can be extremely difficult to deal with. Often moving through different stages together with ups and downs. Even an amicable separation can spark difficult emotions for those going through the divorce process and starting a new life.
A great support network can really help people to recover from divorce. It can give them peers to talk to, take their mind off negativity and help them to continue in hard times.
This article from our Family Law Team at Lamb Brooks shares 10 tips on how to support a friend, family member or colleague through a divorce.
Under the current government guidance supporting a friend going through a divorce can be quite limiting. You probably long to give them a hug, spend an evening indoors together or go for a few drinks to cheer them up.
Given the restrictions it may be useful to remind yourself of ways to show your support from a distance. Keep in touch over the phone, messages and social media. You could also organise meet ups virtually via platforms such as Zoom, Teams, Skype or FaceParty. You could surprise them with a delivery of flowers, a gift or cards/postcards through the door.
It is worth noting that it is possible to meet up with one other person outdoors under the current guidelines (02/03/20). You could go for a walk or exercise together outside whilst practising social distancing. Ensure that you do this close to home, rather than driving miles. It might also be nice to plan ahead so that you both have something to look forward to once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
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Finally, don’t forget to reassure them that whilst life may currently feel bleak, things will improve. A positive influence can help boost their mood and keep them going when they feel down.
If you are looking for some advice on behalf of a friend, we would be happy to give you all the information they would need to start the ball rolling with an initial appointment. This first appointment is charged on a fixed fee basis, giving them up to an hour and a half of time with an experienced divorce solicitor followed by a detailed letter of advice. We can offer this as a video or telephone call from the comfort of their home.
Our website is full of useful, topical articles which may be a good starting point if they are not quite ready to meet with a solicitor but want to learn more about the process and options available.
Call us on 01256 844888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our online chat assistant who will put you in touch with our expert Family Law Team.
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The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.
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