It felt like my whole life came crashing down on me when my husband told me that he was leaving, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was 29 years old and had never lived alone. We had been together since school and I had never known anything different. People were telling me it was my time to stand on my own two feet and do what I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted. It sounds easy enough but when it comes to doing it then it’s a different story. If I had only had myself to deal with it may have been easier, I could have run off to the other side of the world and hid, but my daughter had to come first.
Between my husband leaving and me trying to work out what to do I needed some stability for myself and my daughter so we moved back into my Mum’s house for a couple of weeks. I struggled to return to my own home because, well, it was our house. That’s just it. It was our house. Everything in that place belonged to both of us and I couldn’t face all those memories and all the fun times we had had. After a few weeks of upset and confusion I knew if I was to ever move on I would need to seek out a specialist in divorce law. SW London is rife with options but I had no idea where to start.
After a few days of searching the Yellow Pages and searching online, a friend gave me a business card for a firm that specialised in divorce law in SW London. I gave them a ring and we arranged a consultation for the following week. The lawyers were absolutely brilliant, they informed me of all my option and where they thought we would have most success. The also always kept in mind my daughter and what was in her best interest.
It was a long process and many tears were shed, but it’s now 12 months later and I’m divorced. My daughter and I got to keep the house which was great news for the both of us all though I am now looking to sell as I still can’t quite shift the feeling of ‘old times.’ I am so grateful to the team at Abbot Delves. Their guidance through this difficult time was second to none and I would challenge anyone to find a firm that deals with divorce law in SW London in a better way.
Abbot Delves – Thank you.