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I want to end my relationship but I am worried about the ‘cost of living crisis’. Can I afford to separate?

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16th February 2023

For most couples, separation has a significant impact on their financial circumstances. In the short-term, this can mean reduced monthly income, increased monthly outgoings and even moving home. In the long-term, this can mean loss of financial security (e.g. pensions).

This is especially true during times of economic difficulty. The current cost-of-living crisis is undoubtedly having an impact on a large number of families and the decisions that they make. We see increasing energy bills and food prices, decreasing house prices and rising mortgage rates. For many couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship, they may feel that staying together is the best and most affordable option for now.

At Thomas Flavell & Sons, we understand that it may not be the best time to separate from your partner. Early expert legal advice is essential to help you understand your options. Arrange your *free consultation with the Family Team in Hinckley.

*Maximum 30-minute session with one of our expert family solicitors in Hinckley; strictly by appointment only in March & April 2023