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Since Sarah had started going through divorce proceedings she found it easy to shut herself away and hide from what was happening, but as time went on she realised she needed to stop hiding and start living, so she went for a much-needed catch up with one of her best friends, Emma.
“So, how are you and the kids?” she asked. “Oh you know, no divorce is easy”. We had managed to avoid the conversation so far but discussing the divorce felt very strange; saying it out loud made it feel all the more real. I told her all about the law firm that I had chosen, Wilkin Chapman - who have been brilliant and made things a lot easier to deal with. They’ve taken all my worries, they’re sorting through the different areas of our life that we will be separating, and we’ve put together a plan that makes divorce seem manageable.
‘How will you cope financially on your own?’ Emma asked me.
There it was, the million-dollar question I keep trying to avoid.
When I married Paul, I really thought we’d be married for life. We made all of our major investments together, and now these assets and financial securities, somehow, have to be separated. It all feels a bit overwhelming, but thankfully my solicitor has been very clear about what I can expect to receive and what my options are, and whilst we haven't reached a final agreement yet, I feel clearer about what the future may hold.
The largest asset has to be the house which we’ve agreed to sell. It won’t be long until it’s officially put on the market. It’s hard to think about letting go of our family home, but the sooner it is sold, the sooner we can all move on. I didn’t realise solicitors helped with such a variety of situations. It means I’m not having to deal with different companies for all the different services I need.
Don’t miss the next episode of Sarah’s Story as she sells her house and looks to the future.
DISCLAIMER: Sarah’s story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are purely the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
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