Christmas can be an awful time for separated families, especially when it comes to working out who the children will spend time with if both parents are in their lives, but it can also be hard for lone parents like myself as we have no support from the other parent, and we have to face the hard emotions that Christmas and all it's 'family' messages brings with it.
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|Family Law Solicitor Jenny Beck|
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1. I’ve been separated for last 3 years, and my ex now has new partner who is pregnant, due in May. Would it be more beneficial financially for me and my daughter if the divorce happened now, before the baby is born? Would financial rights be affected once the other child is born?
This depends on your individual circumstances. I can’t see how the timing of the divorce has any material impact on the finances, however, the birth of the new baby might. It’s worth understanding about whether you have agreed child maintenance.