With the excitement of the silly season over, the dreaded January blues having passed, it’s time to turn our attention to February, the month of romance. If you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow, Valentine’s Day can be an important day for you and your loved one.
But don’t be put off if it’s not all hearts and flowers! Many believe Valentine’s Day to be a manufactured Hallmark holiday, and if that’s the case, fire up your search engine!
Valentines have been exchanged from as far back as 1400. The circumstances surrounding Valentine’s Day are somewhat cloudy, but according to one legend (of many), a man named Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting after he fell in love with a young girl, believed to be his jailor’s daughter, who had visited him while he was imprisoned. Before he died, it is said that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,”
Doesn’t pull on your heart strings? Whereas some see Valentine’s Day as a day to commemorate their love, others step back and re-evaluate their relationships but that doesn’t always mean separation. Rather, people want surety for the future. Entering into a financial agreement may be just the thing to help your relationship go from strength to strength, giving you peace of mind going forward.
It’s not all Bubbles and Barry White
Putting love on such a high pedestal brings pressure and high expectations. A disappointing Valentine’s Day often means V-Day can quickly turn into D-Day and we see a spike in Divorce applications.
If you find yourself in that situation, it is important for you to seek legal advice from experienced family lawyers. Separation can be emotionally difficult and frustrating but our team of lawyers at Tiyce & Lawyers will help you make the best decisions for you.
So if you are not one of the 150 million people sending Valentine’s Day cards all over the world this year and things have taken a turn for the worse, we have a range of specialist family lawyers to suit your personal needs. We specialise in all things family law including financial agreements, divorce and property settlements.
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