Divorce Solicitors

Divorce SolicitorsDivorce Solicitors

The breakdown of your marriage can be a life-changing event. So, when choosing divorce solicitors, you need people by your side who not only give first-class legal advice and effectively protect your position but also guide and support you through the process. Our team of specialist divorce solicitors couple their extensive experience of divorce law with a human touch. Their advice is practical, straightforward, and thorough, and delivered with the degree of compassion and empathy often required in divorce cases.

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What Issues Can Our Divorce Solicitors Help With?

Our divorce solicitors assist clients with all aspects of divorce law and procedure, including the following:

• Divorce Procedure

The divorce process begins with one or both spouses filing for divorce. You no longer need to apportion blame for the relationship ending but must state that your marriage has irretrievably broken down.

If you initiate the divorce, our divorce solicitors will send a copy of your application to your spouse, who must acknowledge receipt within 14 days. Your spouse can either agree to your application or, in very limited circumstances, dispute it. There follows a 20-week ‘cooling off period’, which the parties can use to explore a reconciliation or try to settle the issues arising from your divorce.

When the cooling off period has ended, you will apply for a ‘Conditional Order’, asking the Court to confirm that you are entitled to divorce your spouse. At least six weeks after the Court makes your Conditional Order, you can apply for a ‘Final Order’. It is the Final Order that finalises your divorce and legally ends your marriage.

A straightforward divorce can, in theory, be finalised within a few months. However, matters can be delayed if the issues involved are extensive or complex.

Our divorce solicitors will guide you through each stage of the divorce process, and ensure you are kept updated on its progress throughout.

• Children

For many divorcing couples, their overarching concern is minimising the impact their separation has on their children. Our divorce solicitors understand that issues such as where the children should live, who they should spend their time with, and maintenance arrangements can be hard-fought and evoke strong emotions. However, it is important to keep matters as amicable as possible for the welfare of the children.

Our divorce solicitors are acutely aware of the need to resolve issues relating to the children of a divorcing couple as quickly and amiably as possible. They will encourage you and your ex-spouse to explore alternative dispute resolution methods to minimise the disruption your separation causes to your family.

• Financial Settlements

A key issue in divorce proceedings is how to divide a couple’s finances. The financial settlement details how the couple’s assets will be split, including the marital home, cash, pensions, and investments. It will also address whether one party should pay spousal or child maintenance to the other.

Financial settlements can be fiercely negotiated, particularly when the couple’s assets are extensive. It is always preferable for the parties to reach an agreement between themselves if they can, either through negotiations or by using an alternative dispute resolution method such as mediation. If such methods fail, either party can ask the Court to consider their situation and make a financial order.

Judges have wide discretion when deciding how to divide a divorcing couple’s assets. No hard and fast rules can be applied to predict the outcome of a financial settlement, and a Judge will base their decision on what would be fair in the couple’s individual circumstances.

Examples of the types of issues a Judge will consider when deciding the terms of a financial order include the following:

  • The parties’ financial situations, including their income, savings, investments, and earning potential.
  • The parties’ pension pots.
  • The parties’ business interests.
  • Any trust interests.
  • The parties’ standard of living during their marriage.
  • The parties’ liabilities, including loans and credit cards.
  • The parties’ financial needs and the financial needs of any children.
  • The financial situation of any new partners.

How Do Our Divorce Solicitors Work?

Our divorce solicitors have an intricate knowledge of divorce law and procedures and work tirelessly to protect their client’s interests and the welfare of their client’s children. They are also friendly, approachable, and empathetic and are always on hand to discuss your matter and answer any queries you have relating to it. Our divorce solicitors understand that costs can be a cause for concern and strive to settle matters as swiftly and cost-efficiently as possible. They will keep you updated on fees throughout the course of your divorce, providing estimates for each stage and giving regular costs updates and breakdowns.

Please call us now on 01603 672222 for a no-obligation conversation today or Click Here To Make An Online Enquiry.

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