Divorce Law

Whether you want to start divorce proceedings, respond to a divorce petition, reopen an old settlement, find new lawyers to conduct existing proceedings, or simply talk through your options, we can help on an hourly rate or fixed fee basis.

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Separation and divorce can be a difficult time in emotional, practical and financial terms. Our experienced team of family law solicitors can smooth the path for you, sympathetically and effectively. If you have concerns over the affordability of divorce proceedings because your partner controls the family finances, we can help ensure that he or she pays your costs. In some circumstances we can also offer to work on a fixed fee basis.

The Divorce Process

If you’re getting a divorce, it’s helpful for you to understand the process so you’ll know what to expect.

You have to have been married for at least one year before you can get a divorce, and you’ll need to prove that your relationship has “irretrievably broken down”. The ‘Grounds for Divorce’ can be demonstrated by 5 facts:

  • adultery
  • unreasonable behaviour
  • 2 years separation with consent from both you and your spouse
  • 5 years separation
  • desertion

It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after the relationship breakdown to make sure that the divorce proceedings are issued appropriately. It’s also helpful if you and your spouse can agree on the grounds for divorce – this can potentially save a lot of time and money.

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Divorce financial settlements

Sorting out your finances is a very important part of the divorce process to protect your future, and the future of your children if you have any.

Although a Decree Absolute legally ends a marriage, it does not end any financial commitments. To end matrimonial financial commitments, you’ll need a Financial Order from the Court.

We can help with:

  • Clean Break Orders
  • Consent Orders
  • Pension Sharing Orders

Our intention is to provide the best possible service to meet your individual needs. We can then agree on a clear course of action with a cost structure, so that you are always in control.

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