If your marriage has reached a point of dissolution and divorce is on the horizon, it’s natural to experience a mix of emotions and uncertainties about what lies ahead. Having a team of skilled divorce solicitors by your side can provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. We understand that you may have concerns about various aspects, such as child custody arrangements and the division of assets. Our dedicated lawyers will ensure that your best interests are at the forefront throughout the divorce process, considering both your immediate and long-term needs.
To schedule a consultation regarding your divorce, please feel free to contact one of our offices using the telephone numbers provided on our page. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us through our chat or by using the contact form.
Grounds for Divorce:
As of April 6, 2022, significant changes have been made to divorce laws, introducing a no-fault divorce system that replaces the previous requirement of providing reasons for the marriage’s breakdown or assigning blame to one party. Now, you simply need to submit a statement confirming the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This can be done provided you have been married or in a civil partnership for a minimum of 12 months. For more details, please contact us.
Financial Matters in Divorce:
Financial matters are addressed separately from the divorce proceedings themselves. The objective is to reach a fair outcome by examining all aspects of the case and taking into account each partner’s financial resources. These include properties (including the family home), savings, investments, pensions, income, business interests, and financial commitments.
Court Proceedings for Divorce:
It’s unusual to attend court in person for the divorce process itself. When it comes to financial matters, court appearances can often be avoided, and settlements can be reached through negotiation, mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration. Our divorce solicitors are skilled negotiators, and we also have experienced collaborative divorce lawyers on our team. However, if an amicable settlement proves unattainable, rest assured that our lawyers will provide unwavering support through any necessary court appearances to secure a just settlement.
Duration of Divorce Process:
On average, the divorce process typically spans between 6 to 8 months. However, several factors can influence the timeline, including the degree of agreement between you and your partner on financial matters and the prompt return of necessary paperwork. While we understand the desire to finalise the divorce quickly, it’s crucial not to rush important decisions. Our divorce solicitors will diligently work to ensure that your settlement is equitable, allowing you to move forward in life.
Cost of Divorce:
The cost of your divorce is contingent upon the extent of negotiation required with your ex-partner. Generally, if major disputes arise or if court intervention becomes necessary, the cost may be higher. In cases where both parties are not contesting the divorce, we offer a fixed-fee option. This option costs £264 when responding to a divorce petition or £708 when petitioning for divorce. Please note that standard court fees are separate and must be paid separately. The financial aspect of divorce is distinct from the divorce itself, and your solicitor will provide an initial estimate based on your unique circumstances.
Why Choose Our Divorce Solicitors:
Our legal professionals are adept negotiators committed to advocating for your interests. With offices spanning the country, we can assist you regardless of your location. We possess substantial experience in handling divorces involving high-net-worth individuals and those with business interests. If you or your partner have assets abroad or reside internationally, we have the expertise to navigate the added complexities this may introduce. Our pioneering work in the legal sector has played a pivotal role in shaping family law.
Mediation Support Service – 30-Minute Consultation:
Family mediation offers a less confrontational and cost-effective means of resolving disputes. We offer a 30-minute consultation with one of our solicitors to assess your situation and determine whether mediation is a suitable option for you. If you choose to proceed with mediation, you can benefit from our cost-effective mediation support service, equipping you with the advice, guidance, and tools necessary to achieve the best possible outcome, particularly if you are representing yourself.
To learn more about how we can assist you with your divorce, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our offices using the telephone numbers provided on our page. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us through our chat or by using the contact form.