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It is always our aim to help you reach a solution to your divorce matter as quickly and amicably as possible, while at the same time ensuring that you are fully aware of your rights relating to matters concerning the breakdown of your relationship.
We have a number of free guides available for download. Written by our divorce solicitors, they provide information on:
- The Divorce Process
- Property and Financial Arrangements on Divorce
- Children in Divorce and Separation
- Wills and Divorces
How do I get divorced?
The process of divorce is, initially at least, concerned with formally dissolving your marriage or civil partnership (civil partnership dissolution) and before you start to think about arrangements for children or any financial settlement on divorce you will need to consider the reason why you are applying for a divorce.
You will need to prove to the court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down and there are five facts which prove grounds for divorce:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- 2 years’ separation (with consent)
- 5 years’ separation (no consent required)
Our divorce lawyers will be able to advise you how to best proceed with your divorce petition. You can also find more information on our Divorce Process page. Please note that new legislation comes into effect in 2022 to introduce so called ‘no fault divorce’ which removes the need for one of the five facts to apply.
If you are the respondent (your spouse has applied to the courts for a divorce), we can help you handle the paperwork so that you fulfil your obligations to the court. We will provide advice and support throughout the process, and as you agree arrangements for children and deal with property and finances on divorce.
It is only natural to be concerned about the cost of your divorce and we offer both pay as you go options for which we provide a quotation and a fixed fee arrangement. Our Fixed Fee Divorce package is designed to take you through the central stages of the divorce process for just £750 plus Court fees. If you choose our fixed fee package have the option to add extra support, for which we will provide specific quotations, if required, throughout the process, but you will know that the core elements are covered.
What is a separation agreement?
A separation agreement means you can live apart without formally ending your marriage or civil partnership. It is a way of officially acknowledging the breakdown of your relationship without the legal finality of divorce.
Divorce is a big decision and many clients who come to see us are not quite ready to end their marriage or civil partnership immediately. If you are not sure whether divorce is the right course of action for you, we can advise you on how to formally separate from your spouse or civil partner whilst protecting your assets and relationship with any children. We can draw up a deed of separation and the matter of divorce can be dealt with at a later date.
If you do not wish to divorce due to your religious beliefs, but acknowledge that your relationship is over, then we can advise you in obtaining Judicial Separation which is accepted by the Christian church.
If you are contemplating divorce or separation from a long-term partner, you are likely to find our free One Hour Divorce Workshop to be of value. Our next event is on 20 January 2022 and covers the new rules for ‘no fault’ divorce and the latest developments in addressing children’s matters at divorce. To find out more, go to our One Hour Divorce Workshop page
Divorce solicitors in London and the South East
We can provide you with a ‘tailor-made’ service offering as much or as little help as you require. We can advise you on the options available, assist you with all documentation and represent you at Court. Alternatively, we can simply provide ad hoc advice when you require it.
We have both female and male solicitors within the Family Law department and are happy to accommodate a request for you to see a particular member of our team.
Please call our Family Law solicitors for help or advice on 020 8464 4242 for our Bromley team, 01732 457575 for Sevenoaks, 01372 750100 for our Surrey team and 020 7481 2422 for London. Alternatively email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a fixed fee, no obligation one hour interview so that we may provide you with initial advice and suggest the options for your next course of action.