Talk to us – Fixed Fee Initial Consultation
Whatever family law concerns you have, we offer a fixed fee initial consultation for £100 plus VAT. To book your appointment please call our family law team at the most convenient location for you:
- Bromley 020 8464 4242
- London 020 7481 6393
- Surrey 01372 750100
- Sevenoaks 01732 457575
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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)
As you may be aware this approach of allocating fault to one of the partners is in the process of being changed, but is not yet the law. Our divorce lawyers will be able to advise you how to best proceed with your divorce petition.
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. For more information, go to our Divorce Process page.
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.
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, 020 7481 6393 for central London or 01732 750100 for our Surrey team. 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.