Divorce & Separation
Our Family Law Solicitors are able to talk through with you the best approach to dealing with your separation, ensuring that the best interests of any children involved are the priority.
All your personal affairs taken care of
Our caring and experienced team are here to help you plan for the future, and support you and your family during more challenging times.
We are available when you need us, with evening and weekend appointments available on request.
Experienced Divorce Lawyers
Divorce is possibly one of the most stressful life events you can go through, and one that can have a major impact on your family and finances if it isn't handled correctly. We are here to offer all the expertise and support you will need to get through your divorce successfully.
Our Services cover the following areas for married or cohabiting couples
The breakdown of relationship can be one of the most traumatic experiences for a person. It will raise all kinds of difficult questions and potential problems that will need resolving. We will help you answer those questions and guide you through both the practical and emotional problems you may face, however complicated and overwhelming they may seem.
Our Family Law Solicitors are able to talk through with you the best approach to dealing with your separation, ensuring that the best interests of any children involved are the priority. The Court option is rarely the best way of resolving family matters and there are many dispute resolution options to be considered which do not involve the Court process. Mediation, Collaborative Law, round table meetings, solicitor negotiation, Earley Neutral Evaluations (ENE’s), Private FDR’s, Arbitration and the HFLS process are just some ways of resolving family issues in a much more constructive, amicable and cost effective way. We will talk you through all of these options and help you to decide the best approach for you, and most importantly we will discuss with you next steps and how to progress matters in a positive way for you.
If you wish to deal with matters quickly, for a fixed fee, away from a solicitors office and in a relaxed, neutral hotel setting contact Grace and Hardy who can assist you with this.
The undefended divorce procedure itself is in fact a simple paper or online exercise, particularly where both husband and wife have mutually agreed that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. The spouse applying for the divorce (the petitioner) is only able to present a divorce petition to the court after having been married for at least 1 year. They must prove to the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down by relying upon one of 5 facts:
1. Adultery by the other spouse (the respondent)
2. Unreasonable behaviour by the other spouse
3. Desertion for a period of 2 years or more by the other spouse
4. Separation for 2 years or more and the other spouse consents
5. Separation for 5 years or more