The prospect of a divorce can be daunting and upsetting. However, our divorce solicitors are here to help guide you and offer expert legal advice on the process, price and potential outcome of your divorce.
In order to get divorced, a couple must first demonstrate that their marriage has broken down and they actually have grounds for divorce. They must also be married for at least one year before applying for a divorce. The breakdown of a marriage must be based on one of the following five things in order for it to proceed:
- Adultery – where your spouse has committed adultery with somebody of the opposite sex and you find it intolerable to live with them
- Unreasonable Behaviour – where your spouse has behaved unreasonably and you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them
- Desertion – where your spouse has deserted you and you have not seen them for at least two years prior to the divorce petition being issued
- Two Years Separation with both parties consent – you must have been separated for two years preceding the divorce and your spouse must consent to the divorce
- Five Years Separation – you must have been separated for five years preceding the divorce
When it comes to same sex marriage and civil partnerships, the same rules apply, with the exception that Adultery cannot be used as grounds to prove your marriage/civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. Our experts can advise you on how best to proceed.
What does the divorce process involve?
Although getting a divorce may seem straightforward, other areas of family law can come into question during the proceedings. For example, decisions may need to be made regarding child support, custody or your financial assets. Our team of divorce solicitors can help you should any other issues arise. Throughout the proceedings we will aim to provide the best outcome for you and your children.
As well as solicitor’s services, we can provide you with legal help in regards to family mediation, which must be considered in most cases before court proceedings can be issued in respect of finances or children matters. Our solicitors will always work with you in order to represent your best interests going forward.
We will always aim to be professional and friendly in order to make your divorce as painless as possible. If you need advice on how to get a divorce, preparing the divorce papers or anything else, call us today on 0151 242 5111