Divorce, depending on the situation you’re in, can either be a straightforward process or an arduous one. Legal advice and support is often necessary, so it’s important to understand what to do if it’s necessary for you.
In England, divorce can only happen if you’ve been married for at least one year. Sometimes divorces are possible to carry out without the support of divorce solicitors. However, if there are disputes with your agreements, finances, property or children, it’s advised you seek a trustworthy solicitor to guide you through the process.
To help you understand what’s required to successfully begin the arrangements for a divorce, you should start with considering the sole ground, which is the “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage and then the facts, which essentially covers why your marriage has broken down. Having this in place helps the courts understand the reasons for your divorce.
In the unfortunate circumstance your ex-partner disagrees on the grounds of divorce, making it difficult to arrange who pays for the fees, this is when you will need a solicitor to support you. It’s important to ensure you have as much evidence as possible if your case is taken to court.
If you do require a solicitor, we can represent you in court and speak on your behalf. We will strive to secure you the best result in court, guiding you throughout the proceedings from the outset.
If you have any questions regarding the length of time divorce takes, the costs involved or how it all works, we’ll lead the way for you in this sometimes demanding life change.