DIVORCE LAW SOLICITORS

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  • Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP

    You Instruct We Act

    Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP

    Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP

    You Instruct We Act

    212 Regents Park Road, Finchley, Greater London, N3 3HP

    0208 4466223

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  • Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Morrisons Solicitors LLP

    Clarendon House, Clarendon Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1FB

    01737 854500

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  • Simpson Sissons & Brooke LLP

    Straightforward legal advice...that doesn't cost the earth

    Simpson Sissons & Brooke LLP

    Simpson Sissons & Brooke LLP

    Straightforward legal advice...that doesn't cost the earth

    43 Townhead Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2EB

    0114 241 3970

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  • OTS Solicitors

    OTS Solicitors

    OTS Solicitors

    15 Old Bailey, London, Greater London, EC4M 7HS

    02039599123

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  • Curzon Green Solicitors

    CURZON GREEN SOLICITORS - CITY OF LONDON AND HIGH WYCOMBE

    Curzon Green Solicitors

    Curzon Green Solicitors

    CURZON GREEN SOLICITORS - CITY OF LONDON AND HIGH WYCOMBE

    114-116 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DN

    01494 451355

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  • Curwens LLP

    For Confidence, Certainty and Peace of Mind

    Curwens LLP

    Curwens LLP

    For Confidence, Certainty and Peace of Mind

    Crossfield House, Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7HT

    0208 363 4444

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  • Ellis Hass Limited

    Ellis Hass Limited

    Ellis Hass Limited

    Avon House, 435 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4AA

    0121 746 3002

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  • Hattons Solicitors

    Hattons Solicitors

    Hattons Solicitors

    Prudential Buildings, 3 Victoria Square, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1HQ

    01744 744400

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  • QualitySolicitors Chapman & Chubb

    QualitySolicitors Chapman & Chubb

    QualitySolicitors Chapman & Chubb

    Shane House, 157 Nottingham Road, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4JH

    01773 540480

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  • Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    Proud to be local

    Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP

    Proud to be local

    Suite 6, Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9XX

    01492 588200

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  • Ison Harrison Limited

    Ison Harrison Limited

    Ison Harrison Limited

    Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE

    0113 284 5000

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    Vhs Fletchers

    Vhs Fletchers

    111 Carrington Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7FE

    0115 959 9550

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  • Essex Family Law

    Essex Family Law

    Essex Family Law

    Elizabeth House, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0DG

    01245 206780

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  • Tann Law Solicitors

    Tann Law Solicitors

    Tann Law Solicitors

    Tann Law, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NU

    02477632323

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  • Allington Hughes Limited

    Allington Hughes Limited

    Allington Hughes Limited

    2 Vicars Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QX

    01244 312166

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Your guide to finding a divorce solicitor

Going through a divorce is stressful and difficult for both parties. It's important to understand the intricacies of divorce law and how to find the best possible divorce solicitor to remove some of the burdens during this difficult time.

What are some of the grounds for a divorce?

Before seeking out a divorce solicitor, it's crucial to understand the key reasons an individual may use as grounds to file for divorce. Before consulting a divorce solicitor and commencing with the divorce proceedings, you must be able to show your marriage has broken down irretrievably. UK law requires a couple to be married for 1 year before a divorce can be sought. There are 5 reasons typically accepted as grounds for divorce. Some are more open to interpretation than others. A strong divorce solicitor will guide you through these to build your case:

  • Either you or your partner has committed adultery
  • One of you has behaved in an 'unreasonable' manner
  • You are separated and have not lived with your partner for the past 2 years
  • You have not lived with your partner for the past 2 years and you both agree to the divorce
  • You have not lived together for the past 5 years, regardless of whether your partner agrees to divorce or not

What can a divorce solicitor do for you?

Divorce is a tricky matter with myriad variables. A good divorce solicitor will advise you on the best course of action to achieve your goal. This may include helping you build a case by proving your partner did indeed commit adultery or behaved unreasonably. As the causes leading to divorce can be varied and complicated, a divorce solicitor can be invaluable to your case.

Under certain circumstances, it may not be necessary to consult with a divorce solicitor. This is the case if you and your partner have not lived together in the last 5 years. However, if your reason for seeking a divorce is based on adultery or unreasonable behaviour, it is generally advisable to seek the legal counsel of a specialist divorce solicitor. Your solicitor will also act as a mediator between you and your ex-partner, which can be crucial in securing your rights once the marriage is over. Your divorce solicitor can also resolve any disputes between you and your partner. This, in turn, can speed up the divorce process from start to finish. 

What questions should I ask my divorce solicitor during our first consultation?

Your solicitor should be fully transparent and willing to provide as much information as they can. Often, they will compare your case and the outcomes of similar cases they have handled in the past. They should ensure you are made aware of all possible outcomes and become familiar with the standard divorce proceedings.

It is advisable to make a list of questions to ask your divorce solicitor such as these:

  • What is the likelihood of a positive outcome based on my case notes?
  • How long will the divorce proceedings take to complete?
  • What will the solicitor fees be?
  • What evidence can I be expected to supply?

What else should I consider before consulting a divorce solicitor?

You will need to consider several factors when deciding to end your marriage. A divorce solicitor may be able to help mediate family matters between you and your ex-partner. This will answer crucial questions regarding which one of you will take custody of any children you have together after the divorce or how custody will be shared. A divorce solicitor can also offer advice about splitting finances once your marriage ends.

One aspect of divorce that people often overlook is their reliance on their partner's immigration status. If you depend on your partner's visa to remain in the UK then you may lose your current status as a result of the divorce. This is something which must be taken into careful consideration and may require a consultation with a specialist in immigration law in conjunction with a divorce solicitor. You may need to apply for a visa independently so you can remain in the UK after the divorce. Failure to consider your immigration status could mean you have to leave the UK after your divorce.

It is important to consider living arrangements when applying for a divorce. You and your partner may have to come to an agreement through your divorce solicitor concerning what happens to your shared assets. Your assets can include any houses you own together or joint savings accounts. Make a contingency plan in the event that you have to move house as a result of your divorce. If you are seeking a divorce on the grounds that you find your partner threatening or abusive then it is advisable to find alternative housing with a family member or close friend during divorce proceedings.

What alternatives do I have to divorce?

Your divorce solicitor can begin proceedings for an annulment if your marriage is found to be legally invalid. Reasons for this may include having been forced into the marriage or if you or your partner were below the age of 16 at the time of the marriage. You may also have the option to be legally separated from your partner instead of divorced, this option is usually reserved for those who don't agree with divorce due to cultural or religious reasons.

How much will my divorce cost?

Each divorce solicitor's fees may differ depending on many factors such as the complexity of the case, their location and experience. The UK government charges an administration fee of £550 to request the forms required to petition for a divorce. You will have to consult with your divorce solicitor to obtain an idea of the individual fees charged to build your specific case. Luckily most divorce solicitors offer their first 1-hour consultation free of charge to understand the basis of your case at the outset. It is recommended to take advantage of this consultation to determine if a divorce solicitor is necessary for your particular case.

The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

The ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor

Hiring a solicitor for any legal issue can feel quite daunting. It is important that you make a good decision, but you may not know what to look for and how to chose a solicitor that is right for you. To help make the process easier, we have created the ultimate guide to hiring a solicitor. We have highlighted some of the key considerations you should take into account, as well as some handy tips to help make finding and choosing a solicitor both stress and hassle free.

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