If ‘I do’ has become ‘I don’t’, you need a lawyer who listens.
Divorce is never easy and seldom painless. Which is why you need the help and support of a family lawyer who not only understands the law but also understands you.
How we can help you
We offer new clients a fixed fee appointment with one of our experienced family law solicitors charged at £150 + VAT. Our guarantee is to provide you with clear and constructive advice, based on your needs and goals, to ensure you find the best possible outcome. To book your fixed fee appointment (face-to-face, telephone or by video) simply contact the family team on: 01206 574431 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ground for divorce
The law relating to divorce changed to a no fault divorce on the 6th April 2022. A no-fault divorce removes fault or blame from the divorce process. Couples will be able to divorce solely on the basis that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
The no fault divorce process
A no fault divorce will take a minimum of 26 weeks to complete. Under the new no fault rules, a party can no longer contest a divorce. The stages for the divorce are as follows:
- One, or both, parties will give notice that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and file the Petition for Divorce
- The parties then enter a period of reflection. This is a 20 week period in which couples have the opportunity to reflect and, if viable, work through their differences before committing to a divorce
- After the 20 week period of reflection if one, or both, parties still wish to divorce they give notice confirming they wish to proceed
- The court will make a conditional order
- After another six weeks and one day the court will make a final order
To find out more about the divorce process, and the frequently asked questions, download our guide for divorce below.