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Divorce Solicitors​

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Divorce Solicitors

How we can help you with divorce and any family law services

With years of knowledge and experience in divorce law, we are able to provide world-class service to all of our clients, regardless of the level of complexity. We will provide you with expert advice so that you can make the best decision possible. Our Family Law Solicitors in London will tailor their service to your needs, assisting you in establishing goals, implementing plans, and guiding you throughout the process.

When looking to start divorce proceedings, you must first be sure that you have grounds for divorce. Parties can then rely on one of five facts to support their case. These are;

1. Adultery;
2. Unreasonable behaviour;
3. Desertion for two years;
4. Two years separation with both parties agreeing to divorce;
5. Five years separation (with or without agreement).

Adultery and unreasonable behaviour are the most frequently cited reasons for marriage dissolution.

Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

To be eligible for a UK divorce or to dissolve a civil partnership, you must have been married or in a civil partnership for at least 12 months. If this is not the case, you can file an annulment petition or a (judicial) separation application.

The divorce process is divided into five stages. These are the following:

  • Choose the legal grounds for divorce on which you want to rely;
  • Fill out a divorce petition;
  • Submit the petition to a divorce centre, either online or by mail, along with the appropriate court fee;
  • Apply for a decree nisi (when the court is satisfied that a person has met the legal and procedural requirements for obtaining a divorce, a provisional decree of divorce is issued.)
  • Apply for a decree absolute (6 weeks after you have the decree nisi)

In England and Wales, the divorce process takes four to six months on average.

However, a few factors can affect the length of a divorce, including one party's lack of cooperation, complicated financial issues and/or child arrangements, and delays at divorce centres and family courts.

You may not need a divorce solicitor if you file the divorce petition yourself through the online process.

It is, however, strongly advised to seek legal advice before entering into any financial settlement.

No, you cannot use the same solicitor as your partner because it would create a conflict of interest. It is recommended that you both seek independent legal advice from your own divorce solicitors.

It is critical that you seek legal advice early on in order to determine the best course of action for you. This pertains to critical issues such as divorce, child custody, financial arrangements, pension arrangements, and inheritance after divorce.

Why choose Ackroyd Legal for your Divorce?

Our team of specialist Family Law solicitors have years of experience acting on the behalf of clients. We advise parties before they make a decision to divorce. We have a human approach and our focus is to understand rights and obligations, aiming for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

If you think you may need assistance, contact us today. Having a trustworthy solicitor on your side can be significantly important.

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