When your relationship has ended we’ll help you move forward to a happier future
How we can help
You may have reached the stage where you are considering either separating from your partner or divorce. We understand that this can involve difficult practical and emotional decisions. Our role during this difficult time in your life is to listen, support and provide a personal service that is specifically tailored to your individual needs.
Our solicitors are members of the organisation Resolution and therefore committed to dealing with every case involving relationship breakdown in a sensitive, conciliatory and non aggressive way.
If you are in a cohabiting relationship or married and wish to separate from your partner or spouse and sort out your financial arrangements and /or arrangements for your children then we can advise you of your options and provide practical assistance in terms of drafting Separation agreements where appropriate and necessary.
If you wish to divorce then we can handle this process for you and any related issues. If your spouse has started divorce proceedings against you then again we can advise and guide you through the process. We will offer you as much or as little assistance as you may want or require.
To commence divorce proceedings you need to have been married for at least one year and prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably which will involve presenting a petition to the court based on one of the following five “facts”;
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Two Years Separation with consent
- Five years Separation without consent.
Every case is different but the divorce process usually takes between 4-6months from the date when the divorce petition is sent to the court to the date when Decree Absolute is granted. Decree Absolute is the final decree in the divorce process which once granted by the court ends the marriage. In some cases it will be appropriate to delay the Decree Absolute application until any financial issues between you and your spouse have been resolved.