Searching for Divorce Solicitors following a relationship breakdown
So, you’ve decided that you’ve reached the end of your relationship. For some, it is a relief to start the divorce – or separation process, and for others, it goes with a bit of sadness.
Whatever the case may be, the process of divorce and separation can seem daunting and intimidating. Where do you start and should you contact divorce solicitors?
In the case of the divorce process, it may help to have a quick overview of the stages.
- The person seeking the divorce must file the divorce application in court.
- The other person will be notified and must acknowledge within two weeks that they have received the service form.
- Both parties now enter a ‘reflection’ period of 20 weeks allowing them to make sure divorce is what they want. If divorce is a sure thing, the parties can use this time to organise their finances or talk about child arrangements.
- The petitioner (or both parties) applies for conditional order, and if the judge is satisfied that the grounds for divorce have been met, a certificate of entitlement will be issued, giving you a date. This can take a number of weeks.
- A final order is the last step, roughly six weeks after the conditional order. When this is granted, the marriage is dissolved.
All of this can sound daunting in what is already an emotional time. If you are unsure how to to apply for the divorce or have any other questions about the process, our family law solicitors at Robertsons Solicitors will be happy to help. You will also need to consider the finances and how they are to be divided. Again, this can be difficult and is more complex than the divorce itself.
Cohabitating couples are not covered by the same laws as married couples, but when they separate, they still need to resolve issues around the division of property, finances and childcare.
Robertsons Solicitors are your specialist family law solicitors that can help. We can provide all the support and advice you need so that you can successfully end your civil partnership or marriage.