Separating from your partner can be one of the biggest decisions you make in your life. Here at Prentice Family Law we understand that it is one of the most stressful situations you can find yourself in. We are here to help ease the process. You need to contact us and speak to one of our divorce solicitors in Weybridge so that we can make sure that you are happy with the decision you are about to make and explain the steps of the no-fault divorce that was introduced in April 2022. The process itself is more simple than it used to be, however we still recommend that you seek the assistance of our divorce solicitors Weybridge to achieve the best results for you and your loved ones.

No-fault divorce

Since last April couples are now able to proceed with a divorce without having to place blame or provide evidence against one another. This promotes the chance of an amicable separation rather than the bitterness, anger and hatred that can be caused as a result of divorce proceedings. This is why it is called a no-fault divorce.

The steps of a no-fault divorce

You can apply for a divorce together or by yourself depending on your personal circumstances. This is easier than before as there is no need to set out the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship. If you apply for the divorce by yourself then your spouse will be sent a copy of the divorce petition and given 14 days to complete and return the petition to the court. After this you will be given a 20 week reflection period. During this time you can decide whether or not you are happy with the decision that you have made. Perhaps you may try living separately or talking through your issues to ensure that a divorce is the right choice for you. At the end of the 20 week reflection period you can apply for a conditional order. This can be done together or separately again depending on your personal circumstances. Once the conditional order is granted there is a further 6 week and 1 day wait after which you can apply for the final order. Once you receive the final order the divorce is complete.

Expert legal assistance

This may sound simple, however a divorce can have a significant impact on all aspects of your life. Where there are children involved, we at Prentice Family Law understand that this is a particularly sensitive situation to find yourself in. Our specialist divorce solicitors Weybridge will help make sure that all decisions are made with the children’s best interests in mind. With our knowledge and expertise we will help ensure that the divorce is carried out amicably and that it is beneficial for you and your loved ones. Let us take the stress out of the process and be the voice of reason during this difficult time.

We want the divorce to have a positive impact on your life and future so that you can look back at this time and be happy that you made the right choices and the right decisions. Speak to us at Prentice Family Law today so that one of our team can walk you through the process and help you achieve the best end result.