There are too many songs to count about breaking up and heartache; the reality is, these songs have been popular because so many people can relate to them. If you have found yourself in the position of needing to get a divorce, you will probably know that you are not alone in this and needing to find legal support in getting divorced is a challenge that many others are also faced with. At Prentice Family Law, we have divorce solicitors in Weybridge who can help you wherever you are in the UK or abroad.

Getting divorced

If you believe that getting divorced is a drawn out and lengthy process, then you wouldn’t be the first to think this. However, the act of getting divorced can actually take as little as 6 months, depending on how busy the courts are. What actually can take a long time is coming to an agreement about finances and the access arrangements for children. If both parties are feeling angry and are unwilling to compromise, this can make things more challenging. Having an experienced solicitor to help navigate you through these choppy waters can take a lot of the strain away from you and help you to reach a solution that is fair for everyone involved.

What do I need to do to get divorced?

To simply bring your marriage contractual agreement to an end, you will need to complete some paperwork. You can do this yourself, or our divorce solicitors in Weybridge can do this for you if you can’t face dealing with it. The first stage is to petition the courts for a divorce. Once this has happened, your ex will become the respondent who will need to complete the paperwork to acknowledge that they accept the reasons you’ve given for the divorce. We will then prepare the ‘decree nisi’ paperwork which precedes the final document that will be issued by the court, the ‘decree absolute’. The decree absolute is then the confirmation that you are both divorced. However, nothing else has been arranged other than this ending of the union.

How will my finances be sorted out?

Both parties will need to complete Form E, which is a court form, and is known as a full and frank disclosure form. You will detail in this document what your assets are. We will be able to advise you about what constitutes an asset and what does not need to be included in the form. We understand that everyone’s financial situations are different and we have helped clients from all financial backgrounds. We can then discuss the options and negotiate with the other party’s solicitors about this.

What about my children?

If you have children, we don’t want them to suffer any more than they already are as a result of their parents splitting up. We would seek to encourage parents to put the needs of their children first, but if there is a seemingly impassable void between you, there are steps that can be taken to come to a resolution which may involve mediation. By chatting to us, we can explore the options with you in depth given your individual circumstances.

What next?

If you would like to find out more about how divorce solicitors in Weybridge at Prentice Family Law can help, give us a call and we can help you to start moving forward with your life to find happier circumstances.