Are you considering getting divorced? You may be aware that in April 2022, the law changed for getting divorced. Now to get divorced it involves paperwork that can be completed independently by both parties who are splitting up and it is not necessary to have a divorce solicitor, although it can reduce the burden considerably if you do. Divorce solicitors in Weybridge at Prentice Family Law can also assist with other matters such as financial arrangements or access to any children you may have. These are separate processes, which take place alongside the divorce proceedings. Having a legal professional representing you can take a lot of the legal pressure off your shoulders, leaving you with more time to concentrate on dealing with the emotions surrounding your individual circumstances. At our practice, we specialise in making your relationship ending as smooth as possible, so you can move forward.
How do I get divorced?
There are some big changes to how you get divorced; one of the biggest being that either party can file for divorce without needing to have to blame anybody for the relationship breaking down. The hope is that when you file for divorce by filling in paperwork for the court – with our legal support, should you choose to accept – things should be a little less acrimonious.
Once the initial application has been made and the court fee is paid, your partner will have the chance to respond. If they agree, then you will be issued with a ‘conditional order’ (originally known as the decree nisi). If they object, you may need to go to court and having divorce solicitors in Weybridge from our firm will be invaluable to ensure that you get the best outcome. However, if there are no objections, you will then be issued with a ‘final order’ (the successor of the decree absolute). Once you receive this, you will be officially divorced.
Getting divorced itself is typically a paperwork process. However, making arrangements for children and finances can be more complicated. The decisions about who gets the dog and weekends with the children can be a painful process and our divorce solicitors in Weybridge are highly trained to ensure your rights are protected in a constructive and non-confrontational way. We will always put the needs of children first to ensure that an agreement is reached that is best for them as well. By having our support and guidance, if mediation is required to help you and your ex-partner find a resolution to issues, we will be with you every step of the way.
Call us any time
At Prentice Family Law, we understand that these highly emotional experiences mean that you may need to speak to us at any time. We are contactable 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the support you need, when you need it. To find out more about how we can help, simply call us for a free telephone consultation to discuss your specific requirements and we will be able to outline what we can do to help. You can ask any burning questions you need to and we hope to reassure you that we can make this legal process easier for you, because breaking up is hard enough to do without trying to navigate a legal process on your own. Let us be here for you.