Divorce can often be a complicated and strenuous event. To consider taking on such a life-changing event in your life, it is imperative you have access to all the right information. Consequently, this is why here, at Prentice Family Law, we strive to work tirelessly for our clients.
We are a small family-run law firm, who offers a service of dedication to our clients that many big law firms may not be able to do. Because we care about our clients, we want to help you make a well informed and educated decision. Therefore, we offer a free initial telephone consultation to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
What do I need to know?
Firstly, it is helpful to know who qualifies for divorce. The following circumstances can be considered checks if you are able to get a divorce:
- If your marriage is legally recognised in the UK
- If the UK is yours or your spouse’s permanent home
- If your relationship has broken down permanently
- If your marriage has lasted over a year
If this is the case, the divorce solicitors in Weybridge will explain how to invoke the divorce petition on one of the following grounds:
- Adultery – your spouse, had sexual intercourse with another person outside your marriage.
- Unreasonable behaviour – your spouse has behaved in a way that would make it unreasonable to expect you to live with them.
- Desertion – your spouse has left you for longer than two years. Or you have been separated for two years, and your spouse agrees to a divorce. Or if you have been separated for over five years and still your partner has not agreed to divorce.
What to expect?
Using our divorce solicitors in Weybridge, clients can expect a safe place to discuss their options for divorce without any pressure from us. We do our best to inform our clients about the entire divorce procedure. This includes financial aspects, child custody, and anything else that may affect you in the breakdown of a marriage.
At Prentice Family Law, we also offer mediation. A mediator works on the details with the couple in regards to children and financial services. They differ from solicitors as they cannot provide legal advice. Additionally, a solicitor only works for one of the individuals that are involved in the divorce. The main benefit of mediation is to have more control in the divorce process and keeping the decisions out of the courts. When using a mediator, it is still important to use a solicitor. A solicitor’s number one interest is you, the client, and will treat you as such. The mediator’s main job is to maintain neutrality for the couple that are involved in the divorce.
As aforementioned earlier, we provide an initial free consultation by phone. Our legal assistant will schedule a call for a time that suits you, even if it is outside the office hours or at the weekend. Please provide some details of what you would like to discuss, and one of our divorce solicitors in Weybridge will host the consultation.