When you get married, the last thing you are thinking about is the possibility that you may not go the distance and most people are at your wedding to toast you every success for the future. Sadly, however, life can throw a curveball and you may find that your relationship has broken down and it is better for you and your family if you are no longer an item. But, when you are married, it is not a simple case of breaking up and that is that; it is a legally binding contract that you have to get out of and you need legal experts to ensure that you get the best deal financially and for any children you may have. At Prentice Family Law, we offer a range of services to support you through the breakdown of your marriage, from filing for your divorce to making arrangements for your finances and your children, and supporting you through an international divorce process if you or your spouse lives abroad. Find out more about what divorce solicitors in Weybridge at Prentice Family Law can do for you.
A frequently asked question clients pose is: ‘What do I need to do to get divorced?’ Getting divorced itself can actually be fairly straightforward in that there is a cost of processing the divorce in court and if you do the paperwork yourself, there is no further cost incurred. We can help with the paperwork if you prefer not to do this. However, simply organising the paperwork to get divorced does not include arrangements for children or your finances, and this is where legal representation is very important to ensure that everyone gets a fair deal. When you are upset and stressed, having a calm and knowledgeable advocate of your rights is essential.
Whilst you are filing for divorce, you can also be making arrangements for your finances. We will be able to take control of the situation and all you need to do is be open and honest about all of your finances to ensure that we act in your best interests. To do this, you and your spouse will be required to complete a full and frank disclosure form from court about your assets and income, known as Form E. From this information, we will be able to outline a strategy that we will employ in negotiating the best outcome for you.
When settling matters of finances and arrangements for children, it is compulsory to have mediation to come to a decision about how things will be settled and from this mediation a ‘memorandum of understanding’ will be produced and sealed by the court. The mediator is not going to give you legal advice during the process as they must remain impartial to both parties and allow you both to come to a decision through discussing your circumstances together in a controlled environment. Divorce solicitors in Weybridge from Prentice Family Law will be able to guide you through the legal implications of discussions held in mediation and can advise you of your rights based on your individual circumstances, prior to you having mediation so you are aware of what you should be expecting to reasonably achieve. We are members of Resolution, which is a group of solicitors who believe in dealing with such matters in a non-confrontational way and getting results that are fair for all.
If you would like to find out more about how divorce solicitors in Weybridge at Prentice Family Law can help you in your unique case, contact us for a free initial telephone consultation and we can start to put your mind at ease about the process, we can help you through with plenty of TLC when you need it most.