Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences to endure in life, its impact is often wider reaching than initially believed. Prentice Family Law are divorce solicitors in Weybridge who are here to help you if you are experiencing the breakdown of your marriage.

Prentice Family Law’s team of divorce solicitors in Weybridge wants to make the ending of your marriage as pain-free as possible. We would prefer to find the smoothest way forward in your divorce proceedings, believing in keeping it simple for all involved and aim to lead to a conclusion that is suitable for all involved.

If you are worried about the cost of your divorce spiralling out of control, please do not.  Prentice Family Law seeks to keep the cost as low as we possibly can, as well as keeping you always informed of any expenditure. We believe that there should be transparency between a solicitor and client in all things, giving you a full understanding of the cost of your divorce helps build your trust in us.

Decree nisi

Once you decide to file for a divorce, the courts will issue a divorce petition along with sending an acknowledgement of the intent to divorce for the opposing party to read. At this point you become known as the petitioner; the other party involved becomes the respondent.

The respondent must complete and return the issued petition, this is so they can show they acknowledge the divorce, this then allows the proceedings to move forward.

A copy of the respondent’s acknowledgement is sent to the petitioner or their solicitor.  At this point the paperwork can be prepared as required to move your divorce to the next stage, it is at this point that a decree nisi may be issued.

Prentice Family Law’s team of divorce solicitors in Weybridge wants you to understand that a decree nisi is a provisional decree of divorce. At this point you are still married, waiting for your divorce to be finalised.

Decree absolute

The petitioner can apply to the court after six weeks and one day after the decree nisi is issued to finalise their divorce. At this point, they are issued with a decree absolute.

Once you have obtained a decree absolute you are legally divorced, making you free to marry again if you so wish.

Keep in mind

Here we have only outlined the basic divorce procedure. Any financial or childcare arguments arising from a divorce are treated separately, we would urge you to seek additional expert legal advice around any matters coming out of your divorce.

Speak to Prentice Family Law

If you find yourself in need of a divorce solicitor, we invite you to contact us at Prentice Family Law. We promise to listen to what your needs are and provide you with options, to help you make the right choices before moving forward. We promise to always treat you with the respect you deserve, along with protecting your information and privacy at every turn.

We aim to make your divorce as stress-free as possible, allowing you to start planning how you want to move on with your life after your divorce is final.

Prentice Family Law is a specialist firm set up to deal specifically with all aspects of family law.

We offer our services in divorce, international divorce, children, mediation, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and injunctions.