The process of divorce can be extremely difficult and exhausting, which is why it is so important to have a team of our divorce solicitors in Weybridge in your corner. There are often lots of components to consider and more often than not, you might not have ever considered them before. Why would you? It’s unlikely that you saw a divorce in your future. Before you panic, get in touch with us! Whether you’re prepared or not, you can rest assured that our divorce solicitors in Weybridge are well ahead.
Here at Prentice Family Law, we understand that every case is just as unique as the family it involves. We believe that working together as a team will provide the most favourable outcome for our clients. We’re passionate about what we do, but we’ll let how hard we work speak for itself.
In the short article below, our divorce solicitors in Weybridge will answer the most commonly asked questions about divorce.
The marriage itself
In order to file for a divorce, you need to have been married for at least one year. In a general sense, it shouldn’t matter whether yourself or your spouse are the one that initially files for the divorce. There are unique cases, however, that may make you want to file first. In the case that you are the petitioner, it will be us that chase up the respondent and keep the proceedings moving smoothly. If the divorce is a result of adultery, it is important that the aggrieved party is the one to file first.
The legal proceedings
Two of the most popular questions we receive are in regards to court and the need for a solicitor in the first place. Solicitor’s can be extremely helpful in situations that include money, children, assets or pensions for a variety of reasons. Our solicitor’s are trained to advise you on the most favourable parth as well as provide the option to negotiate the terms of the divorce, specifically regarding financial items. We will also make sure that documents are filled out correctly and filed on time.
Whether or not you will have to attend court in person depends on whether or not the divorce is uncontested. In most cases, we are able to sort out the divorce outside of the courtroom, but you should always be prepared for a court appearance if necessary.
A contested divorce
Unfortunately, there are divorce cases that are not that simple. It is not uncommon for a spouse to contest a divorce file, but we are more than prepared to handle this situation. If your spouse believes that the contents of the petition is not true or falsified, it is possible that the complete divorce will be drawn out. In some cases, spouses might do everything in their power to delay the proceedings, or make it more expensive. Ways that they can do this include filling out documents wrong, not filing them on time and asking the court to delay decisions regarding finances and childcare. It is important that you have one of our solicitor’s by your side to keep the ball rolling.