Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and upsetting things you can experience. There is only so much cups of tea and words of support can do to make it feel any better. The fact is that aside from the emotions of separating from somebody you have loved, there is a lot of legal paperwork that needs to take place and a lot of decisions that need to be approved in a court of law. This might be totally new territory for you and not something that you can even think about having to face, not when you are feeling lost at sea. At Prentice Family Law, we specialise in making the divorce process happen as smoothly as it possibly can. With our experienced team of Divorce solicitors in Guildford, we can give you the legal advice and guidance that you need in all matters surrounding your break up. We can help you to file for divorce, as well as to make arrangements for your children and finances. These are all separate processes that may be too much to face alone and, realistically, having a legal expert is a savvy choice to ensure that your rights, and those of any children you may have, are protected when you aren’t feeling clear headed or much like an expert in divorce law.
How we can help
Getting a divorce is the process that can be the most straightforward in terms of completing the paperwork. As long as your ex-partner doesn’t try to object, the process can be quite straightforward. However, the paperwork can be overwhelming to untrained eyes, and when you are feeling bereft as well, there is no shame in asking for support when you need it most – it’s what we’re here for. We can arrange the paperwork to petition for divorce and once this has been accepted by your ex, we can then organise the ‘decree nisi’ paperwork. Once this has been completed, the court will then issue a ‘decree absolute’ and this is the final document you need to say that you are officially divorced.
The more complicated areas of a separation can often be coming to an agreement about finances and the arrangements for the children. As experienced and knowledgeable divorce solicitors in Guildford, our aim is to make everything as amiable as possible, whilst ensuring that you get a fair deal. We will also aim for fairness for your children and help you through mediation if an agreement cannot be reached. For your finances, we also help you to complete the paperwork in which you outline your assets. This form is known as Form E, which is a full and frank disclosure form that has to be filled out for court. Your ex-spouse will also need to do this and from this document, decisions will be reached by the court about a fair solution. We can also negotiate with the other party’s solicitors on your behalf, prior to an agreement being presented to court. Everybody’s circumstances are different and we will be able to give you our specialist advice about what your options are for this.
No matter how you’re feeling about getting divorced, we all like a helping hand, especially if it’s one that knows the law in great depth and can steer your life onto the next stage as smoothly as possible. In order to get things started, why not give our divorce solicitors in Guildford a call and find out how we can help you? You can ask any questions you may have and we will outline what needs to be done. There is no obligation to solicit our services during this free telephone call, but we are here to make your life that little bit easier when you need it most.