When you say the words ‘I do’, you probably aren’t thinking about the things you won’t agree to if your marriage were to break down. In fact, as you tie the knot and sign the legal contract, you want the fairytale ending and that’s all, right? Sadly, at Prentice Family Law, we understand that life has a way of throwing curve balls and if you have found yourself faced with the difficult decision to end a union, you also have the trials and tribulations of legally ending your contractual obligations involved in marriage. Thankfully, we are a forward thinking practice that has divorce solicitors in Weybridge who are ready to help you, no matter where you are in the UK or abroad.
What will happen when I get divorced?
When you get divorced, there is the legal process for actually getting the divorce put through. Alongside that, finances and arrangements for any children must also be agreed upon.
In order to get divorced, you will need to complete some paperwork and pay the court fees. This paperwork is fairly straightforward and you may wish to do it yourself, however, we completely understand that when you are upset and stressed, it is possibly the last thing you want to consider having to face. We can take the burden from your shoulders and do this for you. To start getting a divorce, there is a petition which is sent to court and when the divorce is complete the courts will issue you with a decree absolute, which is the final document needed to officially declare you are divorced. This is normally a fairly swift process, depending on how busy the courts are. It can take around 6 months to complete.
The areas that can take longer to arrange are the finances and arrangements for children. This can commence at the same time as petitioning for a divorce, however, it can be protracted if both parties are not willing to compromise. Where children are concerned, we will put their interests first and ensure that they get a solution that is right for them. With your finances, we can also help you immediately from the moment you contact us. We have the expertise to advise you on how best to proceed and we can take control of your case, communicating with your ex-partner’s solicitors on your behalf. You will both need to complete a full and frank disclosure form, on which you will declare what your assets are. It is called Form E and is a court form. Your divorce solicitors in Weybridge can complete this form with you and answer any questions you may have along the way, so you know what you need to include and what you don’t.
Taking the next step
If you feel that you are ready to have support in getting divorced, we will be here for you. Our divorce solicitors in Weybridge are experienced, knowledgeable and highly sympathetic to your situation. At Prentice Family Law, we just want to take the weight of the world off your shoulders when it comes to the legal process and get you looking forward to the next stage in your life. With our support, you can take that step.