Finding a solicitor to help you to get divorced is not what you imagine you’ll need to do when you are planning your future with your betrothed. We know divorce can be difficult to contemplate when you are dealing with emotionally challenging circumstances; when things are coming to an end. Many people sadly find that they do need the help of divorce solicitors in Weybridge and at Prentice Family Law, we aim to help you through with support, efficiency and care.
If you think you may need some legal advice, read on to find out how we can help.
One of the most important things that you need to consider when getting divorced is seeking legal financial advice and it is advisable to speak to us as quickly as you can. Coming to a financial settlement can be one of the hardest parts of the process and we are here to make it as easy as possible. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your personal situation and we can tell you the strategy we would implement for you and advise you of costs from the outset.
Part of our remit as divorce solicitors in Weybridge is dealing with all private matters to do with children. We don’t deal with public law, but we have the expertise and experience to deal with custody cases. It’s always best if child custody cases can be resolved between the two parties involved, but we know that sometimes this isn’t always possible. In that instance, we’re here for you. We aim to keep the welfare of your offspring at the top of the list of priorities, no matter how other feelings develop between the divorcing parents. We can guide you through the steps that need to be taken starting from the initial free telephone consultation, enabling you to feel reassured about what needs to happen from the outset. When you know what is involved, it helps to relieve some of the stresses and strains and our aim is to be approachable and answer any questions you have as we progress through each stage of divorce proceedings.
One of the first questions we are often asked is how much it will cost to get divorced. If you complete the paperwork yourself, you only have to pay the court fee. If you require help with the paperwork, we charge a fixed fee plus VAT, in addition to the court fee. Most solicitors charge a fixed fee for this service.
These fees only cover the divorce itself and often when people imagine getting divorced can be expensive, it is because of any legal battles about custody or agreeing financial settlements. We will be able to advise on individual cases about projected costs for anything like this.
How long it takes to get divorced
The divorce process starts with a petition to get divorced and it ends with a decree absolute. The decree absolute confirms that the marriage is dissolved. It will depend on how busy the court is; however, it normally takes about 6 months for this process.
If you do need to take the difficult step to get divorced, contact Prentice Family Law and let us make it as easy as possible for you. We understand the highly emotional time you will be going through; we will take control of your case and look after your needs.