The new non-fault divorce system makes the process of a divorce more simple than ever before. However, the last year has shown that it has its advantages and also its disadvantages. If you have reached the end of your marriage and believe that your problems cannot be resolved then you need to speak to us at Prentice Family Law so that we can delegate our specialist divorce solicitors in Guildford to guide you through the process and ensure a positive outcome for you and your loved ones.
Advantages of a non-fault divorce
The advantages of a non-fault divorce is that it has allowed the process to be a lot more amicable than the previous system. In the previous system, you had to state and prove why you would like to separate from each other. This often meant playing the blame game, causing conflict, upset, and enmity. Reasons for divorce could be unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion, or separation for a certain period of time and sometimes, even if these reasons were legitimate, you may not have been granted a divorce if the court decided that the marriage could still be saved. With the no-fault divorce system, you can decide as a couple that there are irreconcilable differences. This is stated by simply ticking a box on the application form. There is no need to show evidence of the breakdown rather a mutual agreement.
Why do you need a solicitor?
The disadvantage is that if you have been wronged by your spouse, then you may feel as if they have not been held accountable for what they have done. This can cause anger, frustration and emotional turmoil. In this case it is very important that you contact us at Prentice Family Law and speak to our experienced divorce solicitors in Guildford. Divorce solicitors in Guildford can provide all types of support during a divorce, they will explain the process to you including the expected timeline and they will be able to advise how best to proceed. Divorce solicitors in Guildford can also help you access other forms of help such as getting you in touch with a counsellor or other relevant support services.
Despite agreeing to submit a joint application, there are many factors to take into consideration in a divorce. Firstly, if there are children involved the matter has to be dealt with making sure that you have their best interests at heart. Our divorce solicitors will be able to help you do this. You will need to discuss and decide where the children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. You will also need to discuss how you will financially support your children, depending on your employment status and income. It is important to remember that both parents are responsible for the costs of raising their children, even if they do not see them and a child maintenance arrangement must be in place for children under 16. Our solicitor will put together a legally binding agreement with all the information that is agreed upon where necessary. Speak to us at Prentice Family Law today to find out more.