National Legal Service Divorce Solicitors
Unfortunately, there is no getting away from the fact that a divorce or separation is one of life’s most stressful and painful experiences. No-one enters a marriage or relationship expecting it to fail but, if you are considering ending a civil partnership or your marriage, the support and advice of specialist divorce solicitors can ensure an amicable dissolution of marriage with a fair split of assets to safeguard your own interests and those of any children who may be impacted.
What are grounds for divorce?
If your marriage has lasted for more than one year, there are currently five conditions that the courts can consider justification for divorce – although a no fault divorce is currently making its way through the legal system and could see some of the conditions changed. Currently, you’ll need to stipulate that your spouse has satisfied one of the following conditions to petition for divorce and dissolve the marriage. These conditions are:
2. Unreasonable behaviour.
3. Two years’ separation on the basis of your spouse’s agreement.
4. Five years’ separation.
5. Desertion on the basis of your spouse having left you for over two years.
The process of a petition can take up to 6 months to complete in divorce proceedings in cases where there are no financial issues between you and your estranged spouse.
Resolving financial matters in divorce law can slow down the divorce process; in many cases it can take up to a year to complete the process and possibly longer in complex cases.
Obtaining clear, concise advice from experienced divorce solicitors will make a world of difference and ensure the process is completed as quickly and painlessly as possible. It’s important to note that in many cases, meditation rather than court is the preferred option, as this is less stressful, more amicable and less time consuming than appearing before the family court for a divorce hearing.
Why choose National Legal Service divorce solicitors?
National Legal Service is an expert in family law and this includes the areas of divorce law and separation. Our experienced divorce solicitors have detailed knowledge of this area of family law and can advise on all aspects of petitioning for a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership.
The circumstances which lead one or both parties to the decision to divorce can often cause tensions and emotions to run high, making clear headed, compassionate expert advice from a legal professional all the more important.
We can assist with all aspects of the divorce including
• Resolving financial matters and splitting of assets
• Property settlements
• Pensions, wills and trusts
• Child arrangement orders
• Child custody agreements and financial support
Speak to a member of our legal team for specialist divorce and separation advice
In a very limited set of circumstances, legal aid may be available to those seeking to petition for divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. We can advise on this during your initial meeting with us.
If you’re going through a separation and wish to appoint divorce solicitors to look after your best interests and help you navigate what is an extremely stressful time, contact the National Legal Service on 0203 601 5051.