If you have made the difficult decision to divorce or if your spouse (husband/wife) has reached the view that they want a divorce this can be a difficult time for both of you.
From preparing or responding to a divorce application we will work hard to make sure your divorce proceedings are as stress-free and non-confrontational as possible. The questions below may be helpful.
How do I get a divorce?
You will need to satisfy the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. To do this the court requires you to satisfy one of five facts: –
- Unreasonable behaviour
- 2 years separation with consent
- 5 years separation without consent
I’ve just fallen out of love?
Unfortunately this alone may not be enough to obtain a divorce. Discuss this and the other facts with one of our family solicitors.
What is the divorce process?
This helpful flow chart shows the whole divorce process:-
How long will it take?
If forms are completed and returned promptly and the courts act quickly the process should be no longer than 6 months, however sometimes advice may be given not to end the marriage (i.e. apply for decree absolute) until financial matters are resolved. This may then make the process a little longer.
What is the cost?
If the divorce proceeds on an agreed basis we offer fixed fee – please see details of our fixed prices. If however the divorce becomes complicated costs can increase. We will always ensure you are kept appraised of the costs in your case.
Currently to issue a divorce petition at court the cost to be paid to the court is £550.00.
Contacting a divorce solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a 30 minute free-consultation at one of our offices in Wakefield, Dewsbury or Horsforth to find out how we can help, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.