Divorce / Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
It can be a very difficult decision to conclude that a marriage or Civil Partnership is at an end. Some parties are of the view that the only way to formalise a separation is through divorce proceedings. Others decide that they are in no hurry to deal with the formalities of divorcing, and so opt to enter into a Separation Agreement.
Whether you decide upon divorce or separation is a matter of personal choice.
A divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage (including for same sex couples). A dissolution ends a Civil Partnership. Divorce / Dissolution gives the court the power to make financial orders. However, in order to commence divorce proceedings, the parties must have been married for at least a year.
We offer a fixed fee for divorce / dissolution proceedings, which provides our clients with clarity on costs. Our fixed fee is applicable provided that we do not need to effect personal service upon the other party and provided that the proceedings are not defended or unnecessarily delayed.
Whilst the divorce process is not complicated, there are a number of pitfalls if you do not know the correct practice and procedure. We are here to guide you through the process, navigating the legal maze from start to finish.