Divorce solicitors

Our divorce solicitors understand that divorce can sometimes be the unhappiest time in our clients lives.  Whether you have received a Divorce Petition or wish to end a marriage for your own personal reasons we can assist.  Divorce is a relatively straight forward process where a final end to a marriage can be obtained relatively quickly, known as a Decree Absolute.  However there are a number of important steps our Specialist can assist you with from Drafting and filing the Divorce Petition or Response through to the Decree Absolute.

However, this is not the end of the Divorce process as simply getting a Divorce and obtaining your Decree Absolute is not the only matters that need to be dealt with.  Our specialist family solicitors can assist you through the other legal matters that need to be dealt with such as the matter of Finances, Property, Child Custody and many other complex areas that need to be finalised.

We can assist with the Divorce process of obtaining a Decree Absolute on a fixed fee basis depending on your circumstances and whether you are pursuing the divorce petition or responding to it.   In order to assist with the remaining matters of the Divorce such as finance etc we can work with you to find a cost effective and manageable solution in relation to fees where possible.

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Getting divorced?

If you are considering filing for a divorce or have been served divorce papers yourself, our expert divorce law solicitors can help you. We will work hard to protect your wealth and get you a fair settlement. We are on your side, they listen to your needs and have ample years’ experience in handling matters efficiently and effectively. We have acted for clients from all walks of life with wide varying finances and assets, we will do all we can to achieve a fair settlement though negotiation or court action if necessary.

Whether you are pursuing a divorce petition, filing for divorce, or are responding to one there are many time sensitive deadlines which you will need to follow.  We can ensure that these are met and your divorce papers are obtained in the most cost effective way whilst also assisting with the other important matters that will arise.

How is a financial settlement reached?

There a number of different factors that are taken into account in an assessment of how capital should be divided and whether income should be considered. They include:

The income, earn capacity, property and other financial assets which each party has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.

The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities in which each party has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.

The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage.

Any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage and their health.

Financial loss to any party of the divorce.

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What if children are involved in the divorce?

Children should always have a happy and secure childhood, even after the breakdown of a marriage. Both parents should play a part in their lives, it is important that children are protected from conflict and don’t become involved in adult matters including a parent negatively talking about the other. The encourages separated parents to work for the best outcome for their children, they desire the parents to resolve any disputes between themselves out of court.

If both parents agree are happy with the arrangements, normally where they live and how much time they spend with each parent, the court does not need to be involved. However if either party doesn’t agree the terms, either party can apply to the court for resolution of the disputed issue. This could be for a wide range of reasons.

David Durkin-Finch

Senior partner

Jacqueline Tanner

Head of litigation