At Goodhand and Forsyth Solicitors, we understand that separating from your spouse/partner is often stressful with tensions running high.
We have specialist family lawyers to advise you and help to resolve the issues.
We can advise on the following:-
Dissolution of a civil partnership
Issues relating to children
The impact of a Pre-nuptial agreement
We aim to offer a professional and efficient service with compassion and understanding of the particular difficulties you are experiencing.
We appreciate that the cost of obtaining legal advice is often a consideration.
We therefore ensure that we offer a clear pricing structure which is discussed and agreed with you prior to any work being carried out.
In certain circumstances, we may be able to assist you on a fixed fee basis. We also offer competitively priced fixed fee appointments should you wish to simply attend for an initial appointment to obtain general advice. There is no pressure for you to instruct us thereafter.
Frequently asked questions:-
Can I get a divorce/dissolve my Civil Partnership?
Yes, if you have been married for more than one year.
On what grounds can I issue divorce proceedings?
The marriage/partnership must have irretrievably broken down (no chance of reconciliation). You must then prove one of the following facts:-
o adultery (not available for Civil Partnership applications)
o unreasonable behaviour
o desertion (two years)
o two years separation with the consent of both parties
o five years separation
We can of course advise you of the details required within the Divorce Petition.
How long will it take?
Usually between four to six months for a straightforward divorce/dissolution.
Will I have to go to court?
Not if the case is straightforward. The process is usually a paperwork procedure unless one party defends the divorce/dissolution.
What about the finances?
We can advise you in relation to the division of property, investments, pensions and income.
What are the benefits of using Goodhand & Forsyth?
Our lawyers have:-
- specialist legal knowledge
- many years' experience
- the ability to provide clear and concise advice without using legal jargon
- good understanding of your needs, approaching your case with compassion
We are able to:-
- draft divorce documentation and assist you throughout this process
- advise and assist you in making arrangements for the children
- provide you with comprehensive advice in relation to the matrimonial finances and guide you through this process
- discuss non-litigation options such as Mediation and Arbitration
For more information or to make an appointment contact our Family Department on 01483 679373.