Matrimonial or civil partnership break up and children

The prospect of divorce can be daunting but with us to guide you through the process and steer you clear of legal pitfalls, then the process need not be as difficult.

We will offer sensitive and independent advice taking account of your long term needs and aspirations.

Divorce can only be granted if you can show that your marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown. In other words that it is beyond repair. This is shown by proof of 1 of 5 facts.

The divorce process can be relatively straight forward in most circumstances. However, it is the settling of your financial affairs and the unravelling of your joint assets which invariably can take time. This is the process known as an application for ancillary relief.

In addition to the divorce and settling the finances the children must be considered: with whom they will live, where they are to be educated, and future plans including contact both with your partner, and also of course with other relatives.

We will do our best to assist you in reaching an amicable solution. We will also discuss with you the alternatives to court action. These are negotiation and mediation.

Don’t forget that you may need to change the terms of your Will once you consider getting a divorce.