Although the rights of married and civil partnered couples In England and Wales are largely the same, the grounds for ending your legal union are a little different.
In all cases, you must have been married or in a civil partnership for a year and meet certain criteria to petition the Court for divorce or dissolution.
You must show that the marriage or civil partnership has broken down irretrievably.
You do this by proving certain facts:
We will take your full instructions and advise on the most appropriate fact in your case.
Despite what the papers say, there is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” or dissolution! If both people are in agreement and there are no delays filing paperwork, the process could take from between 4-6 months. If there are disagreements about finances, the process will often take longer.
Every person and every separation is different so you can choose the level of assistance you need, from a one-off consultation to review your arrangements or full representation in more complicated matters.
Therefore costs will vary, but please be assured that we have a transparent approach to fees and will provide you with cost estimates at each stage.
In many circumstances it is possible to divorce in the UK even if you do not currently live here, and we can advise according to your circumstances. We have represented clients in the Middle East, Far East, France, Australia and the USA.
Read more about choosing the right jurisdiction for you divorce.
Allard Bailey Family Law is based in Holborn, London. We also have an office in Hertfordshire. Our team of divorce and family solicitors can guide you through the divorce process with empathy, keeping you fully informed at every stage. You can meet our divorce lawyers in our offices in London or Hertford for a face-to-face consultation, or wherever is most convenient for you. We can be reached anytime via:
For an initial discussion about your situation, please call us on 020 7993 2936 or visit here