There is often so much to be dealt with in divorce proceedings that it can feel like a daunting and impossible task. Obtaining the right legal support is crucial to seeing matters clearly. No matter how overwhelming your divorce may seem, Truth Legal can help you through it.
Even if both you and your spouse are intending to resolve the divorce amicably, advice from an expert divorce solicitor can save a lot of trouble and confusion in the long term. Seeking advice early gives you the best chance of protecting your position and receiving advice tailored to your circumstances. And just because you have instructed a solicitor does not mean that your divorce proceedings will involve bitter disputes or a lengthy court battle.
Truth Legal can offer family law and divorce expertise. We understand that divorce can be an incredibly difficult and uncertain time, but our highly-rated specialist services can provide you with the compassionate professional support you need.
If you would like to speak to a dedicated family law solicitor about your circumstances, get in touch with us today. We can offer you a free, confidential 30-minute consultation, to help you consider the best way forward in your circumstances.
Ending a marriage through divorce
In order to apply for a divorce, the marriage must have lasted for at least a year. There must also be grounds for the divorce which, in England and Wales, can only be that the relationship has ‘irretrievably broken down’. However, there are a few different ways in which this irretrievable break-down can be evidenced. These are:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- A separation of 2 years with consent
- A separation of 5 years, where consent is not required from the other spouse
- Desertion – where a spouse has left or deserted the other for a period of at least 2 years
Finances and division of assets
There are a lot of practical issues which arise out of divorce proceedings, including the financial consequences of the marriage breakdown. When the parties separate it is always advisable to consider how the assets of the marriage should be divided. These include the matrimonial property, savings, pensions, and can include any businesses you own.
It is therefore vital that your legal position is protected throughout the divorce and financial proceedings. Truth Legal can provide you with the expert guidance you need at this critical time, safeguarding your rights and working towards a positive outcome.
Will I have to go to court over my divorce?
If the divorce is not being disputed, it is unlikely you will have to attend court. Court orders are required to legally end a marriage, but these can often be completed without the need for a hearing.
In relation to the financial consequences of the marriage breakdown, if the parties cannot agree any settlement relating to the division of assets, court proceedings may be issued. The court will consider the following aspects:
- The income of the parties as well as current and potential earning capacity
- Property and other financial assets
- The financial needs of each party
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Domestic and financial contributions to the marriage
- The length of the marriage
- The ages of the parties
At Truth Legal, part of our practical and effective legal assistance involves considering all possible avenues of resolving divorce disputes. We strongly believe in taking a complete view of your personal circumstances, and advising when mediation may be in the best interests of you and your family.
Instructing Truth Legal to assist with your divorce
Truth Legal is based in Harrogate and Leeds and represents clients nationwide. By instructing us, you will be able to call upon:
- Technical knowledge and skill – ensuring your matter is handled efficiently and correctly.
- Advice and representation – a specialist family law solicitor acting for you and protecting your legal rights.
- Support and compassion – someone on your side to help you through a time when emotions can often run high.
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Get in touch with us today for advice and guidance from a family law specialist on your divorce.