Divorce can be very upsetting and stressful, and you need a lawyer you can trust to represent your best interests. Divorce is tough but we will do all we can to ease the pain and get you through the worst of it by taking the pressure off you and sorting it for you.
We will sort out the sharing of marital assets and money. If your spouse will not agree to what is fair, our expert advocates will appear for you in court to secure the right outcome.
We will tell you about the costs. We will keep them as low as we can. We can do fixed fees for some stages of the work. We will get you through it.
Briefly, the procedure is as follows:-
|1. Petition||2. Decree Nisi||3. Decree Absolute||4. Financial matters|
|The petition starts the divorce. It sets out the reasons for the divorce and must satisfy the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down which is evidenced by one of five facts for example adultery, behaviour, separation or desertion for a period of time. The petition is sent to the court and then to your partner.||After you file a petition and the other side has acknowledged receipt, you apply for Decree Nisi. A judge checks the papers and if all is well issues a certificate that you are entitled to a Decree Nisi, the first decree.||No less than 6 weeks and a day from the Decree Nisi, you can apply for Dcree Absolute. Only at Decree Absolute is the marriage legally over. You may delay the application if the finances have to be sorted out||Talk to us about your financial circumstances as people’s situations differ and we give individual advice. Some people reach agreement and we can draft the necessary paperwork. For others, the court must decide and we can help you through the court process.|
More couples are choosing to live together and share their lives without getting married. Whilst emotionally, you may feel no different to a married couple legally your position is not the same.
The law relating to property and finance is completely different if a relationship breaks down for cohabitees than for married couples. Every couple is different but it is still important to take legal advice when planning your future together to ensure you are legally protected.
We can help you plan for living together as well as on separation and if necessary represent you in court proceedings.
At Trueman’s we have experienced lawyers who will explain everything in plain English, answering your questions and making the process easier to understand. We will explain costs and timescales upfront, so you know what to expect.
For confidential friendly advice about a relationship breakdown, contact us today.
Planning a wedding is an exciting time – and also a time when you start thinking about your long-term future. You are probably looking forward to a long and happy marriage but it’s also natural to wonder what unexpected twists and turns life might bring.
A pre-nuptial agreement sets out what you would like to happen to your money and property in the event of relationship breakdown. It gives you both a chance to agree what is fair at the time of your marriage. A pre nup is not a guarantee but it is good evidence the court will want to take into account at the time a settlement is being reached.
At Trueman’s Solicitors & Advocates we explain everything in plain English, answering your questions and making the process easy to understand. We explain the costs and timescales upfront, so you know what to expect.
For confidential friendly advice about creating a premarital agreement, contact us today. Be prepared.