Divorce Lawyers & Solicitors

Filing for a divorce is a stressful decision. Our dedicated divorce solicitors make things easier with their practical advice and personalised services. We use this approach to make sure that your family does not face any unwanted stress or embarrassment during these testing times.

We offer a fixed fee for divorce from £500 (plus VAT). Call us at 0161 706 1123

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How to Get a Divorce in the UK?

One has to follow a set of strict rules and regulations when you file a divorce in England and Wales. Family Care Solicitors make sure that you understand everything before we begin. Here are a few things you should consider:

Who Can File a Divorce?

Divorce applications are only approved if:

  • You have been married for more than a year. *
  • Your marriage is legally recognised in the UK. **
  • Your marriage cannot work anymore.
  • You or your partner has a permanent home in the UK.
Please Note:

* Couples may consider filing annulment or judicial separation if they have been married for less than 12 months.
** Same-sex marriages are included in this statement

When Can You File for a Divorce?

When applying for a divorce, you must prove that your marriage has broken down permanently. It is only possible if you have a valid reason for stating that your relationship can not work. Here are five reasons that are accepted by the English family law:

Adultery
If you can prove that your partner is unfaithful and has had an extramarital affair. Do note that you cannot file for a divorce if you continued to live with them for over six months after finding out that they cheated on you.
Unreasonable Behaviour
When your partner behaves unreasonably and makes it impossible for you to continue the marriage. The most common reasons include: drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic abuse (physical and emotional), and failure to pay their share of expenses (for your home/child care).
2 Years Separation with Consent
If you and your spouse have not lived together for a minimum of two years before you file for divorce. In this case, both partners must agree on filing for divorce to receive approval from the court.
5 Years Separation
If you have been living separately for at least five years, you can apply for divorce. The court does not ask for consent (approval) from the other party in these cases.
Desertion
You can apply for a divorce if your partner has left you for over two years with the intention to remain permanently seprated. The court needs proof of other party’s intention to leave your forever. No matter what the situation is, the final verdict of the divorce has a big impact on your life. If mishandled, it can cause financial problems and emotional distress in the long run. We prevent this from happening by making sure that all the paperwork and settlements are completed professionally and legally.

Why Should You Choose Us?

We know that each divorce matter is different. It is why we work hard to find a legal solution that protects your interests. We use our knowledge and expertise to protect your rights and value your feelings during this difficult time. At Family Care Solicitors, our dedicated divorce lawyers have the expertise to handle all types of situations. Our divorce solicitors handle everything from filing documents to representing you in court. We can also represent you if there is any dispute with your partner concerning matrimonial property or children.

Divorce Costs

The court fee for filing a divorce in England and Wales is £550. If you are on low income or claiming any state benefits, you may apply for court fee exemption. We offer a fixed-fee of £500 (plus VAT) for filing an undefended divorce. For respondents (i.e., the partner who answers a petition) our fee is £300 (plus VAT) for undefended divorces. For defended divorces or complicated matter, we will discuss our fees with you at the initial consultation.

At our free initial consultation we:

1. Assess your Circumstances

We like to hear the facts of your matter and we will answer all your questions.

2. Discuss Options

We consider the best available options based on your individual circumstances and discuss further steps that need to be taken.

3. Timeline and Costs

Once we have a clear idea of how we plan to proceed, we will give an estimated cost and timeline for your case. Contact us to book your initial consultation.

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