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.
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:
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.
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.