Divorce Solicitors

Divorce Solicitors

For a brighter future

Divorce is more than just a legal process; it's a major chapter in your life that can bring about emotional and practical changes. At Switalskis, we have a specialised team who are experts in handling divorces.

We know the complexities involved and aim to make the legalities as straightforward as possible for you. This means breaking down the legal jargon into plain, easy-to-understand English and keeping you informed at every step.

The types of family law

Family law issues can vary in complexity and emotional toll, each having its own set of rules, challenges and things to think about. At Switalskis, we have the know-how to help you navigate a wide spectrum of family law matters. To give you an idea, here's a rundown of the different types of family law issues we can assist you with:

If you're ready to start the process or if you simply have some questions, please give us a call at 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our website. We're here to offer timely, caring support when you most need it.

How Switalskis can help you

Going through a divorce can feel confusing and upsetting, but you're not alone. At Switalskis, we're not just sharp legal minds; we're empathetic people who understand the emotional toll this may take on you.

Our team is committed to guiding you through every twist and turn. We'll explain your rights and options in the divorce process, tailoring our advice to fit your unique situation. We focus on answering all of your questions and addressing your needs, making the journey less daunting.

Many of our solicitors are members of Resolution, an esteemed network of family law specialists. This means you can count on us to provide top-quality, current and thoroughly professional advice. We're experienced with all the complexities of divorce, so we're fully prepared to offer the counsel that you need.

What is divorce?

Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage. It's the official way to say that two people are no longer married and can go their separate ways. After a divorce, both people are free to remarry if they wish to.

Going through a divorce involves a legal process. Usually, you'll need to fill out paperwork. You might also have to resolve issues such as property and finances, and arrangements for any children. These decisions can be complicated and sometimes emotional.

While a divorce is often a tough time for everyone involved, it's also a way for people to start fresh. Once the divorce is final, both people can move on and make new plans for the future. Sometimes this is the best option if the marriage isn't working for one or both parties.

The divorce proceedings

At Switalskis, we're committed to making each step of the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We're with you all the way, making sure you're well-informed at every turn.

Step 1: First chat

We will discuss why you're seeking a divorce so we can understand what you hope to achieve. You'll have an opportunity to ask any questions, and we'll offer some initial advice to set your mind at ease.

Step 2: Filing the petition

After we know what you're looking for, we start the paperwork. We handle all the legalities, keeping you updated so you'll never be left in the dark.

Step 3: Decree nisi

Once the petition is filed, you'll receive a provisional divorce order known as a conditional order. This is a formal step that confirms that the court sees no reason why you can't divorce.

Step 4: Sorting things out

This includes dividing up assets, money and, if you have children, how to handle their care. Some couples settle these issues amicably; others need a bit of extra help, either from us or the court.

Step 5: Decree absolute

After waiting about six weeks from the conditional order, we help you make the divorce final by applying for a final decree. Once granted, you're officially divorced.

Do I need a solicitor for my divorce?

These days, you can find cheap ways to get a divorce online. But it's worth knowing that such services usually just sort out the paperwork. They don't give advice, leaving you to make big decisions on your own.

Ending a marriage isn't straightforward, especially if children, a home, shared money, or pensions are involved. Even if both sides agree on the divorce, sorting out such additional issues is not always easy.

Our family law team knows its stuff. They've helped resolve even the toughest divorces. They can help you think about what you'll need in the future and make sure you get a fair deal.

What about my children?

If children are involved in your divorce, figuring out their care arrangements can be stressful. Our divorce solicitors can help resolves these disputes. We'll aim to find the best solution possible. If we have to go to court, we can represent you there too.

What will I get in the divorce?

Every divorce is different, so the end results can vary.

Sorting out money usually happens while the divorce is going on. You can work this out through talks with your ex-spouse or with help from your lawyers. We suggest putting any arrangements into a legal document, approved by the court, called a consent order. If you can't agree, discuss with your lawyer about seeking further assistance from the court.

Is a divorce solicitor too pricey?

Getting the right advice from a divorce solicitor can save you money and stress later on. If you don't sort things out properly from the start, you could face difficulties later on.

The point of getting divorced is to move on and make a fresh start, so it makes sense to get it right the first time.

How much will it cost to get divorce advice from a solicitor?

Every divorce is different, so the cost will depend on your situation. We understand that you may be worried about money, so we offer set prices for some divorce services. After our initial meeting, we’ll let you know the costs involved. To find out how much your divorce might cost, just give us a call to set up a first meeting.

How long will my divorce take?

The time it takes to get divorced can also vary. If both you and your spouse agree on everything, it could be done in as little as six months. But if there are disagreements or complications, it could take longer. At our first meeting, we can give you a rough idea of how long it might take.

If you're ready to start the process or if you simply have some questions, please give us a call at 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our website. We're here to offer timely, caring support when you most need it.

Our Divorce Solicitor Team

Clare PeckettDirector and Solicitor
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Allan LayfieldDirector and Solicitor
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Toby NettingDirector and Solicitor
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Chris PrestonConsultant Solicitor
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Why Switalskis?

Divorce can be a difficult journey, but you don't have to go through it alone. At Switalskis, we offer straightforward, practical advice so you can navigate this challenging time with confidence.

Clarity in complexity

Divorce involves various complicated legal steps, but we're experts at making complex matters simple to understand. Our solicitors will guide you through each stage, from initial paperwork to the final agreements to make sure that you understand what's going on at all times.

Empathy at every step

We understand that divorce is an emotional and significant life change. Not only does our team understand the law; we also know how to be good listeners. We'll focus on what you really need and tailor our service to suit you.

Expertise you can trust

You can count on us for reliable advice that will stand the test of time. We're equipped to manage even the most challenging divorce situations seamlessly.

Championing your rights

We're not just about ticking boxes and filling in forms; we advocate for you throughout the process. Our aim is to achieve a divorce settlement that sets you up well for your future. Whether this is your first time going through a divorce or you've experienced it before, we'll make sure you're legally protected.

Find out how Switalskis can help you

If you're considering divorce and want expert advice tailored to your needs, chat with our team today. You can call us on 0800 138 0458 or send us a message through our website.

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