A guiding hand…
Whatever the circumstances, divorce is a tough time that can take its toll emotionally, financially and practically.
While the breakdown of a relationship can be messy and complex, the process for divorce is in essence, straightforward, if both parties are in agreement. However, financial matters and children are common sticking points that need to be worked out before your divorce can be finalised.
When a marriage has irretrievably broken down and you and your spouse feel that divorce is the only way forward, the first step is to issue a divorce petition. This petition is drawn up based on one of five grounds for divorce; adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, you have been living separately for two years or more (if your spouse agrees to the divorce) or if you have been living separately for five years or more, irrespective of whether your spouse agrees to the divorce.
Where children are involved a Statement of Arrangements for Children form will need to filed outlining what arrangements have been made for your children. The court will prioritise the child/rens welfare and needs to be satisfied that any arrangements made for the children in the divorce are acceptable.
Experts in supporting individuals and families through divorce proceedings, our team of knowledgeable experts bring their proactive, caring approach to each case, supporting clients through what is undoubtedly a difficult time.
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