Divorce and Separation

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The breakdown of a marriage can be a traumatic, stressful and difficult time.  Before you consider divorce proceedings you must be sure that this is the only way forward.  Do not act hastily if there is the possibility of reconciliation then either one or both of you should seek help. For example, you could attend professional counselling to talk through your relationship problems.

You could also consider a trial separation.  This would give you both the opportunity to live apart and take time to consider if the marriage has really ended.  The most important thing to remember is that you must be absolutely sure that the marriage has ended and you no longer want to live with your spouse or share a life together.  If this is the case then the only way to end the marriage is to commence divorce proceedings.

How we can help you?

“Whilst we here at Advantage Solicitors cannot take the pain out of your divorce and separation, we can ensure you receive the very best advice.  We have a specialist family lawyer, who will expertly assist you in dealing with divorce and separation whether it is straightforward or complex.”

We are experienced in dealing with complicated financial cases involving company assets, offshore trusts and property located in other jurisdictions. We have built up a multi-disciplinary network and can draw on the expertise of accountants, independent financial advisers and pension actuaries.  So whether your case is straightforward or complicated, whether you need a divorce or to understand your rights on separation we can help with:

  • Getting divorced
  • Understanding and agreeing your financial entitlement on divorce
  • Agreeing the living arrangements for your children on divorce or separation

We will ensure that we deal with your case in a sensitive and sympathetic manner and will progress it at a pace that you are comfortable with.  Our promise to you is to listen sympathetically to your concerns, provide guidance when needed and to support you all the way through your divorce or separation.  If you believe that your marriage has broken down, we can help you decide on what is the best way forward.

Here at Advantage Solicitors we offer a 20 minute FREE appointment.  This gives you the opportunity to meet with our family lawyer and decide whether or not you wish to take your matter further.  The appointment is confidential and we will not correspond with you thereafter unless you decide you want us to take your matter further.

Why Should I Use A Divorce Solicitor?

When you’ve made the difficult decision to get divorced, it can feel overwhelming. It can be difficult to know what to do next and who to turn to, particularly when there are financial decisions to be made and children to consider. There are many benefits to using an experienced Divorce Solicitor to help you navigate your divorce. Some of these are:

It’s Less Stressful for you

 By using a Divorce Solicitor, you can take away some of the pressure on you to get the divorce process right. They will guide you through the paperwork and the processes involved. Taking away the paperwork can be really beneficial if you are going through a particularly difficult separation. Having a solicitor to prompt you to complete a form, having them there to check it’s completed correctly and them sending it to the correct people, on time, can really reduce your stress levels.

It’s Quicker & More Amicable

 Many people think that using a Divorce Solicitor means more disagreement and fighting. However most of time, Divorce Solicitors are working towards an amicable and quick divorce for you. After all, no one wants a long and acrimonious divorce as this is costly – both financially and emotionally. By keeping things moving and reaching agreements that work for everyone involved, your Divorce Solicitor can push for a quicker divorce.

An Impartial Voice

 When you have your Divorce Solicitor, you have someone who is impartial and has no knowledge of the issues in your relationship. They are there to help you and offer you advice on whether your settlement is fair or not and to advise you on the legality of the offer. You can rely on them to give you clear advice about your circumstances and help you to decide on your next steps. They will also take on the negotiations for you, which can help to take the emotion out of the situation and make it easier for you.

Uncooperative Ex?

 If your ex-spouse is uncooperative during the divorce process, this can be really difficult to deal with on your own. A Divorce Solicitor can help you be clear about what you can and can’t do about non-cooperation and can hopefully help you to achieve a divorce even if your spouse is being difficult.

These are only a few of the good reasons why you should use a Divorce Solicitor and we do understand that making the decision to use a Divorce Solicitor can be a difficult one. You may be worried about the expense and whether you’ll get on with your solicitor.

At Advantage Solicitors, we do understand those concerns, so we offer all our potential new clients a complimentary 20 minute free appointment. If you wish to have a detailed consultation we offer a one-hour fixed fee meeting for only £120 including VAT. This meeting helps you to meet your solicitor and make sure you are comfortable with them. You can also discuss your circumstances with them and decide if you wish to instruct us on your case.

During this meeting, we can review your situation discuss your next steps and review costs with you. Once the hour is up, you have no obligation to instruct us.

Call us today on 0208 807 1676 or make a Free Online Enquiry http://www.advantagesolicitors.com/Contact.html and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Written by Maria Pilikos 

Partner/Solicitor 

LLB Law (Hons) 

maria@advantagesolicitors.com