Divorce can be highly stressful, but our experienced team are here to guide you through the process so you can move on with your life.
Norwich & Norfolk’s trusted divorce solicitors.
Divorce is a relatively easy legal process. Despite this, the process can be fraught and stressful, with emotions running high. If you’re navigating your way through a divorce, you don’t have to do it alone. Our team of specialist family law solicitors are here to guide you through the process carefully and sensitively. We’ve been trusted by clients all over Norwich and Norfolk to support them through this difficult time. Whatever your family is going through, we can help.
Professional solicitors for divorce in East Anglia.
Hansells is a specialist family law firm based in Norfolk, with years of experience helping clients through their divorces. From helping you proceed with an uncontested divorce to resolving disagreements over divorce finances or arrangements for children, our professional solicitors are here for your family. We’ll take the time to understand your situation and handle all the details so you can focus on helping your family move on.
You can apply to the Family Court for a divorce if you’ve been married or in a civil partnership for a year or more. From 6 April 2022, a ‘no fault’ divorce system replaced the old procedure. That means you no longer need to provide a reason for the breakdown of the marriage, or place blame on either party. Instead, you simply present the court with a statement that confirms your marriage or civil partnership has broken down irretrievably.
The whole process takes around 6-8 months, but it’s usually sensible to hold off finalising the divorce until the finances have been dealt with. If these are complex and you are struggling to reach an agreement, delaying the process is often the best option. However, you may still be able to make a financial claim on your partner even once you have divorced.
Each family’s circumstances are unique, so we don’t typically offer fixed fee packages in relation to divorce proceedings. However, once we have understood the situation and determined the best course of action, we will provide you with a clear estimate of the likely costs going forwards.
Please be aware you will also need to pay a court fee of £593.00 when the divorce application is sent.
No. In fact, attendance at court for divorce is rare. Generally, the petitioner and the respondent are in agreement that a divorce should take place, and therefore attending court is not required. If, however, the other person is defending the divorce, or there has been a disagreement over the cost of the divorce, it may become necessary. To find out more about the process and discuss your situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
Expert family law solicitors for divorce proceedings.
If you’re looking to initiate a divorce or have been issued with divorce papers, our solicitors can help you navigate the process. We’ve helped clients in a variety of circumstances unpick their joint affairs. Whether it’s a simple, uncontested divorce or a more nuanced, complicated situation, we have the expertise to deal with it and achieve an agreeable resolution for your family. For more information about our service or to get started, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly and professional team.
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