Finding yourself needing a divorce lawyer to progress with the dissolution of your marriage can be bewildering and daunting regardless of fault or blame. There is so much to think about from property to financial affairs, let alone the factor of any children that may also be involved. Appointing a divorce lawyer to support and guide you through this time will help you to learn where you stand and what you are both entitled to and accountable for.
Initially the grounds for divorce will have to be decided and verified. There are five main reasons that will support the divorce claims once proof has been obtained that you have been married legally for at least one year: Either you or your spouse has been unfaithful, behaved unreasonably, desertion, living apart for more than two years and both want a divorce or have been living apart for at least five years with no intention to reconcile.
Using an amicable and non-confrontational approach, Morlings Solicitors family law specialists are here to navigate you through the divorce process and work to reach agreement on any issues that need to be resolved before the final termination of the marriage is granted.
- check that you are eligible to apply for a divorce and advise you on how to obtain a legal separation should the eligibility criteria not be met;
- complete all necessary paperwork;
- work to reach a suitable arrangement between you both where there are children to be considered, for example custody and financial provisions.
- help you to apply for a parental responsibility order where you have no legal rights in respect of a child you have cared for;
- help you to sort out financial matters and to resolve property disputes;
- advise you on making a will or updating an existing will in which your spouse may be mentioned;
- liaise with pension providers when there are issues around entitlement to split pension benefits;
- represent your interest should any aspect of your divorce result in a hearing before the courts.
We can also offer signposting to support systems should either party be involved in domestic violence or abuse.
Advising families throughout Kent and beyond
We have offices in Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham and Tenterden where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.
We can also offer meetings by Skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.
Fixed cost initial appointment / Legal aid
We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements from £95 plus VAT. Legal aid may also be available in certain cases and is normally always available for defending care proceedings and taking steps to protect against domestic violence or child abuse
Get in touch
Call us on 01622 673081 if you are looking for advice regarding a divorce, or alternatively use our Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.