Professional Divorce Solicitors in Cardiff
Going through a divorce is a very stressful time and the process can take added time without legal consultation. There are also certain aspects of the divorce procedure which will be easier to navigate through the use of legal advice and our expert team of family law solicitors are here to guide you through the process. This article will discuss the divorce procedure as well as how we can help you through this difficult time. If you are looking for divorce advice in Cardiff or if you are looking for professional divorce solicitors in Cardiff then be sure to visit Hurlows Family Law Practice today or give us a call on: 029 2039 6087.
The Divorce Procedure
A separation agreement can be arranged before a divorce is pursued. This agreement can help to identify and solidify your duties and responsibilities. This can be used to form the basis of the divorce settlement and this is where legal advice can be extremely useful. Although some divorce settlements can be straightforward to organise, disputes involving children and personal finances can complicate the situation and this can make a seemingly amiable agreement become difficult quickly. When making a claim to court there are several conditions that the court will accept for your marriage to be eligible for divorce. If unreasonable behaviour has occurred such as physical violence to drink and substance abuse, if a spouse has deserted the other or if you have lived apart for more than 2 years with the other spouse’s permission. You are also eligible to apply for divorce if you have lived apart for more than 5 years without the agreement of your husband or wife. Finally, you can cite adultery as a reason for a divorce if living with them has become unbearable. This cannot be cited as a reason for divorce if you have known for longer than 6 months. Your paperwork and agreements will then be filed to the court by filing a petition. This gives the reasons for the marriage to end and is followed by applying for a decree nisi. If your spouse agrees to the petition then you can apply for this. The final stage is a decree absolute which legally ends you marriage. You will usually have to wait at least 6 weeks after your decree nisi before being able to apply for your decree absolute.
How a Family Solicitor Can Help You
The process does not seem overly complicated but complications can occur especially involving children and finances. When filing for a divorce petition, this must be signed by your spouse and this is where complications can occur. We can advise you on ensuring that you are receiving a fair representation and amount of assets when filing your petition. If this petition is accepted then the process will be more straightforward as you can continue straight to the decree nisi stage however agreements with child custody and financial agreements will need to be carefully considered and this is why it is highly recommended to contact our expert and considerate team to help you through this process. Careful consideration of your options as well as considerations over where you stand in the eyes of the law regarding your financial responsibilities and responsibilities regarding your children can also serve to make this difficult time less stressful.
Contact Hurlows Family Law Practice Today
Divorce is a very difficult time and can often see complications arise. It is always good to know that you have legal advice available as well as a team who have likely handled cases similar to yours and who can naturally help you understand your legal situation. Our expert team have many years of experience in family law and will be more than happy to offer you advice regarding your divorce as well as guiding you through the process. If you find you require divorce advice in Cardiff or if you are looking for professional divorce solicitors in Cardiff then come and visit us today or give us a call on: 029 2039 6087