Advice on Divorce in Cardiff Discussed by Hurlows Family Law Practice
Going through the process of a divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful times of your life and sometimes you may just want the support of someone that’s in your corner. Whether you feel that you require emotional support or support legally, a solicitor can help you express your thoughts whilst also knowing where you stand legally. If possible, it is ideal to reach an amicable solution instead of a drawn out court battle and this is also how a solicitor can help you during the divorce process. A solicitor can also represent you if court proceedings do have to take place and can advise you on financial settlements and other aspects regarding your finances. Hurlows Family Law Practice have supported clients through divorce proceedings and other difficult family law matters for many years, offering impartial advice to our clients. In this article, we will discuss how we can help you during this difficult time as well as the situations in which you should definitely look to work with a family law solicitor. If you are looking for family law solicitors in Cardiff then be sure to contact Hurlows Family Law Practice today or call us now on: 029 2039 6087
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Do You Need a Solicitor When Going Through a Divorce?
Should you be unsure about where you stand legally, you will always find benefits in seeking legal advice when going through a divorce. There are certain aspects of a divorce such as disputes regarding children and financial agreements. These situations are recommended to seek the representation and guidance of a family law solicitor as they can act in your best interests to reach a fair settlement. Although the divorce process can be carried out by submitting the relevant documents without the aid of a solicitor, amicable divorces where an insignificant split in finances and no children are the cases which usually see no disputes or resistances. Should disputes occur regarding any aspect of the separation process then it’s highly recommended to give our team a call. We can represent you and aid with the documentation as well as represent you in court if this route has to be taken. We can offer mediation and endeavour to do this to avoid costly drawn out court battles that increase the stress exerted on you during this difficult time. If you are filing for a divorce then a certain situation must have happened in order for you to proceed with the divorce. We can advise you on if these situations are the case and how to proceed.
Divorce Requirements & Seperation
In our August section of our divorce advice article, we investigate the requirements for a divorce as well as the options available to you such as separation.
There are a myriad of processes that must be partaken which make the very stressful and emotional time of divorce much more difficult. Knowing what must be done to apply for a divorce can bring clarity to the situation and let you plan going forwards. The benefits of working with a solicitor are that you have an individual who can advise you on what is required as well as file or submit the paperwork that you need to send to court. Mediation is also a course that you can take to get help on agreeing on certain issues. This can be used to start a discussion with both parties as well as avoid having to take certain agreements to court. This can be a very lengthy and costly process adding more stress to the situation, as previously discussed. Separation can be a starting point before preparing for the divorce process. It’s also important to bear in mind the grounds for a divorce. The five grounds for divorce are unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion, living apart for more than 2 years and if you like apart for at least 5 years even if your spouse disagrees. Once these grounds have been met then a court can agree that the divorce process should be carried out. It’s also important to remember that if you do not have reasonable grounds for divorce then the court will most likely not accept the process.
Responding to a Divorce Petition
You may not be the person that is filing for a divorce and there could be one being filed against you. This results in a petition being posted to you with a notice of proceedings form and an acknowledgement of service form. The proceedings form is important as it gives a case number and what to do next. Failure to respond within 21 days usually ends with the proceedings continuing regardless, so it is important to respond. You can agree or disagree and you can find more information on a divorce petition on this page. This processes can be stressful and emotionally difficult as you have to reply quickly. Here at Hurlows Family Law Practice, our team can advise you regarding the divorce petition process as well as how to respond. We can also help you with returning acknowledgement forms and how to proceed if you agree or disagree with the divorce.
How a Family Law Solicitor Can Assist You
As previously mentioned, a family law solicitor can help you through the divorce process by being able to offer you relevant advice and an additional opinion which can be of huge help. Having the relevant legal advice also available is another way that you can be feel supported by a solicitor. Here at Hurlows Family Law Practice, our team of highly skilled specialist solicitors are well equipped to help you should you need them. We are also Lexcel accredited which is an accolade only awarded to Firms who reach the highest management and customer care standards. Should you have an issue related to family law then we will endeavour to offer you a compassionate and professional service. Family law is constantly changing and due to this fact we only specialise in family law. This means that you have a team of highly skilled, experienced solicitors who meet frequently to discuss cases. This ensures that you have the entire weight of our legal team in your corner and have access to a wide range of advice. Not one case is the same but because our team have represented many clients in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, they have most likely given advice on a situation similar to yours.
When May You Require a Family Law Solicitor
When going through a divorce, our aim to defuse stressful situations for you to prevent lengthy court battles. This cannot however also be achieved and we would highly recommend working with our team should you be in disagreement about financial settlements or making arrangements for children. This can be achieved by carrying out mediation. This allows for an acceptable agreement to be written and signed by both parties which avoids going to court. Our solicitors are members of Resolution and this ensures that we can strive to reduce conflict at this very emotive time. For a fair solution, court is often required. Our solicitors are highly skilled in these matters and should you require representation in court, they are more than happy to represent you.
Contact Hurlows Family Law Practice Today
If you feel that you require the advice of a family law solicitor or require advice on divorce then Hurlows Family Law Practice are in your corner. Our expert team of solicitors are readily available to offer you advice as well as represent you in court should this be required. We also offer mediation services to attempt to prevent lengthy court battles taking place which can cost a lot of money and cause a great deal of stress to you. Some feel as if they need guidance or assistance during this emotive time and our team are also here to offer you guidance and another opinion on things. If you require advice on Divorce in Cardiff or if you feel that you need assistance regarding family law in Cardiff then contact Hurlows Family Law Practice today or call us now on: 029 2039 6087