Divorce & Divorce Papers Cardiff Explained by Hurlows Family Law Practice
Due to the fact that divorce is a highly stressful, complex process; you may find great assistance in working with family law solicitors. During this difficult time, we know that your case is the most important thing in your life and this is why you will most likely be looking for the advice of a legal team. Whether you are looking to go through the divorce process yourself and require advice or if you are looking for a team to carry out the process on your behalf, our solicitors are readily available to offer you all of the guidance and assistance that you may need. In this article, we will discuss the divorce process and how we can help you with this as well as how Hurlows Family Law Practice are committed to offering you the best family law advice. If you are looking for advice regarding divorce papers in Cardiff or if you require advice regarding divorce in Cardiff then ensure that you contact Hurlows Family Law Practice today or call us now on: 029 2039 6087
Advice With The Divorce Process
Due to the fact that the divorce process has a number of steps to carry out, this can add to the stress of the entire process. Our expert team are here to help and can make all of the arrangements on your behalf should this be required. If you do wish to carry out the process yourself then we will endeavour to guide you through the entire process by offering you legal support. These could involve sending the paperwork for the divorce as well as all of the agreements that need to be agreed such as financial agreements and arrangements for looking after children. At Hurlows Family Law Practice, we are committed to mediate the situation to help you avoid lengthy and costly court battles. Should you have to attend court, such as where a financial agreement cannot be agreed or where an unfair agreement is being proposed. Our team are ready to work with you to attempt to mediate the situation to avoid a court battle and to assist you if a court battle does ensue.
Divorce Decisions & Relevant Information
Our August edition of our blog on divorce papers looks into what you need to consider as well as what information needs to be provided in a divorce petition.
There are several decisions that must be made and these will vary on the personal requirements of your case. The divorce petition is the first document to complete which gives detail of where and when you were married and the reason as to why you are applying for a divorce. Children under 16 or that are still in full time education are warrant the requirement of a Statement of Arrangements for the Children. This decides where your children will go to school and who they will live with. It’s important to note that the court will not make orders regarding children in the divorce proceedings and will only make orders on this in a seperate application to the court. Should the divorce process involve financial settlements then these decisions are much more complex and you should seek the legal advice. The forms that are to be completed are designed without a solicitor in mind but it’s highly important to seek legal advice regarding these forms. The individual that sends the petition is the Petitioner and the other is the Respondent.
Working With a Solicitor as a Petitioner or Respondent
There are a few situations, such as making arrangements for your children and financial arrangements in which it’s highly recommended to proceed with legal advice. Before touching on these specific points, it’s important to highlight that if you feel confused or worried about the process then you should also consider seeking legal advice. Our team understand that this is your case, one that is the most important of your life. Every case is different however we have more than likely offered advice in a case similar to yours. If you feel that you are concerned about how to proceed then we are available to help and advise you. With financial aspects, it’s important that you receive the financial settlement that is fair to you. In regards to reaching an agreement for your children, it’s important to reach an agreement that is in their best interests. The importance of this is significant and if a reasonable agreement cannot be reached then it’s recommended to take this sort of dispute to court. We can also help you with this by offering relevant advice and offering a mediation service to discuss these aspects outside of court. Lengthy court battles are financially draining and can increase the stressfulness of the situation. We will try to avoid the drawn out process of court battles whilst also offering you relevant legal advice and emotional support whenever you need this. The team at Hurlows Family Law Practice are ready and willing to advise you further during this difficult time.
Handling the Divorce Documentation
Our September edition of our divorce papers blog focuses on the documentation included within a divorce and the options that are available to you.
The documentation involved in regards to the divorce can often make the divorce more difficult and stressful. As there is a lot of in-depth information to fill relay in these forms, it’s a sensible idea to take time to fill out all of the relevant information. A solicitor can read over the document and correct mistakes but can also write the document on your behalf should you so wish. It’s possible to fill in these documents yourself but if you do have doubts regarding the information that you need to provide then seeking professional advice can be extremely beneficial. There’s additional documents that also need to be filed in terms of financial disclosure and a court order to make arrangements for children. Amendments that the court requires can add to the costs of amending the forms. The more prevalent concern is the amount of time that it can take after having to make amendments. As this is a distressing time, you will more than likely wish to make the situation progress fairly quickly. Having to amend the documents unnecessarily can add to the time taken which can increase the stress. After these have been filed and submitted correctly then the divorce procedure can continue as expected.
Financial Disclosure & Arrangements for Children Court Orders
As touched upon, a financial disclosure and application for arrangements for children via a court orders require additional documents. Making arrangements for your children includes arrangements as to where they will live and which schooling they will partake in. This is an important aspect as you will want to make a decision that is best for your children. At Hurlows Family Law Practice, we are committed to ensuring that you can reach an arrangement that puts your children’s’ best interests first. Making arrangements regarding your finances are another area in which you may need to go to court if agreements cannot be made initially. Making agreements with your finances is also important to ensure that you have a fair settlement from the divorce proceedings. Should these arrangements be impossible to agree at the start of the initial proceedings then it’s highly recommended to speak to a legal professional. Mediation is often pursued to reach an agreement that does not have to proceed with court. As court proceedings can be lengthy and costly, it’s beneficial to avoid these proceedings if possible. Avoiding this can also reduce the stress that you may be experiencing but it’s understandable that some situations are impossible to agree on. Should you be in the position in which you cannot reach an agreement then our team is here to help you. We can advise you on all of the issues that you may need to be aware of as well as being able to represent you in court should this have to be the course of action. We also offer mediation services to try and avoid lengthy court battles.
Advice When You Receive Divorce Papers
The December edition of our divorce papers articles offers advice on what to do should you receive divorce papers.
Receiving the divorce papers is understandably a very stressful time. You may feel as if you are pressured to make decisions quickly and that many decisions that you make could ultimately affect proceedings and life after a divorce or separation. Although you may feel as if you are immediately under a serious amount of pressure, careful preparation and planning all of your steps going forward can help you prepare for the future, as well as the immediate procedures or considerations that you may need to think about. Firstly, it’s important to read the papers that have been issued. These papers offer a wide range of information, such as what is required as well as starting to think about financial arrangements, arrangements regarding looking after children and child maintenance arrangements. You also need to divide money and property, with a deadline being present if you want to make this legally binding. If these are agreed outside of court, including financial arrangements, arrangements regarding children and the reasons for ending your marriage then usually you can avoid going to court. The next step that is highly recommended is seeking the help of a family law solicitor. This is mainly due to the fact that you may not agree on all of the issues, so you will want to try and reach a resolution before having to go to court. Going to court can increase tensions as well as being costly for both parties.
Continuing the Procedure With a Solicitor
Once you are involved in the divorce proceedings, working with your solicitor is an important way to go forward with the proceedings. Not only does this offer clarity in this difficult situation, it ensures that you are fully supported legally. Our team of solicitors can advise you on how to proceed as well as what you need to think about and what information you need to provide to continue with the divorce procedure. As well as assessing the grounds of divorce, you can also use our legal team to mediate and try and reach solutions regarding the decisions that have to be made after the divorce papers are issued. Fees and applications in court are expensive, so reaching agreements without having to file them in court is a way to circumvent these costs. Reaching financial agreements and agreements regarding children is often the most disputed agreements within a separation or divorce and these can become heated discussions. Having a mediator present can reduce the tensions that may arise from trying to reach decisions on these sensitive topics. Preserving an amicable relationship is also an important way to reach agreements without having to go through court. Working with a team of solicitors should you be issued divorce papers can also bring a plan forward in continuing with the procedure and can massively help you during this understandably stressful time.
The Team of Family Law Solicitors at Hurlows
At Hurlows Family Law Practice, we are dedicated to family law which allows us to adapt to the this ever changing field. This means that you have access to the knowledge of an expert team as who can offer you relevant legal advice as well as support should you need it. We can help you with the divorce process, ranging from starting the initial process to providing mediation to try and resolve any issues before they have to go to court. If these proceedings do go to court, our team are fully committed to representing you and ensuring that you get a fair resolution from court proceedings. Court is often required with financial settlements as well as making arrangements for your children. Our firm focuses on enabling parents to resolve issues which is in the children’s best interests. Cohabitee property disputes are a complex area of the law and we would highly recommend seeking the advice of our team regarding this. We can also offer a separation agreement so that you can calculate how to go ahead with dealing and arranging your financial affairs. This allows you to seperate but do not have to go through immediately with a divorce. Should you require advice regarding a range of family law issues then our team of solicitors are available to help you. If you require the assistance of family solicitors in Cardiff or if you require advice with divorce papers in Cardiff then be sure to contact Hurlows Solicitors today or give us a call on: 029 2039 6087
Hurlows Family Law Practice is a valued and respected Firm of Solicitors which has been serving the Cardiff and South Wales area since 2001.