Divorce Lawyer Bolton: Advice and Assistance

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Ending a marriage or civil partnership is rarely easy and can be a particularly difficult process for those involved in the relationship breakdown, including the couple, any children and the wider family. Expert Family Law have a panel of lawyers in Bolton offices with experience in all areas of family law to assist you throughout the divorce process.

Our panel of Bolton divorce lawyers aim to offer advice relating to all aspects of family law issues in order to make the process as stress-free and straightforward as possible, allowing you to move forward with the next chapter of your life with confidence.

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What do divorce lawyers do?

Divorce and separation bring up a lot of issues to consider, from financial settlements to the sharing of childcare.

It is possible to manage your divorce or dissolution yourself using an online service provided by the Court service. However, many parties to a divorce opt to use divorce lawyers to make the process easier and as stress free as possible. A divorce solicitor will:

  • Provide you with the right legal advice
  • Assist you with paperwork, forms and applications
  • Assist in avoiding court
  • Ensure your best interests are considered
  • Help you come to an amicable conclusion
  • Provide information on initiating care proceedings to arrange parental responsibility
  • Assist in finding undisclosed or hidden assets and information

Throughout the process of divorce, you will need someone experienced in divorce law to fight for your best interests. Having the right divorce lawyer, Bolton, on your side can make the divorce process as stress free as possible during this difficult time.

Our panel of Bolton divorce lawyers

Our panel of friendly and professional Bolton divorce solicitors have many years of experience and the expertise to deal with your case professionally and with empathy. They will guide you through the divorce process, helping you to make the difficult decisions in an understanding, non-judgmental manner.

Each team of family law solicitors in Bolton we work with are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Our panel of Bolton divorce solicitors offer a range of divorce and child related matters. This includes pre nuptial agreements, molestation orders, financial agreements, child arrangement orders, and a range of other legal services.

Whether you are going through a divorce or civil partnership dissolution, a divorce lawyer, Bolton, from our panel will provide you with pragmatic family law services. They will guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today for an initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to prove fault for a divorce?

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was introduced and implemented in April 2022 and now removes the previous concept of “fault” within a divorce. No fault divorces now mean that the previous five grounds for divorce, such as adultery and unreasonable behaviour, no longer exist and couples can file for divorce with no fault needed. The new legislation also removes the possibility to contest a divorce and introduces the option for a joint application within relationships. These new changes also apply to the separation of civil partnerships. 

Can I object to divorce proceedings?

As parties are no longer required to prove fault in order to obtain a divorce, the possibility of defending or contesting a divorce only exists in exceptional and rare circumstances.

Will I need to attend court?

Previously, parties may have been required to attend court proceedings if the respondent wished to defend the divorce proceedings. Following the introduction of no fault divorces and the removal of the ability to defend a divorce, parties are unlikely to be required to attend court unless there is an issue with legal costs.

How much does a divorce lawyer, Bolton, cost?

When applying for a divorce, there will be a court fee in addition to your solicitor fees and any additional costs of the divorce.

We have a number of fixed fee professional solicitors from law firms on our panel, and fees will be provided by your solicitor from the outset of your case.

Unless your case involves domestic abuse, child abduction, or if a party is at risk of homelessness, you will not be eligible for Legal Aid in England and Wales. However, you may be offered Legal Aid for family mediation in some circumstances.

If you need assistance on a matter which is not family law related, we would recommend using the Law Society Find a Solicitor tool.


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