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Ending a marriage or civil partnership is rarely easy. It can be a particularly difficult process for those involved in the relationship breakdown, including the couple, children and the wider family. Expert Family Law has a panel of family law solicitors in Sale with the experience and expertise required to assist you throughout the divorce and separation process.

Our panel of experienced solicitors in Sale aim to provide professional customer care and legal advice 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.

Our panel of divorce solicitors, Sale


Our panel of friendly and professional solicitors have many years of experience in the practice of family law, including divorce. They will guide you through the divorce process, helping you to make the difficult decisions in an understanding, non-judgmental manner, providing expert advice.

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

Our panel of divorce law solicitors, Sale, will help you to navigate a range of issues and family law matters, such as financial matters and nuptial agreements, to assist you in reaching an agreement on such issues.

What is the process of obtaining a divorce?


The process of obtaining a divorce in England and Wales under the no-fault system, introduced in April 2022, is designed to simplify and reduce conflict in the divorce process. Here are the steps involved:


To apply for a divorce, you must:

  • Have been married for at least one year.
  • Have a legally recognised marriage.
  • Have a permanent home in England or Wales, or meet other jurisdictional requirements.

Filing the application

The application can be filed online through the government’s online service or by using a paper form. Either one spouse (sole application) or both spouses together (joint application) can apply for a divorce.

Statement of irretrievable breakdown

The applicant(s) must state that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This is the only ground for divorce under the no-fault system. A simple declaration of irretrievable breakdown is required without the need to provide evidence or details of the other party’s behaviour.

Serving the application

If it is a sole application, the court will send a copy of the application to the other spouse (the respondent) along with an acknowledgment of service form.

The respondent must acknowledge receipt of the application, typically within 14 days.

20-week reflection period

There is a 20-week reflection period from the start of proceedings to the point at which the applicant(s) can apply for a Conditional Order (formerly known as a Decree Nisi).

This period is intended to give both parties time to consider their decision and potentially resolve issues amicably.

Applying for a Conditional Order

After the 20-week reflection period, the applicant(s) can apply for a Conditional Order. The court will review the application to ensure all legal requirements are met.

If the court is satisfied, it will issue a Conditional Order. This is a formal statement that the court sees no reason why the divorce cannot be granted.

Six-week waiting period

There is a mandatory six-week waiting period after the Conditional Order is granted before the applicant(s) can apply for a Final Order (formerly known as a Decree Absolute).

This period provides one last opportunity for reflection and ensures all financial and other arrangements are in place.

Applying for the Final Order

After the six-week waiting period, the applicant(s) can apply for the Final Order.

Once granted, the Final Order legally ends the marriage.

Post-Divorce Arrangements

  • Financial settlements: Parties are encouraged to reach financial settlements. This can be done through mutual agreement, mediation, or court orders if necessary.
  • Child Arrangements: If there are children involved, arrangements for their care and support should be made.

How can Expert Family Law’s panel of divorce solicitors, Sale help?

If you and your significant other are thinking about ending your marriage, our experienced divorce solicitors will provide you with compassionate support during this trying period. Our experts can assist you with all aspects of the divorce process.

The solicitors on our panel are well versed in all aspects of family law and can assist you through the process of divorce. This includes child arrangement orders, court orders, complex financial settlements and ancillary relief following the termination of your marriage.

No matter the circumstances, our team of family lawyers in Sale strive to provide our clients with an outcome that is right for both them and their family during such a difficult time. As such, the guidance and family legal services they provide are specific to suit each individual’s personal circumstances.

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