Divorce Solicitors Wakefield: 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 family law solicitors with offices in Wakefield and beyond with the experience and expertise required to assist you throughout the divorce process. This includes applying for a divorce, right through to finalising the divorce settlements and dealing with any financial issues and child arrangements if required.

Our panel of divorce solicitors, Wakefield, aim to provide professional divorce 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.

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What do divorce solicitors do?

Divorces 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 solicitors to make the process easier and as stress free as possible. A divorce solicitor will:

  • Provide you with the right 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
  • Assist in finding undisclosed or hidden assets and information

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

Our panel of divorce solicitors, Wakefield

Our panel of friendly and professional divorce lawyers in Wakefield 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 Wakefield we work with are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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

Whether you are going through a divorce or civil partnership dissolution, our panel of family law solicitors will provide you with pragmatic family law Wakefield services. They will guide you through every step of the process.

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 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 do divorce solicitors 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 divorce solicitors on our panel, and fees will be provided by your solicitor from the outset of your case.

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

How can Expert Family Law's panel of divorce solicitors, Wakefield help?

If you and your significant other are thinking about ending your marriage, our experienced specialist divorce solicitors will provide you with appropriate legal advice and compassionate support during this trying period. Our experts can assist you with all aspects of the divorce process. This includes filing for divorce, addressing divorce papers, reaching a financial agreement, handling final orders (decree absolute), and parental responsibility.

We ensure that the collaborative law firms in Wakefield on our panel have the skills and experience required to assist on your legal case. We can assure you that your case will be dealt with in a compassionate and understanding manner.

The solicitors on our panel are well versed in all areas of family law and can assist you through the process of divorce. This includes the application, as well as assisting you with 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 Wakefield strive to provide our clients with an outcome that is right for both them and their family. As such, the guidance and family law services they provide are specific to suit each individual’s personal circumstances.

Get in touch for an initial consultation by using the form at the top of the page to find out if a divorce solicitor, Wakefield from our panel could help with your specific issue regarding family law.

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