The specialist family lawyers at The Sethi Partnership Solicitors understand that going through a divorce or separation can be very stressful . At such a difficult and emotionally challenging time, having clear and pragmatic support can be invaluable. We strive to make the journey as smooth as possible, whilst , ensuring that your interests and those of your family are protected.
We have a sympathetic approach towards our clients. We aim to resolve issues in a constructive and cost-effective way, through negotiation if possible, or robust action where necessary.
The divorce process
Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage. For those in a civil partnership, the equivalent term is dissolution. There is a single ground for divorce in England and Wales, namely that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
There are currently no provisions allowing for a no-fault divorce or dissolution. An irretrievable breakdown of the marriage will need to be proved by any one of the following five facts::
- Adultery (this does not apply to civil partnerships)
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Two years separation with consent of both parties
- Five years separation
We understand that when it comes to separation and divorce you will have concerns about your child’s wellbeing. The courts encourage separating parents to work together to resolve disputes themselves and put arrangements in place for children without the intervention of the court. Mediation is often a suitable option if parents find it difficult to talk to each other. If parents can reach an agreement on these arrangements, such as where their children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent, the court will not need to be involved. However, if consensus cannot be achieved, either party can apply to the court for resolution of the disputed issue, In most cases, before issuing proceedings, there is a requirement for parents to attend at mediation but there may be cases in which mediation is not suitable.
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