Divorce can be extremely confusing and stressful. It is probably one of the most emotional times in a person’s life, especially when there are children involved. We understand that many of our clients are overwhelmed with their emotions that range from anger, sadness, guilt and unease. Most likely you want to have a swift and positive outcome that leaves you and your ex-partner separating amicably.
Your family solicitor in Amersham has a goal similar to yours, using all of the skills and tools at our disposal, in order to ensure that you have the guidance that you need to settle your divorce in the best possible way.
Our compassionate and understanding family solicitors in Amersham will use all of our professional training, and the wide range of contacts that are available to us, to aid in a peaceful resolution. Every situation is different and we are adept with working for both UK based and international marriages, high-net-worth divorces and other complications that you may find yourself in.
How do the proceedings pan out?
Of course, every divorce is unique and we take the time to listen to your personal story, in order to gauge what the general course of action will be for you. In the UK, there are several grounds for divorce, in which you need to prove to the judge that you and your partner are experiencing irreconcilable differences.
Such grounds include adultery, separation or desertion for several years and unreasonable behaviour. There is also a length of time that one must be married before they file for divorce and if you have not been together for this period of time then other options, such as legal separation or annulment, might be more applicable to your case.
A key part of the divorce proceedings involves the financial settlement. Each party needs to be honest and clear about their finances and if you find that the other party is hiding information, we are able to delve deeper into the matter for you.
In order to go through the proceedings as swiftly as possible, we strongly urge you to be clear and upfront about your financial situation and talk to us about your goals so that we can help you achieve these honestly.
We also help you to make arrangements regarding any children that you have. It is common for the mother to take custody of the children, meaning that any children will live with her whilst visitation rights are agreed upon and arranged for the father. This is not always the case and any disputes need to be revolved in a mature fashion for the sake of the children.
We put their best interests first and consider their wishes. It is important that they are impacted in as little way as possible, and studies have shown us that round-table negotiations and mediation, that amicably solves issues, results in positive agreements and teaches couples to communicate well with each other going forward.
We know that our advice and support is invaluable in allowing you to quickly move on from this point on your life into a brighter and better tomorrow.