If it has come to a time in your life when you need to separate from your partner, you may be wondering what the proceedings are and what you can do to be better prepared to handle them. We believe that it is important for every member of the family to be open and honest with one another and that there is no reason to stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of others.

If children are involved, by being honest, mature and respectful you can teach them how to deal with stressful situations appropriately, so that they can gain valuable life skills. Yes, divorce is likely to affect your children, but with a positive attitude, you can ensure that this impact teaches them, strengthens their faith in relationships and widens their understanding to the reality of modern life.

Your family solicitor in Amersham is able to support and assist you throughout every step of the divorce procedure. From asking questions regarding your rights, to speaking for you in court, we believe that our professional reputation can assist your case and that our considerate, understanding and personal demeanor can help you through this difficult time.

What are the general divorce proceedings?

Just like every person is unique and every relationship is special, every divorce case has its own unique set of challenges and differences. This is where your family solicitor in Amersham shines out from the rest. We know that in order to help, we first need to listen.

Only then, as a team who is working together, can both you and your lawyer work through the issues that you face and come up with solutions that are positive and promising.

A divorce usually takes anywhere between 4 to 6 months but can last longer than a year in some more difficult and unusual cases. The procedure begins with a divorce petition. This is where the person who is seeking a divorce files for one and provides all the supporting evidence that is necessary.

If children are involved, then an arrangement needs to then be set out, in order to ensure their health and wellbeing. Visitation arrangements and maintenance payments should be outlined.

Only now is the document filed and the other party is formally notified of the petitioner’s divorce intentions. The other party, known as the respondent, needs to sign and agree to these papers.

A Decree Nisi is applied to the court by the petitioner, meaning that the divorce is in its near completion stages. This is then followed by a Decree Absolute, 6 weeks and 1 day after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi.

Divorce can be a complicated process, and we understand that it can be confusing and overwhelming for you. That is why we are expertly trained, and are confident with our many years of experience, to guide you swiftly through the process.

We take control of the situation, leaving you free to get on with more important matters that you are bound to be needing to deal with. You do not have to speak with the other party, or the court if you find this difficult, instead, just inform us of your intentions and allow us to work through the process for you.