Pursuing divorce? Here’s what to expect from your solicitor

2 January 2019
Your local Colchester Solicitors, John Fowlers, shares their advice on the divorce process.
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The breakdown of a relationship is emotional and traumatic. That’s why it’s vital couples have the support of a specialist divorce lawyer, to ensure the divorce process is as seamless as possible. Also, by getting legal advice early on, you may save money and prevent unnecessary unpleasantness, especially where children are involved.

At John Fowlers, we always advise couples to consider mediation to help resolve problems and prevent legal issues from escalating into expensive court cases. 

What does the divorce process entail?

To begin the process, one person needs to submit a divorce partition to the court. Once the other person agrees to the divorce, the court will grant a Decree Nisi. Then, after six weeks, the person that filed for divorce can apply for a Decree Absolute.

There are many factors to resolve before a divorce is concluded. Usually, this includes clarifying child living arrangements and distributing final assets. 

Even if a divorce is amicable, there are numerous divorce papers that are required before the divorce is finalised. At John Fowlers, we begin by requesting the following information;

  • Are there children involved?
  • Do you own property and, if so, do you have any plans for it? 
  • Do you need to make changes to your Will? 
  • Do you require the breakdown of any shared investments? 
  • Do you own a business? 

We will work to resolve these through mediation and negotiation. However, if unsuccessful, the details of the divorce will escalate to court hearings, where the judge will decide the outcome.

If you’re considering filing for divorce, contact our specialist divorce lawyers in Colchester, who can advise you further with complete confidentiality. We will ensure the steps you take are in the best interests of you and any children involved.