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Your Free Guide to Divorce including the Legal Process

A breakdown in a relationship can be a difficult time and emotions run high. It can be a time of uncertainty and upset. There are many practical matters to take care of, such as; who will take care of the children? How often will the other partner see them? How is your home shared? What about other financial assets such as savings or investments? These questions matter to you whether you are ending a marriage, a civil partnership or seperating.

Solicitor Direct can advise you on how to resolve such matters properly. We talk to you and make sure we understand your circumstances. We discuss options, and what outcome you would like. We have some of the best lawyers in the UK. You can trust that we have the knowledge and experience to take care of your rights. We keep you involved throughout, explain costs and use only plain and simple English, no legal jargon. We pride ourselves in ensuring that we are there every step of
the way.

Why use Solicitor Direct?

We offer FREE INITIAL LEGAL ADVICE at any time. Solicitor Direct offers a service that is both professional and sympathetic to your situation.

Derek Forrest, who has 30 years experience, has been a lifelong member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association) and consequently his aim is to resolve matters outside the courts wherever possible. Your first concern will be to establish where you stand should the relationship breakdown irreparably. We can offer free initial advice on the telephone, or face to face if you prefer.

Matters can usually be handled without protracted Court proceedings, however if proceedings are necessary we can offer a competitive fixed fee service for most Divorce matters, so that you can budget effectively.

We have a wealth of experience and can offer advice and
assistance in:-

  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Ancillary and Financial matters
  • Contact and Residency issues with Children

We can also offer expert advice for same sex couples in their Civil Partnerships, now recognised by law.

Prenuptial Agreements

A written contract is not the first thing you consider when considering getting married (and nor should they be!). However they are very useful in setting certain things straight from the off, particularly where each person comes into the relationship with differing levels of wealth. English law has allowed cohabiting couples to make binding agreements but as soon as they marry the law intervened and took away any certainty. Recent case law suggests there are signs that this is changing, with Judges being prepared to take them into account when deciding a case. We would now go as far as to recommend that couples wishing to marry, but who also wish preserve their assets, enter into a Prenuptial Agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want a legal separation, my spouse has left me, what should I do?

You need to know if separation and a legally binding document is the best option for you financially, and in terms of legal fees, or if you should divorce. You need legal advice to help you make this decision.

My spouse is having an affair, what should I do?

You need advice about whether you should seperate or divorce. You need advice about how to protect yourself financially, and if your children should be introduced to your spouses boyfriend / girlfriend.

I want to divorce my husband on the grounds of adultery. Do I have to name his girlfriend?

It can cause delay, and additional legal costs, if you do name his girlfriend in the divorce petition as a Co-Respondent.

What is unreasonable behaviour?

The behaviour of your spouse must be such that it is unreasonable for you to be expected to live together.


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Write: 71 Hough lane, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2SA

Tel: 0800 5424496 OR 01772 424999

Fax: 01772 433230

Email: enquiries@solicitordirect.com


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