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Moseley Chapman & Skemp solicitors Sutton Coldfield

Divorce Lawyers
Sutton Coldfield

Our Family Lawyers have many years experience specialising in divorce and separation.

Divorce & Separation Solicitors

Going through a divorce is never easy. Emotions are running high, and there are many practical concerns to deal with in addition to the legal steps you need to go through to end your marriage.

Our family lawyers have many years experience.

We specialise in divorce, separation, resolving financial issues and handling children matters all of which result from the ending of the marriage or partnership.

A comprehensive range of legal services

With a full range of services including mediation referral, our goal is to help you reach an amicable arrangement without the need to go to court and thus avoid additional costs that litigation brings.

If court action is deemed necessary, we will give you the very best advice and guidance for a very competitive price

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Our Divorce Services

Our divorce lawyers provide a comprehensive range of services which include:

  • Advising in respect of divorce and separation
  • Resolving financial disputes
  • Disputes relating to children
  • Domestic Violence and abusive relationships
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Separation agreements

We understand when it comes to divorce or separation it can be an emotional time for many people, with so much to consider.

However you can be assured we are with you every step of the way on all family issues, advising you and guiding you on the best course of action

Our Expertise Includes

The divorce and separation process is a difficult time but our solicitors can handle every aspect of that process for you, from general advice, arranging mediation and issuing court proceedings only if absolutely necessary to resolve matters.

Our divorce and separation lawyers have the expertise to help you through the whole process, including the following key areas:

  • Preparing and serving applications
  • Drafting divorce documents and submitting them online
  • Dissolving Marriages and Civil Partnerships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Finances after Separation
  • Drafting Consent orders

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Divorce & Separation FAQs

If you are considering getting a divorce, you will undoubtedly have many questions about the legal process, especially if you have children. Here, we address some of the central concerns that couples may have at this uncertain time.

From April 2022 no fault divorce was introduced meaning that the necessity to confirm one of five facts (adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two years separation with consent or five years separation) has been removed. Your application will now simply include a statement in which you confirm that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You can now apply as a sole applicant or make a joint application with your spouse.

There are much more limited grounds on which a party can object to the divorce proceedings. This should make the process much more predictable and straightforward.

The new law introduces a minimum period of six months so that it is now not possible to get a divorce in less than six months.

As part of the process, you will receive a conditional order and ultimately a final order which will bring your marriage to an end.

We will provide you with full details of the process at the outset and as matters progress.

There is no legal deadline if spouses are privately agreeing on a financial settlement, but we strongly advise reaching a settlement before the final order is issued due to potential consequences if the divorce is finalised with no financial order in place.

Spouses are encouraged to agree arrangements between themselves, though the court can issue an order on living arrangements where this is not possible.

The new divorce law has made it no longer possible to contest/defend a divorce unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to jurisdiction, if the marriage is not valid or if a divorce has already concluded in a different country.

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