At Legend Solicitors our family law solicitors in East London know that divorce often involves high emotions, especially when there are children involved. Our team of Divorce Solicitors in East London are sensitive to your needs during this difficult time, and work with you to resolve your divorce with compassion and efficiency. The breakdown of a relationship is when many people need expert legal advice the most. It takes skill and experience to navigate the process of legal separation, to negotiate for a fair settlement and make all the required arrangements to the satisfaction of all parties. A good divorce solicitor can minimize the stress and upset involved, taking a weight off your shoulders.
The sole ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage based upon one of five things:
- Unreasonable behavior
- Two years’ separation plus consent
- Five years’ separation
Our team of divorce lawyers in East London can help with all types of divorce matters including uncontested divorce where both parties agree to divorce and contented divorce where the Respondent to divorce petition does not agree to divorce and would contest the divorce.
Divorce solicitors in East London & Fixed Fee Divorce Settlement Cost
At Legend Solicitors our divorce solicitors in East London follow a fixed fee structure. Our Fixed Fee Divorce settlement structure allows you to pay an agreed amount for our Divorce Solicitors services. We will provide a guaranteed quote that will not change once agreed.
What Happens about finances on Divorce?
Finances are dealt with separately from the divorce itself.
The aim is to achieve a fair outcome looking at all the circumstances of the case and taking into account each partner’s resources. These include:
- Properties (including the family home)
- Savings and investments
- Business interests
- Financial commitments
In relation to financial matters, it is often possible to avoid going to court and to reach a settlement through a process such as negotiation.
How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced?
On average it takes between 6-8 months to get divorced. However, this depends on factors such as:
- How far you and your partner agree on things such as finances
- How quickly paperwork is returned
While we understand that you’ll want the divorce process over as quickly as possible, it’s important not to rush into any hasty decisions.
Role of our Divorce Solicitors in East London & How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
The amount that your divorce will cost depends on how much work is needed to negotiate a settlement with your ex-partner. In general, your divorce will cost more if there are major disagreements and if you have to go to court.
In England and Wales, the fee for divorce (or dissolution if you’re separating from your civil partner) is currently £550.
If you decide to file for judicial separation instead of getting a full divorce (perhaps for religious reasons), you’ll need to pay court fees of £365.
As well as paying a court fee for divorce, you may have legal and professional fees to cover. If you want expert help to guide you through a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership, you should factor this into your expenses. If you’re the respondent, you may be asked to contribute towards the petitioner’s legal costs.
The cost of dealing with the financial part is separate from the divorce.
If you would like to talk to us about how we can help you with your divorce/ financial settlement, or if you would like to know more about our divorce services,
Call us on 020 3130 1769 or E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org