Divorce and Separation
Our Divorce Lawyers, based in Bury St Edmunds, have vast experience helping clients to obtain the right answers. Our job is to provide you with a safe harbour, during stormy periods of your life. We offer clear and concise advice, to help ease the emotional strain you experience during these times.
Divorce is the mechanism by which a marriage is brought to an end. Divorce will divorce the parties. It will not, of itself, resolve financial issues between them.
A straightforward Divorce
A straightforward divorce can be concluded within four to six months if all parties work at the same speed and there are no delays at the Court. The procedure is relatively straightforward and no-one should have to attend Court, if the case is uncontested and if all matters are agreed by the parties themselves.
It is natural to shop around for the cheapest price, especially for services you don’t really want to have to pay for at all, such as car repairs, and yes, divorce. Is it possible to buy a divorce on the internet? Some firms advertise a service of this nature. In reality, most simply offer a DIY kit, which requires the client to complete a number of complex forms and deal with the Court themselves. Our divorce lawyers act for many clients who have attempted the “£99 internet divorce” route, to their cost. The adage, that – you get what you pay for – is very true.
Fixed Fee Divorce
We offer all of our clients a fixed fee for straightforward divorce proceedings. Our fixed fee has no hidden extras – we tell you in plain English (and on one sheet of A4), what the fee covers.
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
We have acted for a number of clients who have experienced Civil Partnership dissolutions, and we are well placed to advise civil partners in this area of law.
The procedure for obtaining dissolution of a Civil Partnership is very similar to divorce proceedings. Collaborative law is a very constructive way of resolving problems which arise between civil partners. Collaborative law can assist in minimising the need for civil partners who resort to contested (and costly) Court proceedings about money and/or children. Visit our Collaborative law section for more information or email Elizabeth Hodder.