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Whether you have taken the decision or your spouse has taken it for you, the ending of a marriage can be a distressing time. Parkview Solicitors aim in all cases of divorce to bring about a successful conclusion to your case with the minimum of distress. We offer a fixed fee service for non-contentious divorces (Divorce by consent) where we only charge £550.00 plus VAT plus disbursements i.e court fees etc, to apply for a divorce on your behalf. You will have a dedicated family lawyer allocated to your case who will fully understand your needs and will be able to provide a personal one to one service to you.

  • What are the steps involved in filing for divorce in the UK, and how does Parkview Solicitors guide clients through the process to ensure a smooth and efficient resolution?
  • What are the legal implications of divorce regarding property division, financial settlements, and child custody arrangements, and how does Parkview Solicitors advocate for their clients' best interests in these matters?
  • How does Parkview Solicitors support clients emotionally and legally throughout the divorce proceedings, providing empathetic guidance and robust representation to help them navigate this challenging period in their lives?

Process for divorce

  • How can I initiate divorce proceedings?
  • What are the grounds for divorce, and how do they apply to my situation?
  • What is the divorce process, and what steps are involved?
  • Can Parkview Solicitors assist me with my divorce case?
  • What are the potential outcomes of divorce proceedings, including division of assets, child custody, and financial settlements?

As part of our commitment to providing excellent service, we want to outline the processes and work involved in this application to ensure transparency and clarity throughout the process.

  • Initial Consultation: We have already had an initial consultation where we discussed the details of your situation, your objectives, and any concerns you may have had. During this consultation, we gathered relevant information to proceed with your petition.
  • Engagement: By retaining the services of our law firm, you agree to engage us as your legal representatives for your divorce petition. This engagement includes providing you with legal advice, preparing and filing the petition, and guiding you through the subsequent stages of the divorce process.
  • Documentation: We may require certain documentation from you to proceed with your petition, including but not limited to:
    • Your marriage certificate.
    • Financial documents (bank statements, tax returns, property deeds, etc.) if applicable.
    • Any relevant correspondence or agreements related to the divorce
    • Information regarding children (if applicable)
  • Grounds for Divorce: The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by:
    • removing the ability to make allegations about the conduct of a spouse
    • allowing couples to end their marriage jointly
    • The act also introduces a minimum period of 20 weeks between the start of proceedings and application for conditional order. This provides couples with a meaningful period of reflection and the chance to reconsider. Where divorce is inevitable, it enables couples to cooperate and plan for the future.
    • It will no longer be possible to contest a divorce, except on limited grounds including jurisdiction.
  • Petition: Our firm will prepare the divorce petition based on the agreed-upon grounds and file it with the appropriate court. The petition will outline the details of your marriage, and any relevant claims or requests.
  • Response: After filing the petition, your spouse will have an opportunity to respond within a specified time frame. If they contest the divorce or raise any issues, we will address them accordingly.
  • Financial Settlement, Children's Matters, and Clean Break Orders: Please note that financial settlements, matters concerning children, and clean break orders will be treated as separate matters from the divorce petition. Once the divorce proceedings are underway, we will discuss and advise you on the best approach for resolving these issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Approximate Timeline: While the timeline for divorce proceedings can vary depending on various factors, including court schedules and the complexity of your case, you need to wait 20 weeks from the Court receiving the Acknowledgement of Service. After this time, you and your husband or wife can continue with the divorce by applying for a Conditional Order. The marriage is ended when the Final Order is pronounced. We will keep you informed of any significant developments and updates throughout the process.
  • Fees and Costs: Our fees for representing you in this matter will be based on an hourly rate or fixed fee arrangement, which we have discussed and agreed upon. Additionally, you will be responsible for court fees and any other related expenses incurred during the course of your case.
  • Communication: We are committed to keeping you informed about the progress of your case and promptly responding to any queries or concerns you may have. You can expect regular updates and clear explanations of legal matters throughout our engagement.
  • Confidentiality: All information you provide to us will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, in accordance with legal and ethical obligations.

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