Once you have been married for one year our divorce solicitors can help you pursue a divorce.
The sole ground for divorce is that your marriage has irretrievably broken down and the facts that can be relied on are:-
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Two Years’ Separation by consent
- Five Years’ Separation
Regrettably, the concept of no-fault divorce has not yet found itself to this country but our expert team of divorce solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield will assist you in adopting the right approach in the least confrontational manner.
We offer a fixed fee package for an uncontested divorce of £500.00 plus VAT plus Court fees and within that service, we provide and complete all the paperwork from initiating the divorce to obtaining your Decree Absolute.
Civil Partnership Dissolution during divorce
Prior to same-sex marriage becoming legal in England in March 2014 same-sex couples could enter into a Civil Partnership. Expert legal advice is required to bring to an end a Civil Partnership as the process is the same as for divorce. Our experienced divorce lawyers do not underestimate the difficulty in deciding to end a Civil Partnership and it is important for you to know your rights in relation to financial matters and children when reaching that decision. It is also possible to convert a Civil Partnership to a marriage.
Contact our divorce solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today to find out more.
International Aspect of divorce
It is essential to seek immediate legal advice regarding dissolving marriage where there is an international element. It may be crucial to the outcome of the proceedings for the Divorce Petition to be issued in the correct jurisdiction. Our divorce lawyers in Sheffield and Chesterfield have substantial experience in dealing with case’s with an international element and would strongly urge you to contact one of our team to discuss your options at the earliest opportunity.
Whilst very rarely used it is possible to annul a marriage. Annulment is a process by which a Court can state that a marriage never legally existed based on mental illness, fraud, forced consent, physical incapacity to consummate the marriage, lack of consent to underage marriage or bigamy. Due to what can be a lengthy and expensive procedure, clients often decide that divorce is the simplest option, in rare case’s annulment is the only way forward, and we can offer expert advice if required.
Judicial Separation during divorce
In some cases for example due to religious reasons or the fact that your marriage is of less than one year’s duration another option is Judicial Separation. The procedure is similar to divorce with one of the parties presenting a Judicial Separation Petition but there is no requirement to show that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. A Decree of Judicial Separation is a Court Order under which the couple remains legally married but their normal marital obligations cease, and they no longer have to live together.
If you feel judicial separation may be appropriate please contact our expert team of divorce solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield to discuss your options in more detail.