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Divorce

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Divorce 2017-09-26T09:28:23+00:00

Divorce

The end of a marriage is a difficult and stressful time. At King Street Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable to our clients. We are family law specialists, with expertise across the range of family law issues – whether you need to resolve financial matters or the arrangements for your children or both, talk to us.

We offer a free initial 30 minute appointment to new clients. We are happy to chat on the phone before arranging an appointment – we want to ensure that you see the right solicitor for your range of issues.

The Law

There is only one ground for divorce in England and Wales, which is the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage.’
This ground must be supported by one of five set facts. These are:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Separation for two years, and both parties consent to the divorce
  • Desertion for two years
  • Separation for five years.

Divorce is a Court-based process which is largely administrative in nature. Specific forms and documents are required to be completed by both parties during the process and submitted to the Court at certain stages.

All in the all, an uncontested divorce ordinarily takes in the region of 4-6 months from start to finish. However it can sometimes be longer than this, particularly if we agree not to apply for your Decree Absolute until financial matters are resolved.

Contact our Family and Divorce solicitors in Wakefield on 01924 332395.