Going through a divorce is a stressful time for all concerned, no matter how amicable the situation.
With one in three going through the process (see www.insidedivorce.com), choosing a good lawyer from the range of divorce lawyers in the UK can make a big difference.
A good lawyer can help the process progress as smoothly as is ever possible in these circumstances. To get divorced, you have to have been married for at least a year and one of you must have lived in England or Wales for the year before the divorce. To a divorce lawyer you will need to prove irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, with one of the following being cited as the basis for the divorce – adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two-year separation with the consent of the other party (no fault) or a five-year separation with no consent needed. See Getting the Best for your Divorce Lawyer for more on this.
There are different ways of conducting the divorce but if at all possible both parties should try and stay amicable, particularly if there are children involved. Divorce lawyers are now promoting collaborative divorce which means that your spouse and you agree to sit down with your respective lawyers and thrash out an agreeable divorce solution. If this doesn’t work, both law firm lawyers have to withdraw and you will have find a new firm to continue the divorce case.
Mediation is also available and the courts provide a free mediation service which is worth a try. Divorce lawyers will also assist in helping you find mediators. Click on the link for more divorce information.