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If you feel that your relationship has irreparably broken down and are contemplating petitioning for a divorce (or dissolving a civil partnership) there is a lot to consider and it is not something that should be entered into lightly, particularly if there are children involved. It is wise to seek legal advice prior to deciding if a divorce is right for you in order to ensure you have the full picture and that there are no surprises further down the line.
It may become apparent that talking things through with a mediator is the right choice for you, or a more informal, less final Separation Agreement is the better step. You may even decide on seeking legal advice that you are not ready for a divorce and would prefer to seek help to save your marriage. For this reason, legal advice is key in making sure you are taking the correct steps and are not making a mistake that could have damaging repercussions for you and any children.
Forbes Solicitors offer confidential, comprehensive legal advice. Our divorce and family law solicitors have years of experience in their field and so have the complex legal knowledge required to confidently and accurately advise you on your particular case.
We will be able to advise you in a sympathetic and caring manner on whether you have sufficient grounds for divorce and which is the most appropriate. We will also be able to advise you on what forms of evidence you would be required to provide for the court. Our team of expert solicitors can explain how a divorce could affect you financially or in terms of child custody, property or even immigration if you are not a British or EU citizen. All of these factors will help you decide if divorce is the best or right option for you to take, and we can offer information on other choices such as mediation and separation.
If there are factors such as the physical or sexual abuse of you or your children, we can advise you on how to proceed safely and what routes, including Legal Aid, are open to you. We would also be able to offer advice on how we could help keep you and your children safe during the divorce proceedings.
If you are considering a divorce and would like to get professional, friendly and sympathetic legal advice before making a decision, you can call our team of specialist divorce and family law solicitors on Freephone 0800 689 1058 or contact us online.
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