As a Stockport law firm we like to think we provide the best divorce lawyers in Greater Manchester, not to mention the rest of the North West and beyond. Our team of experts handle complex matters of family law on a daily basis, dealing with issues such as adoption and special guardianship, domestic violence and wills and probate. This experience leaves us uniquely equipped to deal with both the legal complexities of the end of a marriage, and the emotional fallout that the decision to get divorced can cause. Combining these two aspects of our work is what makes us the best divorce lawyers no matter what the individual circumstances of a case may be.
Being the best divorce lawyers we can explain, quickly and simply, exactly what the process of divorce entails. We realise how daunting the world of legal proceedings can be, particularly at what is already likely to be a difficult time, and so we go to great lengths to set out the details of each case, and of the wider legal framework, in language which can be understood by anybody.
This would start with setting out the fact that, under current legislation, there are five basic grounds for divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason given by the party applying for the divorce, and it has to be accepted by the court for the divorce to be granted. This could be unreasonable behaviour, adultery, desertion, a two year separation (if both parties agree to the divorce) and a five year separation if one half of the marriage doesn’t agree to the divorce.
A large part of our job as the best divorce lawyers is to explain these grounds to a client and to work carefully with them to decide which is the most likely to be applicable in their case. Making the right decision at this stage of the process is vital, since any mistake could lead to time consuming and stressful conflict, and may even mean divorce isn’t granted by the court. Our aim as divorce lawyers is to keep the process as amicable as possible, since this is not only preferable on an emotional level, but it is also less likely to result in legal costs which run out of control.
Having discussed the grounds for divorce we will explain exactly what the process involves. To a large degree, this will cover issues such as filling in a D8 divorce petition form and when the decree nisi and, in time, the decree absolute will be issued, signalling the legal end of the marriage. Although these may seem like fairly simple matters, relationships tend to be complicated by issues such as shared financial commitments and, above all, by the issue of future relationships with any children. The best divorce lawyers will be those who can explain the most complex issues clearly and will work with each client to arrive at the best possible solution, particularly when the well-being of children has to be taken into account. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you come to Higgins Miller.
If you’d like to speak to the best divorce lawyers in Stockport, or would like to ask a general question on the legal ramifications of ending a marriage, then please call us on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected]. We’ve recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition. The first 20 minute appraisal will be provided free of charge, and if you want to find out more we’ll offer a first appointment for a fixed fee, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. If you want to find out more about our wider charging system then please take a look here.