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Divorce Matters and Financial Settlements 

Going through divorce proceedings can be a very difficult time for everyone involved, so it is important to have experienced lawyers guiding you through the process towards a fair settlement.

The family law specialists at Lanyon Bowdler can provide you with the advice, guidance and legal representation you need throughout your divorce, working in a friendly and approachable manner.

The cost of legal proceedings can be a daunting prospect so Lanyon Bowdler offers a range of flexible pricing options, including fixed fees and service level guarantees, so you know how much things will cost from the outset.

Divorce Advice

It is vital to speak to a solicitor specialising in family law at the earliest opportunity when you are considering divorce proceedings so you fully understand the necessary grounds for divorce. You typically need to rely on five facts as proof that the marriage has irretrievably broken down:

  • Two years’ separation: You have lived apart for two years and both consent to a divorce.
  • Five years’ separation: If you have lived apart for five years or more, you can begin divorce proceedings without your spouse’s consent.
  • Unreasonable behaviour: Your spouse has behaved so unreasonably that you no longer want to live with them.
  • Two years’ desertion: Your spouse moved out at least two years ago and you no longer live together.
  • Adultery: You can no longer tolerate living with your spouse because they have committed adultery.

If any of these facts apply to your situation, or if you are not sure if any of them do, the specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler will be able to talk you through the options available to you.

Divorce Procedure

So how does the process work? Firstly, we will lodge a divorce petition with the courts and your spouse, known as the respondent, will have to confirm they have received the petition. If they do not want to defend the divorce you can then apply for a Decree Nisi of divorce, and then a Decree Absolute which completes the divorce.

Alternatively, if your spouse has already started proceedings, we can advise and represent you throughout the process.

For more information about the divorce procedure, please contact the team who would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Divorce Solicitors

Lanyon Bowdler is a member of the Law Society Family Panel and accredited specialist with Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers, so you can be sure our solicitors are experienced in all aspects of UK law.

Our divorce lawyers are approachable and professional, and will always adopt a balanced and practical approach to negotiations, minimising conflict and working to an acceptable outcome for you. Our aim is to achieve amicable resolutions swiftly, but if litigation is necessary we have the experience and know-how to deal with the courts effectively.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

Excellent representation in court

- Mr Gibson, Telford

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Quotes

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Very polite members of staff, took the time to explain everything to us.

- Mr R Wilford & Mrs J Wilford, Bromyard

When the lawyer handling my case was not available, his assistant handled the situation very well and kept us informed through to completion.

- Mr P Joyner & Mrs J Joyner, Bromyard

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

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