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Reaching the decision that your marriage or civil partnership is at an end is never an easy one to make. Our family law solicitors understand that this can be a deeply upsetting time for you. This is why we aim to offer straightforward legal advice to help you during a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership.
If your marriage has irretrievably broken down, to have grounds for divorce, you must establish that one or more of the following applies:-
Our fixed fee Family Law scheme provides you with the option to instruct us to handle your divorce from beginning to end. If you chose to take advantage of this service, we will advise you as to which grounds for divorce are the most appropriate, draft your divorce petition ready for your approval and handle your divorce proceedings through the court.
Every legal case is different and when dealing with divorces and civil partnerships, it can be difficult to give a precise estimate of the length of time your case will take. Having said that, if your divorce or the dissolution of your civil partnership is straightforward, the whole process should take around five months, provided you and your former partner can come to an agreement on all matters.
The Liverpool Divorce Solicitors at Canter Levin & Berg are members of Resolution and as such we believe that family matters, such as divorces or the dissolution of a civil partnership should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve the dignity of all involved.
Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors in Liverpool we have specialist divorce solicitors ready to help you and to provide you with advice so you can make an informed decision about ending your marriage. Our divorce solicitors can represent you if you are going through a divorce, you are dissolving a civil partnership or in matters of judicial separation.
As divorce solicitors in Liverpool we appreciate that for someone involved in a divorce or the breakdown of a civil partnership these matters can be extremely stressful and can get very emotional. With the professional and efficient approach our Liverpool divorce solicitors take we aim to put your mind at rest and make the legal process of ending a relationship as stress free as we can. We can explain to you the legal steps necessary when seeking to end a relationship, the timescales involved and also the likely financial cost to end your relationship.
Our Liverpool divorce solicitors understand that when you are looking to end a relationship, there are always financial aspects to consider, even in circumstances where there are are little or no finances to settle. The service we provide as divorce solicitors is tailored to your individual requirements so that costs can be kept down and that you can get the outcomes from your divorce or the dissolution of your civil partnership that you want without having to pay over the odds for this service. For a more in-depth discussion of the costs associated with ending a relationship legally, call one of our divorce solicitors today or fill in the form on this site and we will get back in touch.
In order to obtain a divorce using divorce lawyers in England and Wales it is necessary to prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. You need to show that there has been some form of fault or a problem so serious that it has caused you to want to end your relationship with your partner. Establishing what is known as an irretrievable breakdown in your marriage relies on you proving to the court one out of five key facts, which are known as grounds for divorce.
The five grounds for divorce in England and Wales are adultery, unreasonable behaviour, a situation where you have been living apart from your partner for two years and you both agree to a divorce, if your partner has deserted you for two years or more and lastly if you have been living apart from your partner for more than five years, regardless of whether they want to divorce. Most marriages and civil partnerships end after one of the first two grounds for divorce has occurred, either your partner has committed adultery or their behaviour towards you has been unreasonable and you can no longer tolerate living with them. Your divorce lawyers can help you when it comes to preparing the documents to show you have grounds for divorce.
The process of ending a marriage through a divorce takes time. Divorce law has a strict set of stages that must be followed in order to end your marriage or to dissolve your civil partnership. These stages have waiting periods built in to allow your partner to respond if they wish to oppose the divorce or they have matters to resolve with you. In divorce law generally speaking it takes around 6 months to complete divorce proceedings in cases where there are no financial issues between you and your partner. Resolving financial matters in divorce law can slow down the divorce process; in many cases it can take up to a year to complete the process and possibly longer in complex cases.
At Canter Levin & Berg our expert divorce law solicitors are here to help you to end your relationship in a way that allows you the freedom to get on with your life and gets you the right outcome. For a full discussion with one of our divorce law experts about ending your marriage or dissolving your civil partnership you can contact our offices today. Call the family law department on 0151 239 1181 or fill in the form on this site and one of our divorce law team will get back in touch with you to discuss your situation, the financial implications of a divorce and your legal options.