Traditional DivorceSolicitors London, Reading, Marlow, Maidenhead, Windsor, High Wycombe and Henley-on-Thames
Every year in England and Wales, more than 100,000 marriages end in divorce. Divorce is often extremely painful and can leave people feeling frightened and confused about their home and finances and what will happen to their children. If it is happening to you, you may feel alone.
We know that divorce can be very emotional and very stressful and we are here to help you through this time. We are here to care for you, listen to you and advise you. We are a friend to talk to and an expert to act for you. We pride ourselves in being accessible and available – meaning we will be there for you and act quickly when you need advice.
At K J Smith Solicitors, our highly skilled, friendly and approachable divorce solicitors can advise you on the most cost effective and efficient way to proceed.
Each divorce case is unique and we will make sure we match you with the solicitor best suited to understand your needs and handle your case.
Our divorce solicitors will keep you fully up to date on where you are in the process together with regular updates on costs and likely costs.
To petition for divorce, you must have been married for more than one year immediately preceding the presentation of the petition. The ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, and the petitioner, that is the person filing a petition for divorce, must use one of five different facts to support this statement.
- That the other party has committed adultery.
- That the other party has behaved in an unreasonable way.
- That the other party has deserted the petitioner for 2 years.
- That the parties have lived apart from each other for a continuous period of at least 2 years immediately preceding the presentation of a petition and the other party gives their consent.
- That the parties have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 5 years preceding the presentation of a petition.
Whether you are considering petitioning for divorce, or have received a petition for divorce, we are here to help.
Please contact our divorce solicitors today on 01491 630000 or 0207 070 0330. We offer a free initial 45 minute appointment to give you the opportunity to meet us before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.
During this appointment we will seek to understand the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage and discuss the various options available to you. If saving the marriage is unlikely, we will seek to understand more about you and your partner's income, savings, assets and pension arrangements so that we can begin to think about finding a solution to your future financial needs. We will also talk about children and options for their future arrangements.