Our divorce advice can help resolve the problems arising from your marriage and as a specialist team we focus entirely on family law and use all our experience in obtaining the best result for you. We attempt to make the divorce procedure as simple, swift and amicable as possible.
In order to obtain a divorce you must have been married for at least 12 months. The only ground for a divorce is on the basis of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This can be based on either:
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A divorce that has no other issues (including financial or children disputes) will usually take between six to nine months to be finalised. A divorce is obtained in two parts, Decree Nisi being the first part of your divorce and Decree Absolute brings your marriage to an end. In most cases there will be no need for you to go to court.
BHP Law supports family mediation and we work in partnership with Family Mediation North East. We offer a range of mediation services for more complicated divorces where there are children and finances that need to be discussed and agreed. Mediation allows both parties to sit down with their solicitors and draw up an agreement without the need for costly Court fees to settle financial disputes or child arrangement disputes. Mediation can help separated couples unravel and resolve disputes about issues such as contact with children and finance and property matters.
Mediation services are not always appropriate for all couples but mediation can help couples who wish to separate come to settlements in a more civil way.
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