If you have experienced an unfortunate breakdown in your marriage or civil partnership and are seeking a divorce, we at Berkson Family Law are able to guide you through the process.
Following the recent introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 on the 6th April 2022, couples are now able to divorce without having to assign blame or fault to the other as a couple can now mutually cite ‘irretrievable breakdown’ as the sole ground for a divorce.
The divorce application is also now made online through the HMCTS Court portal, meaning the postal delays can be avoided and this can make the divorce process much quicker although more often than not if there are matrimonial finances to be resolved then this will often delay the divorce concluding.
It is important that you seek legal advice if you are considering issuing divorce proceedings against your spouse and particularly if there are matrimonial finances to be resolved. This is to ensure that you can be fully advised as to the options available to you, the law that is applied, the Orders the Court can make and to ensure that whatever agreement is reached between a divorcing couple, the agreement is fair to you. It is also important to ensure that the agreement is incorporated into a legally enforceable document called a Consent Order. If agreement cannot be reached as to the matrimonial finances then it is open to either party in a divorce to make an application to Court but we at Berksons Family Law will always try to ensure that your case is settled outside of the Court arena wherever possible so that legal costs can be kept as minimal as possible.
At Berkson Family Law, we have Solicitors experienced in dealing with divorce and matrimonial finances who always ensure that a client’s case is dealt with as amicably, constructively, and cost effectively as possible. If you are seeking advice on any divorce-related matter then please do not hesitate to contact our office and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.