Bexleyheath, Blackheath & Petts Wood (Orpington)
The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership is often a very distressing time for everyone involved. We can help you through the legal process as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
The first step is to call and book an appointment with one of our divorce solicitors. At the initial consultation, we will talk you through the procedure, advise you about the way disputes are resolved in family proceedings and inform you what your next steps should be. You should take advice early on so that you make informed decisions about what you do so that you do not prejudice your position early on.
Please contact us either by telephone on 020 8301 4884 or email email@example.com
“No fault” divorce
From 6 April 2022, finally the long-awaited divorce law reforms came into force in the form of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. It represents the biggest reform of divorce law for 50 years and has the aim of reducing conflict between couples legally bringing a marriage or civil partnership to an end.
For the first time in England and Wales, it will be possible for couples to jointly apply for divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership. Alternatively, one party can still apply on their own.
It is no longer necessary, nor possible to divorce or dissolve a civil partnership by one party placing blame on the other. Nor is it necessary to have been separated for any particular length of time; save that neither divorce nor dissolution are possible within the first year of marriage or civil partnership, although judicial separation is. The sole ground for divorce now is a statement that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
Our expert solicitors will be able to advice you and guide you through the new process.
Read our No fault divorce flowchart for more information.
Areas of expertise
- Applying for divorce
- No fault divorce
- Divorce and finances
- Petitioning for divorce
- Dissolution of Civil Partnership
- Judicial Separation
- Deemed service / bailiff service
- Defended petitions