Frequently Asked Questions
Get advice early. We often meet with people who have made decisions about money, property or children immediately following a separation and without taking legal advice. Whilst the decisions you make are ultimately a matter for you, it is important that you understand the consequences of any decisions you make and it is always beneficial for you to understand your legal position before you make them.
Please feel free to call us on 02083427760 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-obligation chat about your options.
This depends on the issues that need to be resolved. A divorce rarely takes less than four – six months and if there are financial/children issues to consider as well, things can take longer to conclude. We work with our clients to ensure that resolution is found as soon as possible.
We would strongly suggest that no major decisions are made without obtaining legal advice first.
There is a wealth of information online. Here are some recommended websites:
Resolution – resolution.org.uk Fact sheets and directories of solicitors and mediators
Divorce and Children – divorceandchildren.com Advice and tips for separated parents on how to help children manage family change
Family Mediation Council – familymediationcouncil.org.uk Information on mediation and directory of local mediators
Sorting our separation – sortingoutseparation.org.uk Government website bringing together information and tools to help you through the process of relationship breakdown
Parent Connection – parentconnection.org.uk Offers support, interactive courses and information for separating parents
Cafcass – cafcass.gov.uk Provides resources including a parenting plan template, case studies and materials that can be printed off for children.
Relate relate.org.uk – Relationship advice and information for separating parents
Money Advice Service moneyadviceservice.org.uk – Useful tools and information on money issues
Government website gov.uk – Information on divorce and separation, child maintenance, tax credits, benefits, debt etc.
We will always charge you transparently. We will discuss the likely total costs at the outset and keep you updated throughout the process. Our charges are based on hourly rates, which vary according to which member of the team is working on your case. We can discuss different funding options with you and sometimes it is possible for us to assist you in accessing litigation funding.