Divorce is one of the hardest events one can go through in life. Here at Marlborough Law we know how tough it can be. We help Clients who are angry, sad, confused or simply struggling to sort out how the finances are going to be separated.
The new Divorce process introduced in April 2022 has made the procedure somewhat simpler but it can still be a minefield for couples trying to juggle children and money at the same time.
Our Head of Family Karen Salmon is also a member of Resolution UK which means we follow their Code of Conduct and promote non-confrontational divorces. We offer a calm, sensible approach to Divorce. We walk Clients through the paperwork and our caring ways have supported many Clients as they begin the journey.
Divorce Process Timescales
Stage 1: The Divorce Application
Once we have your marriage certificate and all your details we can apply for the divorce. This can be as a sole application where you apply alone or you can make a joint application with your parnter. The fee is £593.
You must then wait 20 weeks from when the application is issued.
Stage 2: The Conditional Order
After the 20 weeks you can then apply for the Conditional Order.
The courts will approve the order but then give a date for the order to be pronounced, this can be 4 weeks or so later.
Once the Conditional Order has been pronounced we then must wait 6 weeks until we can apply for the Final Order.
Stage 3: The Financials
We try and sort out the financial agreements from the beginning of the process but these 6 weeks are when we need to ensure we have a signed agreement.
We will not apply for the Final Order until this has been agreed and signed.
Stage 4: The Final Order
After 6 weeks, when we have a signed Consent Order and the accompanying documents we can then apply for the Final Order.
When this is approved your divorce has been finalised.
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We live and work locally and our reputation is paramount to our continued success. We take as a matter of pride our ability to retain clients.
We have legal experience in a breadth of matters, but we also have something few lawyers have: a depth of business, commercial and life experience that allows us to provide practical legal advice and solutions that suit your needs.
Our team consists of Solicitors, although capable in most areas of law they are specialists in their chosen fields.
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It is our aim to provide a legal service that is affordable and our business is set to do just that. We will advise as to the likely cost of any matter and because of our more personalised approach we are able to provide an efficient and tailored service to each client without the additional costs of many larger or traditionally setup lawyers.