If your marriage has broken down Broadway solicitors can advise you as to the procedure to legally end your marriage. We offer a free initial appointment to advise you as to the procedure and potential costs involved.
For a straightforward undefended divorce or legal separation a fixed fee option is available. Providing the divorce is not defended there is usually no need to attend court and Broadway solicitors will draft the divorce proceedings and represent your interests through to the dissolution of the marriage.
In order to obtain a divorce you need to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and one of the following five facts will need to be established:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Two years separation with consent
- Five years separation
If you seek a legal separation rather than a divorce the same facts apply as above although you do not need to prove that the marriage has completely broken down.
Our solicitors will take time to advise you as to the best way forward depending on your personal circumstances and keep you informed through the stages of proceedings.
If you seek an annulment of your marriage the declaration sought from the court is that your marriage is null and void, ie, it is as if the marriage never happened. It may be that your marriage is void or voidable and proceedings will need to be issued accordingly
Dissolution of a Civil Partnership
If you are in a civil partnership and wish to end this, an application to court needs to be made for the dissolution of a civil partnership. The procedure is similar to that of divorce and providing the proceedings are not defended, they can mainly be conducted by post. A fixed fee can be charged for acting on your behalf in these proceedings if they are undefended.