Divorce Separation Lawyer

Divorce Solicitors in Manchester

The breakdown of a marriage is likely to be the most stressful and traumatic event of anyone’s life.  In addition to having to deal with the conflicting emotions connected to the breakdown of the relationship itself, there will inevitably be worries about finances, the distribution of the family assets, and most importantly of all, the children. On top of all this, there are divorce proceedings to contend with, and this can be a huge emotional strain.

 Our divorce and separation solicitors extend the immense support and help to provide reliable and valuable legal advice for your separation, divorce, or dissolution.

Grounds for Divorce

Five situations legally constitute the grounds for divorce. These are 

  • Desertion
  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behavior
  • 2 years separation with consent
  • 5 years separation without consent 


The person instigating the divorce proceedings has to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably based on these five facts.


Role of Divorce Solicitors in Contested or Uncontested Divorce Proceeding

If both parties are in agreement that the best thing to do in their current situation is to divorce, then this is known as an ‘uncontested’ divorce. In such a case, the divorce proceedings can be relatively straightforward, and can often take place without the need for a solicitor.

 However, if the situation gets disputed, the divorce will be referred to as ‘contested’ with the proceedings can be extremely lengthy with an inevitable increase of stress involved. In such situations, the use of a divorce solicitor is obligatory.



If there are children, their welfare will be given more priority by the judge.

 Distribution of Assets

If both parties can agree on how the family assets get distributed, then your divorce solicitor can prepare a document known as a Consent Order to be submitted to the judge for approval. Both parties, as well as the solicitor, should sign the Consent Order, and when approved, it constitutes an absolute agreement between the spouses. It means that neither spouse can make any further demands upon the other. If such an agreement does not exist, then one party can make additional demands on the other – an even year after the divorce is granted.


The role of a divorce lawyer

Besides providing legal aid for divorce that is necessary the divorce proceedings, your divorce solicitor should be a good listener with a sympathetic approach. 

 The Family Law experts at R&A Solicitors appreciate the importance of this and make great efforts to understand you and your situation, and to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We will ensure to help with the best possible outcome to support you and assist with the right solution for everyone involved.

 Our divorce separation lawyers will guide you through the entire procedure of divorce in clear and simple terms without using legal jargon for your better understanding. We make sure to help you make the decisions that will have a positive impact on you and your family members.

R & A Solicitors

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