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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Birmingham

When it comes to divorce and family law, you’re likely to have a lot of legal questions. Our highly experienced solicitors can answer your questions – contact us now for a free consultation.
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Divorce & Family Solicitors

We are a leading team of Divorce and Family Solicitors with our specialist divorce solicitors providing expert advice about divorce and separation.

Our local team of leading family lawyers are both highly regarded and consistently recommended by clients. Meet the team here.

We can offer an initial consultation with one of our divorce lawyers and we can provide you with a fixed price for the divorce. Poole Alcock divorce and family lawyers have offices in Birmingham, Manchester, Chester, Alsager, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your divorce or family law queries, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 0800 389 7093

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What is the process to getting a divorce?

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The first step is to file your notice for divorce and complete a petition, a legal document which outlines your personal details and your grounds for divorce.

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Once the petition is completed, your solicitor will send this to the court, who will stamp it.

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The court will then pass the signed petition on to your spouse.

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How long does it take to get a divorce?

The time it takes to get a divorce is dependant on the co-operation of your spouse and how efficient they are to acknowledge and proceed with the proposed arrangements.

Within seven days of receiving the petition, your spouse must either accept or contest. If they contest, you have to wait 29 days from the day your spouse received the petition for their answer or defence. Poole Alcock divorce and family solicitors will guide and work with you through this process to resolve any reasons for defence.

Once your spouse has acknowledged and agreed with their copy of the petition, the court will review and agree your terms of divorce within two months of receiving your application. A Decree Nisi formally marks the court’s approval of your grounds for divorce.

The court will review your divorce file and your grounds for divorce, considering the arrangements for your children are in their best interests.

Once your decree nisi is granted, in six weeks time and one day after, you can apply for a decree absolute. However, if you are the respondent, you will not be able to apply for this until four and a half months has passed after the approval of your Decree Nisi.

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How much does a divorce cost?

In England and Wales, it currently costs £550 to pay the court. Poole Alcock solicitors also offer fixed fees, which we can discuss during the initial consultation.

We can offer a consultation to discuss your reasons for divorce and offer fixed fees so you can be confident that your legal bill won’t unexpectedly increase as things progress. Throughout the entire process, our professional divorce and family law solicitors will support and represent you with our expert advice to achieve the very best outcome.

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Our skilled Family Lawyers

  • Resolution Members

    Our solicitors are all members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce and separation.

  • Accredited Team

    We are accredited by the Law Society and have members on the Advanced Family Panel of Solicitors.

  • Collaborative Lawyer

    Richard Barratt – the head of the Divorce and Family Team – is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer.

    What does this mean? Well, under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.

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Thank you very much for all your help over the last 12 months or more, I have appreciated it very much.

Mrs CW

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My thanks to Richard, he was brilliant and I will be using him and his team to steer me through this process.

MP

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Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your work  with my daughter on this case.

Your professionalism and dignity has been noted and you have the patience of a saint when dealing with the other party involved.

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Mrs A W

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I recommended a friend of mine to use Jane Jacques at Poole Alcock as his family solicitor as I found her to be highly professional and experienced. I was also aware that Jane is appointed by the Cheshire Police Federation ...read more

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all your help and support, and providing such an excellent service. You made such an emotive experience more bareable.

As you dealt with all the paperwork required for court, ...read more

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Whilst being a client at Poole Alcock Solicitors Helen Stoller and Chloe Burgis, who work within the family department, have been a massive help and made me feel reassured through my difficult time and were always happy to help me. I would highly recommend ...read more

Ms CW

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If you would like a free consultation to discuss your divorce or family law queries, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 0800 389 7093.

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