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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in Bristol

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.
Our local Bristol office is open or, if you prefer, the consultation can take place over the phone or via Zoom/video call.

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Divorce & Family Solicitors In Bristol

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 across the country.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your divorce or family law queries, please complete the contact form below or call us on 01172 447 391.

 

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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 £593 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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Testimonials

I have engaged with Poole Alcock solicitors over a period of time and have found the level of service, professionalism and specifically legal knowledge to be of the highest standards. The attention to detail, amicability and personal level of service one receives is outstanding. I would highly recommend the services of Nicola Deakin specifically. Nicola is a consummate professional of the highest calibre and on a personal note, a marvellous individual to work with and to have supporting you. I could not praise Nicola enough for the quality of service that has been provided. I will be engaging with Poole Alcock without hesitation for all my future legal requirements.

S Orton

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Thanks again for all your help and guidance over the last few months

PF

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I would to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and help throughout this process. It’s been a tough 18 months.

Thank you so much.

C M – Family Client

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Thank you so much Helen.

Honestly from the bottom of my heart I can’t thank you enough for you help and support over the last 18months – 2 years! I wouldn’t be where I am now without your help and support, even when I didn’t make right decisions you were still there to help me and never judged me.

You are an an absolute credit to Poole Alcock and I am very lucky to have had the pleasure of you representing me and my girls!

Mrs T, Cheshire

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I would highly recommend Poole Alcock Solicitors and their very friendly staff. From the very first meeting I was made to feel at ease, with patience and understanding at a very emotional and tricky time. Throughout the process, everything was explained at each stage and there was always a transparency to costs. Always conducted with a kind, caring, yet professional manner and went above and beyond to help when I needed it the most.  Brilliant service, “thank god for Helen Stoller!”

MW, Cheshire

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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 using their services as they are very professional and friendly.

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 on 01172 447 391.

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