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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors

With offices throughout the country, Poole Alcock is one of the UK’s leading divorce and family law firms. Contact us today for your free consultation - this can take place at one of our local offices or, if you prefer, over the phone or via an online video/Zoom call.

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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 free 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 Alsager, Birmingham, Chester, Congleton, London,  Manchester, Nantwich, Northwich, Crewe, Sandbach and Wilmslow.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your options, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 01270 625478

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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.

We can offer a free consultation to discuss your reasons for divorce and offer fixed fees so we can continue to process your request. 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

Thank you Richard for all your help and support during a difficult time.

R P – Family Client

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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 to represent Cheshire Police officers and so I was confident that he would be in good hands. The feedback from my friend was excellent and he could not speak highly enough of Jane’s advice and assistance throughout the whole process. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending Jane and Poole Alcock again in the future.

HR

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I visited Jane recently at the new offices in Congleton. The offices are beautiful and very well situated. Jane Jacques is a credit to her profession – extremely knowledgeable and incredibly professional. Jane took the time to fully explain the next steps and how the overall process would work. I left feeling very secure in the information I had received and extremely well supported by Jane herself.

I would highly recommend Jane and Poole Alcock. Thank you for all your help and support

HM

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My sincere thanks to Lisa Ball who recently acted on my behalf in relation to child care arrangements. This was a very complex case involving the care and support for my disabled son and myself as the primary carer for my child.

Lisa was extremely supportive and professional and I trusted her implicitly. After a fraught 7 years of difficulties Lisa, in my opinion, was the only person who understood the situation and resolved the issues which were present.

Her professionalism and negotiation skills with the other parties was outstanding and she took the lead when needed and appropriately.

My son and I are now able to move forward knowing we are protected and free to experience the peace and happiness we deserve.

Thank you so much Lisa for all that you did for us.

SB

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I would like to personally thank Nicola for the support, guidance and her professionalism during what was the most difficult time I have experienced.

LJ – Family Client

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I cannot recommend Jane Jacques highly enough. I expected my divorce to be a very difficult and tough experience but it was surprisingly seamless and stress free thanks to Jane.

She was friendly, approachable and efficient and she communicated with me at all times. I would like to thank Jane and Poole Alcock for their excellent customer service.

AL

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What Our Clients Say

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If you have a question about family law or divorce of if you would like to speak to our team, please complete the contact form below or call us for free. No matter where you live in England or Wales, consultations can take place in one of our local offices or, if you prefer, over the phone or via an online video/Zoom call. The consultation can be arranged at a time and date that is convenient for you and we always endeavour to work with the utmost sensitivity with regards to your personal circumstances.

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