Congleton Family Solicitors
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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors

Poole Alcock is one of the UK’s leading divorce and family law firms. We have offices in Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Nantwich, Wilmslow, Sandbach, Alsager, Manchester And Birmingham and we can offer a safe and contactless virtual service throughout England and Wales. Contact us today for your 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 Alsager, Birmingham, Chester, Congleton, Sandbach, Manchester, Nantwich, Crewe 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 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.

We can offer a 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

I can’t thank you enough. It has been hard. Not sure I would have stayed as sane as I am if it weren’t for your help and advice! Thank you so much.

K S – Family Client

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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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Thank you so much for your kind and caring approach and for your complete dedication.

M, Cheshire

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Please allow me to extend my thanks for your expertise, support and advice in what has been an extremely difficult and stressful situation

S G – Family Client

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Well thank you for everything Helen you have been amazing , and will always recommend you to others.

Miss S, Cheshire

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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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If you have a question about family law or would like to speak to our team, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 0800 389 7093.

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