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, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow.
For an initial consultation about divorce with one of our solicitors call Poole Alcock lawyers on 0800 389 7093 of contact us online by completing our divorce enquiry form.
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.
Once the petition is completed, your solicitor will send this to the court, who will stamp it.
The court will then pass the signed petition on to your spouse.
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.
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.Arrange A Consultation
Our solicitors are all members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce and separation.
We are accredited by the Law Society and have members on the Advanced Family Panel of Solicitors.
Richard Barratt – the head of the Divorce and Family Team – is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. What does this mean?
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