Family solicitors for easier divorce proceedings

Family solicitors for easier divorce proceedings

It is common knowledge that a divorce is a difficult and complicated situation to find yourself in at any point in your life. Whether you have been married for a couple of years, or you have been married for the majority of your adult life, you may be facing problems in your marriage. If you have come to the realisation that there is no chance of salvaging your relationship any longer, then it is important that you contact family solicitors Portsmouth as soon as possible rather than make yourself more unhappy or complicate the situation further.

A divorce is complex enough as it is, especially when there are young children involved. With the help of family solicitors you can ease the situation for yourself and your loved ones. This allows you to delegate your case to fully professional hands, so that you can spend more time on the things that matter most in these testing situations. Not only can divorce have a significant mental impact on you and your loved ones, but it can be lengthy and expensive. Therefore it is important that you focus on your family and career, and that solicitors are involved from the outset to ensure the process is carried out swiftly and smoothly, preventing any unnecessary delays or complications.

Divorce law in the UK

The law surrounding divorce in the UK has been in place for many decades now and it is looking to change in the near future. Currently there are still five possible grounds for obtaining a divorce. The first is adultery where your spouse has been guilty of sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex. This can pose many problems especially for same-sex couples. Not only is it one of the most difficult situations you may find yourself in, but to make matters more complicated, to be able to obtain a divorce as a result of adultery you will need to be able to show evidence to the court. Evidence can be difficult to obtain, especially if the allegation is denied by your partner, therefore it is highly important that you have legal representation and assistance from solicitors from the very beginning. They will be able to help you put together the necessary evidence, ensuring that it is valid and correct. In the absence of evidence they will help you put together a case for the second ground for divorce which is unreasonable behaviour. Unreasonable behaviour is much easier to prove as it is dependent on the feelings and emotions of the petitioner for the divorce, and your family solicitors will help you explain to the court why you are no longer able to live with your partner.

The third reason for obtaining a divorce is desertion. In this case you need to be able to show evidence that your partner has abandoned you without your consent for at least two years. The fourth and fifth reasons for divorce can be that you and your partner have been living separately for at least two years if you both agree to the divorce, or that you have been living separately for five years if the respondent is defending the case. Find a specialist family solicitor today and with their help you can achieve the best possible outcome for yourself and your loved ones very soon.