Divorce & Separation

We are able to offer a fixed fee for a straightforward divorce.

Often marriages often do not work out and end up in divorce and separation. According to recent studies, over 42% of the marriage in the UK end up in divorce.

Ending a relationship can be difficult, and handling the legal ramifications of it can often be highly stressful. From a family lawyer, you want someone with a high level of experience and knowledge as well as a compassionate touch, who understands what you are going through. We can help you to follow the necessary steps to file for divorce including following the four steps of the process and any further legal proceedings. At your first meeting with us, the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship will be discussed and you will also be asked to provide details of the date of your separation, your family situation and your finances.

The Divorce Process:

There is only one ground for divorce which is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The person starting the divorce then needs to prove that the marriage has broken down by establishing one of five facts.

The 5 Facts:

  1.  Adultery
  2.  Unreasonable Behaviour
  3.  Desertion
  4.  2 years separation with consent
  5.  5 years separation

1) Adultery

Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with them. In most cases you prove adultery by your spouse admitting it.

You must prove that either through actual admission or through sufficient circumstantial evidence your spouse has had sexual intercourse with another person of the opposite sex and that you find it intolerable to live with your spouse.

2) Unreasonable Behaviour

Under this ground, you must show that the respondent or your partner has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.

This can include below:

  • Your spouse has been physically abusive towards you.
  • Your spouse has been verbally abusive towards you, such as insults or threats.
  • Drunkenness or drug-taking and when he or she is under the influence of alcohol he or she behaves in an unreasonable and aggressive manner.
  • Your spouse has failed to maintain you and the children properly.
  • Your spouse has formed an improper relationship with a woman/man whose identity is unknown.
  • Your Spouse has not maintained sexual or physical relations with you.

3) Desertion

Your husband or wife has deserted you for a continuous period of more than two years. This fact is not used very often.

4) 2 years separation with consent

You can issue divorce proceedings using this fact if you and your spouse have been living apart for at least two years. Both of you must agree.

5) 5 years separation without consent

You can issue divorce proceedings using this fact if you and your spouse have been living apart for more than 5 years. In this instance, your spouse need not consent to the divorce.

Even though are based in the city, we offer very competitive rates which are comparable to local high street firms. We operate an agile working environment which means that we can keep our overheads low and in turn pass these savings on to our valued clients.

Our fees are open, transparent and will be discussed with you in detail prior to you instructing us. In many cases we are able to offer a fixed fee so that you will know exactly what your legal costs will be in advance. Please do not hesitate to phone us to have a no obligation discussion about your requirements.

Why Choose Us?

At Atlas Law Solicitors, we are understanding and empathetic to our clients’ needs at this very difficult time and aim to help them get through the divorce process in a swift and straightforward manner.

With our vast experience, our team is able to treat every case according to your needs in a way which satisfies our clients.

  • Helping couples separate as amicably as possible
  • Avoid lengthy litigious battle
  • Treating every case according to its facts
  • Over 15 years’ experience
  • Cost-effective & time-efficient solutions

For more information or to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion over the phone about your circumstances, please make an enquiry or contact our family law team on 020 7993 8880 or email us on info@atlaslawsolicitors.com.

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