At Grayfords, we believe that knowledge is power for our clients. Our divorce lawyers in London have chosen the three most frequently asked questions by separating couples and have answered them as simply as possible for you.
How long will my divorce take?
The length of time is obviously dependent upon your individual circumstances, but an uncontested divorce can take up to four to five months. This process involves petitioning the divorce, receiving the Decree Nisi and then the Decree Absolute, which finalises the process.
A large portion of this time is due to the compulsory six week wait after receiving the Decree Nisi. The speed of a divorce process is also heavily dependent on not only the efficiency of you and your lawyer, but also your spouse and their legal representatives.
An uncontested divorce is the quickest and simplest way to separate from your partner. If a divorce is contested, however, this process can take much longer and will probably involve going to court.
How much will my divorce cost?
The cost of your divorce is entirely dependent on the hourly rate of your divorce lawyer in London and whether your divorce is contested or not. If you’re divorce is uncontested and you simply need a solicitor to help you with your paperwork and documents, then you can usually get a divorce for around £1000.
If your separation isn’t straightforward then you may need additional advice from your solicitor, mediation services or you may need to go to court. These situations all take more time and, therefore, cost more money.
Will I have to go to court?
All divorce petitions are sent to the family court to be reviewed by a judge, but you do not have to be present for this. If either you or your spouse are defending the divorce petition then your divorce is contested, and you will have to attend court.
There are many family law firms in London, but Grayfords is the leading firm for client care. The divorce solicitors at Grayfordstailor their work to your needs and will process your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible.
To apply or find out more about our firm, please visit our website: http://grayfords.co.uk/