The divorce procedure

Family Law Solicitors in Salisbury & Chippenham

Every relationship is different and every divorce will have its own issues and complexities. At what can be a very difficult time in your life, we will do our best to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible for you.

The basic structure for the divorce process is set out here.  Getting a decree absolute can be relatively simple however you will need to undertake a separate process to make arrangements for your finances, property and children. These processes take place simultaneously. You can read more about the divorce process here: A guide to the divorce procedure and about finances on divorce here.

The whole procedure can take between 6 to 12 months from start to finish and even longer if there are complex financial matters to resolve or either spouse is unwilling to co-operate

Paying for your divorce

One of the most common questions we are asked by clients is: “How much does a divorce cost?”

The cost of applying for divorce/dissolution, in terms of the court fee, is £550 (correct at the time of writing).  If you, or your spouse, decide to instruct a lawyer to deal with the divorce proceedings for you, the legal costs will depend on how straightforward the proceedings are likely to be and how co-operative the parties are during the process.  It is reaching a settlement of any financial and children issues that takes more time and money to resolve, especially if things are not amicable and the financial set-up is complex.

For more information about your case and specific costs, please contact Lin Cumberlin

You can find information about Batt Broadbent’s family law funding options here.

Lin Cumberlin
Chartered Legal Executive
Alix Austen
Legal Assistant

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01722 411 141

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01249 472 444