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Whether you are aiming to apply to the courts for a divorce petition or respond to a petition filed by your husband or wife, a suitably qualified North East England divorce lawyer can be an essential legal advisor in securing your position. A lawyer can help ensure that your divorce is taken care of as conscientiously as it can be, especially if there are children or dependents involved. A solicitors legal fees normally run from about £160 up to as much as £300 (per hour), perhaps more in high net worth cases. On occasion North East England firms will assist on a fixed cost deal.

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Starting a divorce

The courts can only deal with an application for divorce where certain criteria exist, for example; infidelity.

For detailed details on how to begin a divorce with a North East England solicitor, read our useful guide.

What to do if you are named as the respondent in a petition for divorce?

You should take advice from a specialist lawyer in North East England as soon as possible. You can get a clearer understanding of your options, and of what happens next, by speaking to your solicitor. Ensuring that your interests are protected is another benefit of professional guidance.

Receiving a draft petition

The Resolution Code of Conduct recommends that a "draft" version is sent by the petitioner to the respondent first. The draft version can then be discussed and agreed by both parties before a final version is filed with the Court. Sending out a draft version is not a legal requirement, and the petitioner may skip this stage. Reaching an agreement at this stage, however, can streamline the whole process.

What is the respondent required to do?

The respondent will receive an Acknowledge of Service document to fill out and return to the Court. This document notifies the Court of the respondent's receipt and acceptance of the petition. If you do not agree with the reasons given for the divorce, you can opt to defend the case or ask for the petition to be corrected.

Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if one (or both) of us have assets overseas?

If an informal agreement cannot be reached, a UK Court decision can be very difficult to enforce in some countries, so the impact of this on foreign assets should be considered from the outset. Obtaining a divorce in another jurisdiction may be a more suitable choice.

How do I know how much maintenance to pay?

The parents' income and the number of children are some of the factors considered when calculating maintenance payments. The Child Maintenance Service offer an online calculator to work out these payments.

Should I move out of our home In the middle of the process can I still get back In ?

Yes you can.

  • Jackson West

    Distance: 3.45 miles

    Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV21 3SR, UK

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  • Kundert Solicitors LLP

    Distance: 3.85 miles

    26 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PS

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  • Headleys

    Distance: 6.95 miles

    39a Station Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4AP, England

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  • Rich and Carr Limited

    Distance: 6.97 miles

    10-10a Station Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4AP

    116 2426 036

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  • Alsters Kelley LLP

    Distance: 11.45 miles

    1b Daventry Street, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1PH

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  • Burnetts

    Distance: 13.49 miles

    29 Nithsdale Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9PD

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  • Wartnaby Hefford

    Distance: 13.68 miles

    44 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AH, England

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  • Lawson West Solicitors Limited

    Distance: 13.76 miles

    Millers House, Roman Way, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7PQ

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  • Kundert Solicitors LLP

    Distance: 13.88 miles

    Old Church Rd, Coventry CV6 7BY, UK

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  • Guildhall Solicitors

    Distance: 14.31 miles

    242 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4FP, England

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  • Alsters Kelley LLP

    Distance: 14.51 miles

    Coventry CV1 2NU, UK

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  • Lexton Law Solicitors Limited

    Distance: 14.51 miles

    428 Foleshill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 5JX, England

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  • AMD Solicitors Limited

    Distance: 14.58 miles

    Manor Terrace, Friars Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NU

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  • Mander Hadley Limited

    Distance: 14.61 miles

    1 The Quadrant, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2DW, England

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  • Band Hatton Button LLP

    Distance: 14.61 miles

    25 Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2EZ, England

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