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Whether you are looking to initiate a divorce or respond to a petition filed by your husband or wife, a qualified South West England family and divorce solicitor is an essential professional advisor in helping to safeguard your interests and assets. A lawyer will make sure that the divorce process is taken care of as proficiently as they can, especially if there are any minors involved. Solictors legal fees will typically range from approximately £200 up to around £295 per hour, perhaps more in high net worth cases. A few South West England lawyers will advise on a fixed fee basis. You are advised to get a comparison of South West England and UK firms legal fees as you can - click Compare South West England solicitor fees here

Petitioning for divorce

The courts will only process a divorce application where one of 5 facts exist which include; desertion exceeding 2 years.

To get more in depth advice on the divorce process with a South West England family lawyer, see A guide to getting a divorce.

What to do next if you have been named as the respondent in the divorce petition?

The "respondent", the person who has been sent a petition for divorce or separation, should arrange their own legal representation. An divorce-expert lawyer can answer any questions regarding the contents of the petition, and will help the respondent to draft a response.

Receiving a draft petition

It is recommended that a respondent is sent a "draft" version of a divorce petition first. The draft version can then be discussed and agreed by both parties before a final version is filed with the Court. A draft version is not a legal requirement, however, reaching an agreement at this early stage can speed up the overall 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 form notifies the Court that you have received the petition and agree with its contents. You can opt to defend the case or ask for the petition to be corrected, if you do not agree with the reasons given for the divorce. Your legal representative will assist with the filing of a formal response if necessary.

Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes you can.

Does it matter who starts the divorce process ?

No, this has no bearing on the process.

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.

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    Distance: 3.45 miles

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

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    Distance: 3.85 miles

    26 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PS

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    Distance: 6.95 miles

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

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    Distance: 6.97 miles

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

    1162 426 036

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  • Alsters Kelley LLP

    Distance: 11.45 miles

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

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    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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    Distance: 13.88 miles

    Old Church Rd, Coventry CV6 7BY, UK

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    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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