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Separating the personal from the practical during divorce

Divorce Solicitor in London

Separating the personal from the practical can be one of the toughest tasks when you are getting a divorce. However, if you can do so, it helps to speed up the process and make it less difficult for those involved. Saracens Solicitors can help you do this when we are acting as your divorce solicitor in London. Once we have helped you through the legal procedures, you can get on with healing emotionally. We want to ensure that you get the resources and closure from your divorce that you need to do this.

Grounds for divorce

The reason why people separate are often complex. It may not feel to you like there is any one reason. It can be tempting to get bogged down in this when you are thinking about filing for divorce. Fortunately, the law provides set grounds for you to choose from so that you do not have to worry too much about defining the reason. These are:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Separated for two years (the other party must agree to this)
  • Separated for five years (the other party does not need to agree).

You may need to provide evidence to support your claim if the other party does not agree with your grounds. At Saracens Solicitors, we can help you choose the grounds that are most likely to be successful given your circumstances when acting as your divorce solicitor in London. We can also help you compile evidence, if necessary.

Making a statement

You can also choose to supply additional information on the filing form. If you do, it is best to keep it simple. There is no need to detail all the difficulties you have experienced, even if you feel that it justifies your petition. As long as the grounds are appropriate and supportable, you are likely to be able to successfully divorce without having to share any of the other details of your relationship.

Your ex-partner will see the divorce documents and can choose to agree or disagree with your claim. They are more likely to agree with something that is straightforward and clear. Saracens Solicitors can check your statement for you and offer advice when acting as your divorce solicitor in London.



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