Many people do not know that there are alternative ways to end a marriage. Usually, when a relationship breaks down people need to take the hard road and this can end up creating a messy situation that can cause a lot of stress and emotion for all who are affected.
It is never an easy time in a person’s life if they are considering divorce. There are always a lot of questions, especially if there are children involved and divorce solicitors in London are always happy to answer these questions where they can.
By making sure that you are well informed about your options regarding a separation, it is important to seek legal advice so that you can have a legally trained professional mind there to ensure your safety and security.
Whether you need advice concerning the need for a separation, or financial issues, information about father’s rights or if you are interested in drawing up a prenuptial, your divorce solicitor in London is here to provide you with the information and support that you need.
What other options are there besides divorce?
It may be possible to have a marriage annulled rather than having a divorce. A marriage can be declared to be void or able to be voided for a great number of reasons. We are able to inform you as to whether an annulment is more appropriate for your case and can walk you through the entire process.
Our aim is to allow you to end a relationship amicably and so that both parties can resolve their issues and move on with their lives. We understand that this can be an extremely stressful time in any person’s life so aim to make proceedings go as quickly as possible so that there is time for you to emotionally process the situation.
How can I have an annulment?
If you or your partner were already married or in a civil partnership at the time of the marriage, if you are closely related or under 16 years of age, the marriage is deemed to be void.
Marriage is declared voidable if it has never been consummated, you or your partner never consented to the marriage, or you or your partner had a sexually transmitted disease or was pregnant by another man at the time of the marriage.
We can further advise you as to whether you can begin proceedings to void a marriage upon further consultation with you, after we have initially discussed the details of your case and have an understanding of your situation.
Annulment proceedings are similar to those of a divorce and we can support you through each stage, giving you information and advice where is needed so that you can feel in control and understand what is happening.
We specialise in financial settlements following the breakdown of any relationship and make it our aim to allow you to gain the best possible financial settlement for you. After an annulment has been finalised should there be any property or assets that need to be divided, we are available to assist you in these matters.