Divorce Solicitors in Luton
According to The Office of National Statistics, it is estimated that at least 2 in 5 marriages end in divorce. We appreciate that even though some relationships must come to an end, separating can still be emotionally and financially stressful. Which is why our expert divorce lawyers are here to take those stresses out of the equation by helping, advising and supporting you through the entire process.
If you seek legal advice in the early stages, this may help avoid costly court proceedings by resolving matters quickly and minimalising hassle and conflict.
Typically there are two types of divorce: “contested” and “uncontested.” Which one you or your spouse choose will determine the legal costs and time it takes to finalise the divorce.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is where both parties agree on all terms of the divorce, including but not limited to child custody and support, and the division of marital property and debt.
What is a Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce is where the spouses can not come to an agreement with the terms of the divorce. Whether it’s one issue or all, if a spouse disagrees with anything, then the divorce will be considered as “contested.” This may result in both parties attending court, where a judge will make the determinations for them.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, or no matter how complex the circumstances may seem, our specialist divorce solicitors are ready to guide you through the process to offer expert legal advice to achieve the best outcome for you.
What can we offer you?
To help you gain more understanding of the process so you can make the right decisions for you and your family, we provide a free initial consultation with our expert divorce solicitors. Every situation is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your exact needs. To book your free consultation, call us on 01582 343453 or email email@example.com.
Here you will find our frequently asked questions regarding divorce. If you still have any other queries, please feel free to call 01582 343453, and we will put you through to one of our Family Law Solicitors.
How much do divorce solicitors cost?
The cost of a divorce lawyer will vary depending on where you go and usually based on a case by case basis. Some divorce solicitors charge by the hour whilst others work from a fixed fee.
However, if a divorce is uncontested, and you both agree to it, then the cost of divorce will be much lower. A contested divorce will take more time and requires you to attend court, upping the court centre fees and other legal costs.
At Greystone Solicitors, we offer a free initial consultation to all our Family Law clients. Once the meeting has taken place, our family law lawyers will be able to give you an estimate of the price for your case.
Who pays solicitors fees in a divorce?
If you are the person applying for the divorce, you are the petitioner. You will be responsible for paying the court fees, and your own solicitor’s fees. The other spouse a.k.a the respondent, will not have to pay the court expenses but will have to pay for their own solicitor’s fees which are usually less costly for respondents. However, it may be possible for one spouse to recover their legal expenses from the other in some circumstances.
How long does it take to get a divorce in the UK?
If your divorce is uncontested and you both agree on the matters involved, then the process is much more straightforward and usually takes 4 to 6 months to be legally finalised.
However, if the divorce is contested, it may take additional time to process and finalise. This is due to the court hearings you will need to attend to sort out issues that could relate to children, property, or money.
How long do you have to wait to get a divorce in the UK?
The time of when you can apply will depend on if your divorce is contested or uncontested. If your divorce is uncontested and both partners involved agree to it, then you can apply for a divorce after two years since you seperated.
If the divorce is contested, you will need to be separated for at least 5 years before one of you can put in an application for divorce.