Divorce Lawyers Manchester – Bury & Prestwich
If your relationship has broken down and you are considering divorce, this will undoubtedly be an emotional, stressful and confusing time for you and your loved ones. At Aubrey Isaacson, we are here to guide and support you through the legal and practical steps required to bring a relationship to an end. We aim to reach the most favourable outcome for your family, in the quickest and most stress-free way possible.
We have over 30 years experience advising clients on financial settlements following relationship breakdowns, always striving to achieve the best possible outcome at a difficult and stressful time.
Grounds for Divorce in England and Wales
You must be married for at least 12 months before you can get a divorce. There is only one ground for divorce in England and Wales: that the marriage has "irretrievably broken down". Your marriage will be considered to have irretrievably broken down if one of the following circumstances has occurred:
- your spouse has committed adultery, and you now find it intolerable to live with them;
- your spouse has behaved in such a way that makes it unreasonable for you to live with them;
- you have been separated for two years, and your spouse consents to the divorce;
- you have been separated for five years (note the consent of your spouse is not required in these circumstances); or
- your spouse has left you for a period of at least two years (known as desertion).
The Divorce Process in the UK
You must state the ground on which you are applying for divorce in your divorce petition form. The petition form must also include your name and contact details, and those of your spouse, and a copy of your marriage certificate. Once complete, you should send the paperwork to your local divorce centre.
Your husband or wife will be notified that divorce proceedings have been initiated. They must respond to the notice within eight days, either agreeing or disagreeing with the petition. In the majority of cases, the petition will proceed on an agreed basis.
At Aubrey Isaacson, we will explain to you the legal practicalities involved in applying for a divorce and ensure each step is carried out correctly and without delay. We will also describe the options open to you if your spouse disagrees with the divorce petition or starts divorce proceedings against you.
Contact our Divorce Lawyers in Manchester – Bury & Prestwich
At Aubrey Isaacson, we regularly support families during relationship breakdowns. We work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, including mid to high net worth individuals.
We understand these are challenging times and that is why our approach is both sensitive and professional, helping you to get a stress-free and successful resolution to your case. We will listen to your concerns and wishes carefully to provide advice that is the most appropriate for your circumstances, and which gives you confidence in your future. We will make sure you understand all the options open to you and what they will mean for you and your family.
We can advise you on all matters relating to divorce, legal separation and ending a civil partnership, financial and property arrangements, issues affecting your children. To discuss your family law matter and for practical advice, fill in our contact form or call 0161 959 5000 (Head Office, Prestwich), 0161 959 6000 (Whitefield Office) or 0161 959 5050 (Sunny Bank Office, Bury).