There are lots of decisions to be made upon divorce and QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke can assist you every step of the way. Our approachable legal advisors Hannah and Henna can give advice on many points including;
- Whether you should make a claim for costs;
- What sort of behaviour constitutes unreasonable behaviour;
- How to serve the petition on someone when you do not know where they are.
Grounds for Divorce
Divorce proceedings can only be issued if the petitioner believes that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Once the petitioner has decided that this is the situation then there are five options for them to choose from in order to evidence the South East Divorce centre at Berry St Edmonds county court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Two years separation with the consent of the other party
- Five years separation
It is not possible to start divorce proceedings within the first year of marriage, however, if you need to consider a separation at this stage please do contact us at either our Brighton or Southwick office because we can still advise you on the best course of action in the meantime.
Please to be aware that just getting a decree absolute within divorce proceedings does not prevent an ex-spouse from making financial claims against you or your estate in the future. Where there are financial issues to be resolved it is strongly recommended that you take legal advice before you finalise the divorce proceedings.
Our aim at Howlett Clarke is to give clear, approachable advice so that our clients are aware of all the options open to them whenever they have to make a decision.
You may also need advice with regard to issues arising from the divorce proceedings; most often about your children or financial matters. Howlett Clarke can help you with these concerns.
Please get in touch via telephone at 01273 838 756 or at firstname.lastname@example.org