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Divorce and Separation Lawyer Bradford


Divorce and separation is always a very difficult time for a family. The team at Family Law Bradford have years of experience in handling divorce and separation cases. We understand how difficult a time this can be for a family and are there to guide you through every step of the process. We handle each situation sympathetically and confidentially and can help you put your mind at rest and work out your options about the best next steps.

We do all we can to help separating couples and families resolve their conflicts in as amicable a manner as possible. Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help.

Steps to getting divorced

You must have been married for at least one year before you can get a divorce.

The first step is to apply to the court to file for divorce. You must explain the reason why you want the marriage to end.

If the divorce is undefended by the other spouse, the court will grant a decree nisi.

Six weeks after the granting of a decree nisi you can apply to the court for a decree absolute. A decree absolute will legally end the marriage.

Grounds for divorce

When you apply for divorce, you must give a reason for why the marriage has broken down. You must give one of the following reasons:

  • You have lived apart for more than two years
  • You have lived apart for more than five years
  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Unreasonable behavior

How we can help

When a couple separate or a marriage breaks down, there are many important matters that need to be quickly sorted out. There may be immediate issues such as who will continue to live in the house you shared together and how the bills will be paid. You will then have to think about longer term matters such whether the house you shared will have to be sold and what the living and caring arrangements will be for your children.

There are likely to be many financial matters to resolve such as any joint savings or pensions. There may be maintenance payments to agree on. 

Separation agreements

A separation agreement is a document which sets out the terms of the divorcing or separating couples’ separation. The agreements within the document will vary depending on the couple’s situation but common terms are an agreement on child maintenance, child living arrangements and financial matters such as who will continue to live in the family home. 

Some couples will come to an informal agreement between themselves but many couples find that it is best to have a formal agreement drawn up by an experienced family lawyer.

Contact Divorce Lawyers Bradford 

You do not have to face all of this alone. Our team are supportive, treat every enquiry with confidentiality and take pride in helping families come to as amicable a resolution as possible. 

Contact our family lawyers today to discuss your situation and find out what options you have.

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