No Fault Divorce in Hastings

There’s no doubting that getting a divorce is a challenging time. Emotions are often heightened, which can lead to arguments between divorcing couples, particularly surrounding finances and living arrangements for any children.

Our no fault divorce solicitors in Hastings can help to make the divorce process as stress-free and straightforward as possible, allowing you to move on with life and focus on the next chapter. We can provide advice and guidance on matters including:

  • Drafting and applying for a no fault divorce
  • Responding to no fault divorce proceedings
  • Divorce financial settlements
  • Child care arrangements

At Heringtons, we believe in a non-contentious approach to divorce matters as this can help to save time and money and protect amicability between divorcing couples, especially if they have children together.

For the majority of divorce cases, those involved will not need to step inside a courtroom. Our solicitors always encourage our clients to seek non-contentious resolutions for financial settlements and child arrangements should disagreements arise between divorcing couples. This could either be through private negotiation or family mediation.

Even where getting guidance from a judge is more appropriate, you can be confident in our ability to provide top-quality representation, with our priority to get the outcome you desire.

When you instruct our family lawyers, you can trust us to:

  • Explain all your options in plain, easy-to-understand English – so you can make the best decisions for you.
  • Be there for you when you need support – all you need to do is pick up the phone or drop a direct email to your personal family lawyer.
  • Be upfront and honest about our costs – a detailed quote and certainty about our fees from start to finish. Contact us for advice about our family law fees.

Get in touch with our friendly, experienced family law solicitors in Hastings

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Our no fault divorce services in Hastings

Drafting and applying for a no fault divorce

While divorce has been made easier to apply for since the amendment to the law under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, there are still many documents that need to be properly filled out during the process. It is wise to seek legal guidance from a solicitor to avoid mistakes which could potentially delay the process.

Our solicitors in Hastings have in-depth knowledge of the divorce process and strive to provide clients with a friendly and bespoke service each step of the way.

Responding to no fault divorce proceedings

Where divorce proceedings are initiated as a sole application rather than a joint application, the other spouse, known as the respondent, will be required to acknowledge the application for divorce. The respondent will be required to submit an ‘acknowledgement of service’ form to the court to do this.

Our divorce solicitors in Hastings have considerable experience assisting in straightforward matters, as simple as supporting clients with filling and returning the acknowledgement of service form. Having the support of a solicitor provides reassurance and helps to prevent any delays in the process.

Divorce financial settlements

In any aspect of life, finances are a big concern, and when you are getting a divorce, things are no different. A divorce can become heated when there are disagreements over finances and how they will be split between you and your ex-spouse. This is especially where there are concerns over more valuable assets such as pensions and property. To aid the process, getting financial settlement legal guidance from a solicitor is advised.

Divorce financial settlements don’t need to be contentious, and our team aim to navigate clients towards a more collaborative approach when considering how their finances will be divided. We have considerable skills and experience in out-of-court approaches, such as Mediation and Arbitration. However, should court be necessary, we will present your case with determination, and we have an impressive success rate.

Our financial settlement solicitors in Hastings can provide specialist expertise on what can happen to your matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets and liabilities, including:

  • Property – both owned prior to and during the marriage
  • Pensions
  • Savings
  • Investments
  • Inheritances received during the marriage and those expected in the future
  • Investment property
  • Second or holiday homes
  • Business assets
  • Income (whether one spouse will be required to pay maintenance to the other)
  • Debts (credit cards, loans, overdrafts)

Find out more about our divorce and finances services in Hastings.

Child care arrangements

Separating from your partner when you have children together, no matter their age, can be a sensitive time, with worries about what the future holds moving forward.

Parents often have strong opinions on how they want the next steps following a divorce to pan out, with different opinions on where children should live primarily, the time they should spend with the other parent and other aspects such as how they should be raised and where they should go to school for example.

Our family law solicitors in Hastings can assist in drafting a child arrangement agreement and negotiating the terms of the agreement with the other parent. We strive to do this outside of course through negotiation and mediation. If you are unable to reach an agreement, it may be necessary to apply to court. Our solicitors can support you with court preparations as well as provide specialist representation.

Our child arrangement solicitors in Hastings can advise and guide on matters such as:

  • Child Arrangements Order
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Rights of grandparents and step-parents

Find out more about our arrangements for children services in Hastings.

Get in touch with our friendly, experienced family law solicitors in Hastings

For advice about resolving your family law issues, contact our solicitors in Hastings.

Or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch shortly.

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