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Divorce & Relationship Breakdown Solicitors
At Johnson Astills, we understand the personal turmoil you may experience when your relationship ends. Whether you are dealing with the end of a marriage, civil partnership or cohabiting relationship, our family lawyers can offer the friendly, sensitive, and practical support you need to navigate through this difficult time, ensuring stress is kept to a minimum, and potential problems are sidestepped.
Our divorce and separation experts can assist you in reaching agreements which are in the best interests of your children, help you to agree on the best way to separate your finances and guide you through the process of obtaining a divorce or separation under the new 2022 divorce law .
We have extensive experience with how the legal process of ending your relationship can have a major impact on all life aspects, especially emotionally and financially, on all members of your family. As such, we make sure our approach is designed to minimise any negative fallout, while ensuring the terms of your separation are right for you.
At Johnson Astills, our team of solicitors for divorce will provide powerful advocacy to fight your corner if your separation is acrimonious or for a divorce with less drama, we can explore alternatives such as collaborative law or mediation.
We offer a range of pricing options, including providing some of our divorce services on a fixed fee basis. We can advise you on the best approach to help you manage your budget while getting all the advice you need for your circumstances.
To find out more, you can book a fixed fee consultation and discover whether Johnson Astills is the right team of divorce solicitors for you.
Johnson Astills is also home to a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited property law team that can assist with any issues involving your home and other property as a result of divorce and separation.
Our divorce & separation expertise
We can support you with all of the legal issues involved in divorce and relationship breakdown, helping you to make a clean break and move on as quickly as possible.
With the new UK divorce law having come into effect on the 6th of April 2022, there are many new terms that divorcing couples need to be made aware of when applying for a divorce. While no fault divorce in the UK now makes obtaining a divorce far simpler than the previous divorce law, it’s remains as crucial as ever to appoint a solicitor who is knowledgeable and experienced in the legislation change.
Our divorce lawyers can guide you through the entire legal process of ending your marriage, helping proceedings to go ahead as swiftly, smoothly and cost-effectively as possible. This includes helping you to prepare and submit a divorce application (this can now be done as a joint application). Our solicitors will ensure the sole divorce ground of ‘irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is included and can assist with responding to divorce proceedings initiated by your spouse.
Civil partnership dissolution has changed under the new divorce law in 2022, meaning that obtaining a civil partnership dissolution has never been easier.
Our no fault civil partnership dissolution solicitors can advise you on all of the issues related to civil partnership dissolution, helping you to end your relationship amicably wherever possible or representing you in court where required.
Our divorce lawyers can help you reach a financial settlement that works for you, whether through voluntary agreement with your ex-partner or through court action where necessary. We can ensure all relevant assets are considered, including your home, other property, savings and investments, as well as pension entitlements and any other relevant financial benefits.
Arrangements for children
At Johnson Asstils, we understand how contentious making arrangements for children following divorce or separation can be.
Our team of family law solicitors have the friendly, collaborative approach needed to keep things amicable wherever possible, helping you to protect your children’s wellbeing while ensuring your rights as a parent are protected.
We have particular experience with international divorce, including where your marriage took place abroad or where one partner now lives abroad. We can also advise you on issues such as taking your children abroad following divorce and dealing with child abduction issues.
Fixed fee divorce in Leicestershire
At Johnson Astills, many of our divorce services can be offered on a fixed fee basis, particularly where matters are straightforward to assist with. Fixed fees provide complete certainty over the cost from the outset.
Where your divorce matters are more challenging, require a higher level of expertise and ongoing support, we tend to offer our services on the traditional hourly rate, i.e. on time spent basis.
We try to be as flexible as possible with our fees and will always look at and discuss the options with you that are most appropriate and affordable. We will also look to give you the best possible estimate of costs we can , once we have clarity about what your case may entail .
To find out more about our divorce fees, please get in touch.