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Divorce
Divorce
Divorce

Divorce

Our specialist divorce solicitors, based in Macclesfield, are here to provide full guidance and professional advice on all divorce proceedings. Our specialist divorce solicitors can help you through this difficult time.

As experienced separation solicitors, we understand the complications and implications divorce and legal settlements can have on a family when a marriage has broken down. Our specialist family law knowledge, experience, advice and focus on client satisfaction makes us the leading choice for divorce settlements and legal representation in the Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel area.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors, we understand that separation is an extremely difficult time for a family – from issues regarding your children to dividing up assets, divorce settlements can be very distressing. Our dedicated and experienced team of specialist divorce solicitors understand how traumatic and complex family disputes can be. Our strong legal guidance, professional divorce advice and empathetic approach aims to minimise some of the emotional upheaval at what can be a very stressful time.

Getting a divorce or a legal separation is a difficult decision and deciding on the right divorce solicitor to contact can be tricky too. Thorneycroft Solicitors’ approach to dealing with divorce is on an amicable and conciliatory basis. Where the diplomatic approach proves unsuccessful, we will adopt a forceful strategy in order to ensure that our clients’ interests are properly represented.

The divorce process

As one of Macclesfield’s leading divorce solicitors, we have the expertise and resource to provide an objective perspective and deal with even the most complex divorce settlements and legal separations.

In order to get a UK divorce, it is a legal requirement that you have been married for more than one year. In England and Wales, where a marriage has broken down irretrievably, there are grounds for separation. Before filing a petition for the dissolution of a marriage, the spouses must have been married for at least 1 year. There are five factors to an irretrievable breakdown and it must be evidenced by at least one:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion for 2 years
  • Separation for 2 years with the consent of the other spouse to the divorce
  • Separation for 5 years

Either party is entitled, further to the commencement of formal divorce proceedings, to apply for financial provision whether by way of a maintenance order, a lump sum payment or an adjustment of their interest in property, pensions and other assets owned solely or jointly.

Thorneycroft specialist divorce solicitors

Thorneycroft specialist divorce solicitors offer expert help and advice on the legal and financial implications of a relationship breakdown. Each member of the team has the required skills to negotiate a financial settlement ensuring a positive outcome for you.

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