Divorce Solicitors

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 At an emotionally stressful time, you need support and effective legal advice. We welcome you to book an initial appointment with us to discuss the early stages of the divorce process and how we can work together to achieve a successful outcome for both individuals.

In initial appointments with us we will discuss the stages of the divorce process and how our lawyers will work together to achieve a positive outcome for you, your ex partner and family.

Speak to our divorce solicitors in York & North Yorkshire

To discuss your divorce and how we can help you, please contact a Crombie Wilkinson office in York, Selby, Malton or Pickering.

Or you, if you prefer, you can use our quick enquiry form to ask a question or request a call back at a time to suit you.

Find out more about how we can help with your divorce:

  • Divorce financial settlements.
  • Applying to a Family Court for a Financial Order.
  • Property Rights.
  • financial settlements.
  • Child arrangement orders.

Being able to speak openly and honestly, our divorce solicitors in York, Malton, Selby and Pickering will give you the opportunity to ask any questions or concerns you may have during the process.

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce UK?

Prior to 6 April 2022, couples had to prove that the marriage had irretrievably broken down using one of the following reasons:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Living apart for two years (if both partners agree to the divorce)
  • Living apart for five years (if partners do not agree to the divorce)
  • Desertion for at least two years

Now however couples can opt for a ‘no fault divorce’ from 6 April 2022 onwards This is a new option that means you don't have to attribute blame to be granted a divorce. Our solicitors can guide you through the no fault divorce option to ensure a swift and easy transition.

Read more about no-fault divorce here.

Why Choose Our Divorce Solicitors?

Our divorce solicitors in York, Malton, Pickering and Selby can guide you through the whole legal process of ending your marriage, whether you are the one initiating divorce proceedings or need help responding to proceedings initiated by your spouse.

With many years of experience guiding individuals and families through every stage of getting divorce, our divorce solicitors in North Yorkshire are dedicated to getting the outcome you need for you and your loved ones in the right way for your circumstances.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Family Law, Family Law Advanced, Family Mediation and Children Law, reflecting the breadth and depth of our legal expertise.

Our team includes members of leading family law association Resolution, with a strong focus on using alternative dispute resolution to remove conflict from family law. We are accredited by Resolution for mediation and are members of the Family Mediation Council, with the team also including several trained Collaborative Lawyers.

Call us to find out more about how our divorce solicitors can help.

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The price of divorce can vary, but, as a leading divorce firm in North Yorkshire, we offer a fixed fee divorce cost service to make that first step even easier. This covers the legal process of getting divorced, including completing and filing your divorce petition, standard correspondence with your spouse and their solicitors and applying for the decree nisi and decree absolute.

For more complex matters, including making divorce settlements and arrangements for children, we may be able to deal with each stage of the process on a fixed fee basis or charge according to an hourly rate, depending on the circumstances.

For more financial advice on divorce, please call one of our divorce solicitors or click here to read more on divorce costs.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?

Some divorce cases can be handled quickly and easily if both partners agree, whereas others require a longer period where children and financial assets are to be carefully handled

Changing your name & your children’s names after divorce

A common issue following divorce is the request to change your name or the name of your children. We offer a fixed fee change of name service, making it fast and straightforward for you to legally change your and/or your children’s names.

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Divorce Financial Settlement Solicitors

Separating your finances is often the most complex part of getting divorced but is also essential to allow you to make a clean break and move on with your life. Our divorce solicitors can help you to get a fair settlement that meets your needs, usually without the need for court proceedings.

Divorce And Pensions

If you are facing the end of your marriage or civil partnership it is really important not to overlook pensions. Getting divorced can be emotional and stressful and looking at the assets including pensions can seem daunting. Speak to your divorce solicitor about your financial position and don’t overlook pensions just because they can seem complicated.

The Pensions Advisory Guide is designed to help people who are separating work out what to do re pensions and divorce, what the law says on pension sharing or splitting and how to come to an agreement. It also sets out what other help is available to help you plan for the future.

If you have children, deciding where there will live and other what role each parent will play in their lives tends to be the most emotionally challenging part of divorce. Our team can assist with making arrangements for children voluntarily as well as guiding you through applying to a Family Court for a Children Arrangement Order where required.

Find out more about how we can help with divorce and children.

Specialist Divorce Lawyers for Police Officers, Firefighters and the Armed Forces

Our divorce solicitors have a long track record of advising armed forces personnel, firefighters and police officers on divorce, allowing us to provide an experienced service tailored to the needs of family involved in these essential professions.

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Most people are keen to avoid court proceedings when dealing with divorce, which is something we fully understand. Our team are highly skilled in using alternative dispute resolution for divorce, with our family lawyers including trained mediators and collaborative lawyers.

Family mediation is one of the most common ways to deal with financial settlements and arrangements for children during divorce. This involves you and your spouse having a series of meetings with a trained mediator who will guide you in discussing any issues that need to be resolved and help you work towards agreeing positive solutions.

Find out more about our family mediation services.

Collaborative law is often an alternative to mediation that can be highly effective. While the goal is still for you and your spouse to agree the details of your divorce arrangements, you will do with each supported by your own legal adviser, who must be trained in collaborative law. This means you will have you own legal expert on hand to advise you and ensure your interests stay protected.

Find out more about our collaborative law services.

Speak to our caring, expert divorce solicitors in York & North Yorkshire today

To discuss your divorce and how we can help you, please contact your local Crombie Wilkinson office in York, Selby, Malton or Pickering.

Or you, if you prefer, you can use our quick enquiry form to ask a question or request a call back at a time to suit you.

Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Service Pledge

We will work together as a team to deliver an excellent client experience for you.

To achieve this, we will:

  • listen and care about you and your circumstances
  • treat you politely, considerately and with respect
  • work with you as a team so you come to know and trust us
  • update you regularly using plain language
  • work hard to avoid delays
  • contact you should unforeseen events happen
  • ensure there are no surprises on costs
  • take on board your feedback so we can continuously improve our service

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