Divorce Solicitors

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At an emotionally stressful time, you need support and effective legal advice from specialists. Contact our team of divorce solicitors in York, Malton, Pickering and Selby for guidance and assistance through what can be a difficult time when you get divorced.

In initial appointments with our divorce solicitors, we will discuss the stages you will need to progress through and how we will work together to achieve a positive outcome for you, your ex partner and family.

Divorce solicitors in York & North Yorkshire

To discuss your divorce and how we can help you, please contact a Crombie Wilkinson office in YorkSelbyMalton 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.

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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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To learn more about how much a divorce could cost, visit our cost of divorce page. This includes information about an organisation that specialises in providing loans for legal fees, associated costs and a wide range of disbursements for individuals going through the family litigation process.

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.

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 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. With the team also including several trained Collaborative Lawyers.

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How much does a divorce cost?

The cost 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.

How long does it take to get a divorce?

The divorce process can be complex. 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.

Agreed vs not agreed financial aspects of divorce

The complexity of a divorce is impact by whether both parties agreed to the divorce or not. We can help with the financial matters and planning regardless of the divorce is contested or uncontested.

Changing your name and your children’s names after divorce

A common issue following divorce is the request to change your name or the name of your children after divorce. 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.

Divorce financial settlements

Separating your finances and property [JB5] are 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. This can be especially important for high net worth divorces.

Divorce and pensions

If you are facing the end of your marriage or civil partnership it is really important not to overlook pensions, especially if you have a valuable public sector pension. 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.

Divorce and children

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.

Divorce 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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Dispute resolution and collaborative law

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 and collaborative lawyers. Collaborative law is often an alternative to mediation that can be highly effective.

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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