Divorce Solicitors in Newark
Divorce can be very challenging, both emotionally and in terms of the practical details you need to sort out. Getting expert legal advice can make things simpler and less stressful, while ensuring you get the right outcome for you.
At Chattertons, we have a team of highly experienced divorce lawyers in Newark who can guide you through every stage of your divorce, including dealing with divorce proceedings, negotiating financial settlements and sorting out arrangements for children.
We will listen to your concerns and priorities, then help you work through your divorce in a sensible, practical way focused on helping you to achieve what you need in the right way for your circumstances.
Most people want to avoid unnecessary conflict when getting divorced. We will work cooperatively and carefully, to try always to minimise conflict, however, where a more robust approach is required, we have the skills and experience to deal with court proceedings, and the contacts and experience to call on, ensuring your interests are protected whatever route your divorce takes.
Whatever your circumstances, the Family Law team at Chattertons are here to help you find the right way through your divorce for you and your loved ones.
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How our divorce solicitors in Newark can help you
Whether you want to initiate divorce proceedings or need to respond to divorce proceedings started by your spouse, our divorce solicitors in Newark can guide you every step of the way.
We can assist with each stage of divorce proceedings, including:
- Preparing and submitting divorce petitions
- Responding to a divorce petition
- Applying for a decree nisi
- Applying for a decree absolute
Our team can ensure all paperwork is filled out fully and accurately, minimising the risk of your divorce petition being rejected or any other delays. This can help your divorce to go ahead faster and more smoothly, making the whole process less stressful for you.
Negotiating and agreeing a financial settlement can be challenging, but it essential to deal with financial matters properly, to avoid future claims.. Our team has strong financial expertise, including with complex and high value assets. We can help you to achieve a fair divorce settlement that meets your needs through negotiation or mediation, as well as via court proceedings where required.
Our divorce finance experts can work with you to achieve a fair divorce settlement that covers all types of assets, including:
- Family homes
- Additional properties
- Savings and investments
- Business assets
- International assets
- Spousal maintenance
- Child maintenance
Find out more about how we can help with financial settlements for divorce.
Arrangements for children
If you have children, working out what your family looks like after a divorce can be difficult. Our team understand how complicated and sensitive these matters can be, so we will work closely with you to protect your children’s wellbeing while defending your rights as a parent.
Our family lawyers can assist with making arrangements for children that cover issues including:
- Where your children will live
- How much time they will spend with each parent
- Schooling and other key decisions about a child’s upbringing
- Changing children’s names following divorce
- Taking children abroad following divorce
We will seek to agree arrangements for children voluntarily wherever possible, using our experience of these matters. However, our team is highly experienced in applications to family courts, so can help you secure a Child Arrangement Order from a court where required.
We recognise that most people would prefer to avoid court proceedings during divorce and agree the details of their separation privately. Mediation can be very effective for this, allowing divorcing couples to make financial settlements and arrangements.
During divorce mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a trained mediator who will act as a neutral third party to help you talk through the issues you need to resolve and agree solutions. Most couples require three-five sessions of mediation to achieve a settlement.
Our family law team includes qualified mediator Mikaela Rogerson who can work with you to identify all of the key issues you need to deal with, explain any relevant points of law and defuse any potential for conflict. This gives you the best chance of reaching a voluntary agreement for your divorce that works for everyone.
Our divorce fees in Newark
We know that the cost of divorce is often a concern, so our team will always be completely upfront about our fees. We will provide a realistic estimate of costs upfront with no hidden charges to worry about.
We can offer fixed fee divorce services where appropriate (e.g. for preparing a divorce petition) or flexible funding options to suit your circumstances. Where appropriate, we may be able to offer a deferred fee agreement, allowing you to pay our fees once your divorce settlement is in place.
If you have any immediate questions about our fees, please do not hesitate to ask us.
To find out more about our divorce fees, please take a look at our pricing.
Why Chattertons is the right choice for your divorce
Chattertons has been awarded the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation for our high level of knowledge and experience is this complex area. Amongst our skilled team, Robert Smith is an accredited Family Law specialist. We are also Law Society accredited for Family Mediation and Mikaela Rogerson is a qualified mediator.
Many of our family team are members of Resolution, including our Lincoln family lawyers, Luanne Morton, and Julie Bailey. Resolution is a network of family lawyers committed to removing conflict from family law.
We can also offer the expertise of our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited Residential Property team, who can assist with selling your family home, transfer of title and buying a new home as part of your divorce.
Explore our other family law services
We also offer a range of other family law services in Newark, including:
- Civil partnerships and dissolution
- Cohabitation disputes and Cohabitation Agreements
- Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements
- Independent financial advice via Chattertons Wealth Management team