Our divorce and family lawyers have considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of family law and will handle your case with sensitivity.
The breakdown of a family relationship is a difficult time for all those involved. We help with the difficult issues that arise from family breakdown, both financial and child-related. We always consider the needs of the whole family, particularly the children. To discuss your specific circumstances, call us on 01202 802807 or complete our online contact form.
We can provide legal guidance in various family law matters across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the surrounding areas. Our areas of expertise include:
● Divorce ● Cohabitation
At Solomons Solicitors, you can be confident that we will listen to your needs carefully and help you obtain the best outcome for you and your family.
If you are considering divorce, this will undoubtedly be an emotional and confusing time for you and your loved ones. We are here to support you through the legal and practical steps to bring a relationship to an end.
At present, there is only one ground for divorce in England & Wales; that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down”. This can be proven through one or more of the following reasons:
2. Unreasonable behaviour
4. Separated for at least 2 years with the consent of your spouse
5. Separated for at least 5 years without consent
At Solomons Solicitors, we will explain to you the legal practicalities involved in applying for a divorce and ensure each step is carried out correctly and without delay. We will also describe the options open to you if your spouse disagrees with the divorce petition or starts divorce proceedings against you.
Many people think that if they live together for long enough, they are effectively 'married' and will, at least, have the same rights as if they were civil partners. Although cohabitation does give couples certain legal rights, this should not be mistaken as being the same as those that are granted to couples in a civil partnership or marriage. In fact, cohabitation gives far fewer rights and responsibilities.
A Cohabitation Agreement can help protect you if your relationship breaks down in the future. For specialist cohabitation advice in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and further afield, get in touch with us today.
Wherever possible we aim to avoid court proceedings, including through mediation. Where this is not possible, we will represent your interests in court with highly experienced Counsel. Many couples decide that they want to create an agreement early on in their relationship to set out how their assets should be dealt with in the case of a relationship breakdown. We can help you to make such an agreement and in doing so potentially avoid substantial legal fees in the future.