Here at Higgins Miller, we like to think that we’re the best divorce solicitors in Manchester and the wider North West, and our track record and roster of satisfied clients more than backs up this claim. We’re experts in family law, and that means dealing with complex and emotional issues such as wills and probate, children disputes and domestic violence. In cases such as these, we have to balance informed and dispassionate legal opinion with a firm grasp of the emotional complexities involved. We understand that having to deal with legal matters, meet up with solicitors and perhaps attend court is a daunting and stressful process for most ordinary people, and this understanding is what helps to make us the best divorce solicitors you could work with.
The simple truth of the matter is that working through the divorce process is a complicated clerical and legal issue that demands expertise and experience. What makes us the best divorce solicitors, however, is that we understand our clients need something more than just technical advice. When clients come to us they also receive a sympathetic hearing and the support they need to get through what is a hugely emotional stage of their life. When a relationship comes to an end the stress and anxiety caused can be huge, and is sometimes sufficient to stop people even seeking a divorce in the first place. Fear of the unknown, worries about the financial cost and a simple desire to ‘soldier on as things are’ often results in people being trapped in unhealthy relationships. This isn’t just bad for them and indeed for their partner, it can also be highly damaging for any children involved, and indeed anyone with a close personal connection to the couple in question. As the best divorce solicitors, we work with clients to help them see that divorce doesn’t have to be the end of the world.
We initially do this by explaining exactly what the divorce process entails in clear, easily understood language, avoiding the kind of legal jargon and technical phrasing that can make people feel shut out of the process. We’ll set out the available grounds for divorce as follows:
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- A two-year separation (where both partners agree to the divorce)
- A five-year separation (where one partner does not agree to the divorce)
We will then work with each client to establish the grounds which apply to their case, and which would be the most likely to be accepted by the court. At every stage, as the best divorce solicitors, we would work to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible, seeking agreement between the parties where it can be found and trying to avoid the time, stress and financial impact of a bitter, drawn-out legal battle.
The rest of the divorce process consists of technical steps such as filling in a D8 petition form and then waiting until a decree nisi and decree absolute are issued, the latter being an official document which makes the divorce final. Complicating matters which can stop things running completely smoothly might include a settlement regarding shared financial commitments and assets as well as arrangements for the long term care of any children involved. We feel it is our duty, acting as the best divorce solicitors a client could have, to attempt to steer an amicable way through any of these issues which do arise, avoiding the cost and stress of court appearances wherever possible. We realise that divorce proceedings can all too easily slide into bitterness and conflict, and we’ll work as hard as we can to ensure that this doesn’t happen.
If you’d like to find out more about the divorce process from the best divorce solicitors you could deal with then please call us on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected] We’ve recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward-thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition. Your first appraisal, which lasts 20 minutes, is provided free of charge, and we’ll provide your first appointment with us for a fixed fee, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. This initial contact can ensure that you understand the divorce process, and can feel able to move forward with confidence. If you want to explore our wider charging system then please take a look here.