The North West’s specialist divorce solicitors
Divorce is never a decision that is undertaken lightly. However, if you have arrived at that decision you do need expert, professional, legally qualified advice and assistance to help you make the right decisions, to fully understand your rights and to be aware of the choices that are available to you, we are here to help you.
Higgins Miller is widely acknowledged as one of the region’s most experienced and most helpful divorce solicitors and we pride ourselves on making the entire divorce process as painless and stress-free as is possible.
Just to outline the legal process of a divorce, if you are the person who starts the divorce process you are referred to as The Petitioner. Your spouse will be The Respondent and to obtain a divorce you, first of all, have to have been married for a least one year and secondly, you have to prove to the Court that your marriage has broken down irretrievably.
To prove that your marriage had broken down you will need to prove one of five facts, but don’t worry, as one of the leading divorce solicitors we will explain all about this and we will help you to make the correct decisions.
We will also take care of all the arrangements and all the legal paperwork involved. If The Respondent decides to defend the divorce (which in our experience is very rare indeed) we can represent you in Court to ensure that your divorce petition is not compromised in any way and that you receive everything to which you are legally entitled.
When we have completed and submitted all the legal papers to the Court they will be considered by the Judge who may, or may not, raise questions. We will take care of all these proceedings on your behalf and once the Judge is satisfied with the contents of the divorce papers we have submitted, he or she will fix a date for pronouncement of the decree nisi of the divorce.
Now we realise that all this legal procedure does sound extremely complex and will appear very daunting to most people. Don’t worry. As specialist divorce solicitors and thanks to our friendly, personal approach you know we will do our very best to smooth the way in order to help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Of course in any legal process there are costs and fees to be considered. Again though we will help you by explaining all about the different funding options. Whether you qualify for Legal Aid or choose a private funding process, we will always be there to help you make the best decisions according to your circumstances.
If you would like to discuss divorce proceedings with one of our specialist divorce solicitors then we can arrange an initial one hour meeting in our Stockport offices for just £50 + VAT and we will provide you with a written report of our discussion together with our professional advice.
To arrange this fixed fee first appointment please telephone us on 0161 429 7251 or email [email protected]
We are a firm of Stockport Solicitors specialising in divorce, matrimonial, family issues and children disputes. Based in Stockport but covering the whole of England and Wales, we offer a friendly but robust and practical approach to your case.FIND OUT MORE
We are a firm of Stockport Solicitors specialising in divorce, matrimonial, family issues and children disputes. Based in Stockport but covering the whole of England and Wales, we offer a friendly but robust and practical approach to your case.