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Choosing the right family law solicitors for your divorce is essential. Our divorce lawyers at Freeman Jones Solicitors Chester,  pride themselves on listening carefully and then providing you with the best advice for your circumstances in a straightforward and very approachable manner.

Many disagreements can arise in divorce such as money disputes, child care, maintenance provisions, pension sharing and sharing/selling your home.

Freeman Jones provide specialist legal advice to guide you through the divorce process and divorce proceedings in order resolve these issues.

There are many things to consider when starting divorce procedures, you need to understand the divorce process and you will also need to deal with your financial assets and liabilities, in many cases there are also children to consider. Each of these areas can be complex in themselves and they become almost unavoidable during divorce procedures.

At Freeman Jones we have specialist divorce solicitors that can advise you on all of these areas and how they fit together.   Although it is true that divorce and children do not combine well, it is achievable to reduce children’s upset.  A non-confrontational and constructive approach to the divorce is often the best and cheapest way of resolving the issues between the parties.

At Freeman Jones if possible we try and encourage out-of-court solutions and will give you the advice to enable this to happen. However rest assured, Freeman Jones Chester Solictiors will fight for, or defend your share whether your personal situation is relatively simple or highly complex involving substantial property, pensions and businesses.

Children will of course feature at a certain point in the divorce proceedings and the Judge will consider whether the arrangements for the children are appropriate and whether the Court needs to get involved.  If not then the court will make what is known as a Section 41 order; this is simply a general certificate of approval and in many cases it is the only document concerning divorce and children.

Misconceptions about divorce

There are many popular misconceptions about divorce proceedings.

Here are some of the most common ones:-

This is untrue, you and your partner must have been married for a year or more to start divorce proceedings.  However, if you believe that your marriage should never have been a legal marriage, the court can ‘annul’ it, meaning that legally, the marriage never happened.
This is incorrect as many clients want an amicable divorce and manage to achieve this. Defended divorces are relatively infrequent.
This is untrue. Unless you and your partner have lived apart for over two years, all divorce settlements have to be based on either unreasonable behaviour or adultery, the most common being unreasonable behaviour.
This is incorrect, if one party begins a physical relationship with another person before the decree absolute has been pronounced, they are committing adultery.
Although this is the most common agreement, this is not always the case. If both parents have an equal position in caring for the children, then no presumption would be made in favour of the mother of the children.
There isn’t a common law spouse, no automatic rights are acquired when an un-married couple are cohabitating.

Want To Know More?

If you wish to learn more about the divorce process click on the relevant link below or call one of our specialist divorce lawyers.







Do you need advice from a local Chester Divorce Solicitor? Contact our Colin Freeman first on 01244 893133
cfreeman@fjsolicitors.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form.

Here at Freeman Jones Solicitors we offer a free no obligation initial consultation.

We know that Divorce is a difficult and emotional experience and the importance of getting the right divorce solicitor during divorce proceedings cannot be over-emphasised. Here at Freeman Jones Solicitors we ensure that our clients are certain that this is what they want and we spend time with them considering and advising upon their options.

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