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Divorce Solicitors in Manchester & Bolton

At Fieldings Porter we understand that the breakdown of a marriage can be an emotional and stressful experience. Our experienced team includes members of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme, the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Scheme and Resolution.

You can get a divorce if you have been married for over a year, your relationship has permanently broken down, your marriage is legally recognised in the UK and the UK is the permanent home of you or your husband/wife. For a divorce, you need to prove that your marriage has broken down for one of these 5 reasons –

  • Adultery 
  • Unreasonable behaviour – where your husband or wife has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them 
  • Desertion – your husband or wife has left you for at least 2 years before you apply for the divorce
  • You’ve been separated for at least 2 years
  • You’ve been separated for at least 5 years

We offer advice in relation to divorce proceedings and in relation to associated financial matters:

  • Maintenance
  • Periodical payments
  • Lump sum orders
  • Property adjustment orders (including a sale or transfer of a property)
  • Pension sharing
  • Issues where one spouse appears to be disposing of assets

What are our fees?

We appreciate that every case is different and we therefore offer a bespoke level of service in relation to all matters. Under this scheme we charge clients at an hourly rate for the work that we do for them.

We also offer fixed fees in some areas or we can assess your eligibility for legal aid. For more information on our fees, please click here. If you think you might be eligible for legal aid, please click here for a link to the legal aid eligibility calculator, or alternatively, contact us for an assessment.

We also appreciate that thinking about what steps you should be taking is a daunting prospect with many people, understandably, not knowing where to start. With this in mind we offer a consultation of up to an hour with one of our solicitors which, is followed up by a written letter of advice for £200 plus VAT.

If you want any further advice about divorce or associated financial matters then please do not hesitate to contact us.