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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.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into effect on 6th April 2022. It remains the case that the only ground for divorce is that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down.

Previously this needed to be proved by the party applying for the divorce by establishing the existence of one of five factual circumstances, or one of four facts if they were applying to dissolve a civil partnership. This is no longer the case. The necessity to prove the marriage has irretrievably broken down by evidencing one of these facts has been removed.

Parties now are able to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership by simply stating their marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down at any point after they have been married or in a civil partnership for a year.

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.