If you are looking for divorce solicitors in Mitcham, you have come to the right place. Shortlands was founded in 2004 by Principal Shabana Walayat. Ever since then we have been growing our team of solicitor experts all respective of their fields. We have built a reputation as a family law boutique firm that focuses on individuals by achieving the best possible outcome when it comes to separation or family law issues.
We understand that a divorce can be emotionally towing and time-consuming, this is why when booking your initial consultation, we will review every piece of information you provide us and give you the best possible outcome with a timescale.
The hardest part of a divorce is when children
are involved. In most cases, divorce does not only have an effect on both parties involved but can also involve children or other family relatives. If you are in a process of divorce or thinking about it, we will work with you to pursue the best arrangements for your children.
Our experts believe that both parents should remain in a healthy and positive relationship if children are involved.
This way the child does not grow resentment towards one or the other parent and this way child arrangements can be achieved in the best possible outcome. We encourage both parents to work together to set up the time in which the child will spend with either one of them.
In some cases, that is not possible but you should not worry because our child arrangements lawyers are fully prepared to bring the case to court and go after the needs and interests of the child.
You might want to come to an agreement for the child arrangements or any financial settlement with your spouse but they are being purposely difficult to speak to. We are here to help with our mediation services.
This procedure provides a framework for the discussions with your spouse to move forward. They are usually done in 3 to 5 sessions as we aim to provide a good environment to achieve your goals and needs.
Our mediation solicitors remain neutral during the process and cannot provide legal advice to you or your spouse. We can only advise that you seek help from your individual lawyers to create a legal and effective agreement at the end of the mediation process.
Shortlands is a boutique family law firm
with over 10 years of experience in dealing with the trials and tribu
lations of a divorce or separation. We aim to reduce conflict and c
osts by attempting to resolve issues through mediation or collaboration at the first instance.
However, if a more robust approach is required then we are very much equipped to deal with your case to ensure that you achieve the best outcome.
You have to be married for at least one year before divorce can be commenced.
No. You are able to divorce in the UK as long as you or your spouse have been resident here for at least one year before starting your case, or you and your spouse are domiciled in the UK.
No.The same procedure has to be followed before divorce is finalised. See Our Flowchart
– A divorce petition
– Original Marriage Certificate, with translation if appropriate
– A fee
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