Shortlands

Collaborative Family Lawyers

Couples who choose the collaborative approach want skilled help from their solicitors throughout the process. Collaborative law involves working with your lawyers to find the best answers for your family as you each go your separate ways.

You need to accept the commitments

 

  • A real determination that you will reach a solution together and that you will not allow a Judge to decide your family’s future in the courtroom.
  • A real willingness to disclose information fully and honestly to each other.
 

Collaborative lawyers sign an agreement with you which disqualifies them from representing you at court if the process breaks down. That means they are absolutely committed to helping you find the best solution by agreement not through destructive conflict.

 

Getting in touch

 

For more information, please get in touch with us by using info@shortlands.co.uk or call us 02076299905 or book an initial online consultation.

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Our Family Law Services

Shortlands is a boutique family law firm with over 20 years of experience in dealing with the trials and tribulations of a divorce and all family law matters. As a result, we have become the first choice of family law specialists in London.

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Our professional and highly experienced team of family lawyers can assist you in your legal matters with full respect, ensuring you maintain a private family life. For more extensive advice and information, please email info@shortlands.co.uk or call us 02076299905 or book an initial online consultation.

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We understand that every case is different and has its own complexities. Our experts are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process with tailored solutions which work for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

An ‘agreed divorce’ takes about 5-6 months to finalise.

You are still able to divorce by showing the court that you have made attempts to locate them. The facts of 2 years’ separation with consent or adultery should not be relied upon in this instance.

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