Going through a divorce or relationship breakdown is one of life’s most stressful events – but sometimes it simply can’t be avoided. Instructing the right solicitor can make a world of difference – finding someone who you feel comfortable talking to and is committed to helping you finalise your divorce with the minimum of distress and expense is essential.
Here at specialist family law firm Bonallack and Bishop, our team are divorce and family law specialists – that’s all they do. The team includes a collaborative lawyer and we strongly support use of family mediation – approaches we think help to resolve divorce with the minimum of bitterness and delay, although these 2 approaches don’t suit everyone. And if you live in Shaftesbury, we can run your case with face-to-face meetings at 1 of our 4 branch offices in (the nearest to you being Fordingbridge and Salisbury) – or by email or Zoom video, whatever suits you best.
Your first phone call, and your first 30 minute appointment, are both FREE for all divorce and family law cases. So don’t suffer in silence. Call us now and put your mind at rest.
Changes to the divorce procedure April 6, 2022
April 2022 saw the 1st modernisation of divorce in over 50 years. The shakeup saw the procedure become more straightforward. In particular, it introduced the concept of “no blame divorce“. This change means that rather than having to provide evidence to the court for 1 of 5 grounds to justify your divorce (e.g. desertion, unreasonable behaviour and adultery) all you need now do is simply state that the your marriage has “irretrievably broken down”.
And in addition, for the 1st time, a husband and wife can also apply for a divorce together. Contested divorces have also been abolished. and terminology has been updated – so Decree Nisi becomes a Conditional Order and Decree Absolute is now known as a Final Order
These updates also apply to the dissolution of civil partnerships.
As a result of this simplification , the family law team here at Bonallack and Bishop now offer a fixed-price divorce.
Click here to read more about our £600 Fixed Fee Divorce Service – please note this fixed price service applies only to the divorce itself, and does not cover advice on children or financial issues and excludes the court fee.
Worried about Divorce or a Family Law Problem? Call Us Now For FREE Advice
Initial phone advice and your first 30 minute appointment all aspects of divorce and family law are free – with no strings attached. And we can see you face-to-face, by phone or using Zoom video if you prefer
So why not put your mind at rest, and get an answer to those burning questions about the effect of your marriage or relationship breakdown, by calling our specialist divorce solicitors today.
How we can help you
Our 5 strong highly experienced Family Law team provide specialist legal advice on all aspects of family law – from divorce and domestic violence to family mediation and financial issues.
Our divorce solicitor will provide you with the right specialist legal advice to help ensure the best outcome for you and your family. We will try to avoid court proceedings by exploring options such as mediation, collaborative law and solicitor-led negotiation. These alternative approaches to finding the right outcome can really help your family by minimizing any delays, keeping a legal costs under control and reducing stress on everyone, including children, involved. However, in certain circumstances, we may advise that it is in your best interests to proceed with a formal court application.
Getting a divorce – family finance issues
Thinking about getting a divorce? Before you start the process, it’s important to understand what happens with your family finances. A breakdown of a relationship inevitably leads to complex financial issues that can take time to resolve. To ensure you get a fair financial settlement, it’s essential that you choose solicitors who specialize in divorce and financial matters. Our team are highly experienced and dedicated to providing the best legal advice possible.
Click here to find out more about financial issues and divorce or relationship breakdown
Don’t delay – if you live in Shaftesbury, for specialist Divorce Advice to trust, call us now
Your divorce need not be acrimonious, expensive and drawn-out.
Our expert divorce solicitors can help you cut the expense and stress associated with this painful life event and resolve your divorce as efficiently and rapidly as possible – so that you can move forward with your life.
- Call one of our family team on Fordingbridge (01425) 652110 or Salisbury (01722) 422300 OR
- E-mail us using the online enquiry form below