Lund Bennett Law offer comprehensive support for anyone considering Divorce Proceedings. Based in South Manchester, Lund Bennett Law is conveniently located for anyone throughout the North West.
Divorce is understandably a difficult time in anyone’s life and our professionals are experienced in handling an array of different divorce cases, no matter what the specific circumstances.
Whether the separation is amicable or not, our dedicated matrimonial law specialists can make the whole process much easier for you and for your family. Putting your best interests first, we can ensure that your divorce is dealt with as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In most cases, there isn’t even any need for you to appear in court. Everything can be done through our partner led matrimonial team of solicitors.
Call us on 0161 927 3118 for a preliminary chat, then we can arrange for you to come in to our South Manchester offices to meet one of our matrimonial law specialists.
The Process for an Undefended Divorce
Step 1 - There is only one ground for a Divorce in England and Wales and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This needs to be demonstrated by proving one of the following five facts:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- 2 years separation with consent
- 5 years separation without consent
Step 2 - A Divorce Petition is prepared stating some background information and the reasons for the divorce.
Step 3 - Divorce papers are filed with the Court with the relevant fee and any supporting documentation.
Step 4 - The Respondent has 7 days to acknowledge receipt of the papers by completing an Acknowledgment of Service Form.
Step 5 - Decree Nisi:
A Certificate is obtained from a judge to confirm that the parties are entitled to a Decree of Divorce.
Step 6 - Decree Absolute:
- This is the final Divorce Order which can be applied for 6 weeks and 1 day after the Decree Nisi.
- Decree Absolute is then pronounced usually within a week.
Let Lund Bennett Law carry the burden of your divorce proceedings and support you through from start to finish. Call 0161 924 0079 now, or call in to our offices to arrange an appointment.