Although the breakdown of a marriage is bound to be a stressful and confusing time, there are things that you can do to achieve a sense of calm and reassurance that the situation will inevitably be resolved. One of the best ways to do this is by seeking legal advice from a matrimonial lawyer as soon as you can. The earlier you do this, the sooner you will be informed on what the consequences of your potential decisions may be, and the better informed you’ll be about how you wish to proceed.
Seeking Legal Representation
As experts in matrimonial and family law, the team at Vines Legal have given plenty of advice and support over the years to those who are very early on in the divorce process and simply reaching out for advice on when and how to hire a matrimonial lawyer. Many people take the advice of friends and family, or even the internet. Both are fine, but the truth is, each case is different, and you’ll really only get accurate advice by sharing your situation with a professional.
As such, we would always recommend that you seek legal representation right the beginning. An error at any stage can be expensive and sometimes difficult to put right, leaving you in a worse position than you would have been if you had used a solicitor from the start.
What do I do Once the Divorce Petition has been Filed?
If you haven’t already chosen a matrimonial lawyer at the time that the divorce petition has been filed, we would strongly recommend that you appoint a solicitor at this stage. It is by far the most sensible way of ensuring that you get one to one support when you need it, and a full explanation of all options from the outset.
You can also rest assured that if you do need to go to court, your solicitor will be there to guide you through all the required forms, statements, evidence, and responses, therefore making sure that you get the best and fairest possible outcome.
Although there have been delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic, obtaining a divorce usually takes approximately 4 and 6 months. Of course, this is a best-case scenario; financial issues, child arrangements, assets, property, and pensions can all extend it. Seeking legal advice and allowing a solicitor to guide you through this process, which can sometimes be confusing, will ensure that any delays are handled swiftly, correctly, and with the minimum amount of stress for both you and your family.
Get Help from Matrimonial Lawyers in Chesterfield
Here at Vines Legal, we’re experts in matrimonial and family law and can assist you at every stage to help guide you through what can be a confusing and distressing time. For a free initial, no obligation consultation, please call us on 01246 555610 for immediate, friendly and professional advice.