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Divorce Solicitors in Swansea

Going through a divorce, no matter how amicable, is an incredibly difficult process. Not only will you be dealing with the emotional turmoil of ending a long-term relationship, but you will also be left with a range of practical arrangements to make. This is where our divorce solicitors in Swansea can lend their support and expertise.

While divorce has certainly been simplified with the introduction of no-fault divorce in Wales, you will still need advice from expert divorce law solicitors to make sure that you are able to make the right decisions, both for you and your family.

Our team of local divorce solicitors in Swansea have experience in supporting clients on every aspect of divorce. We can support you with matters such as:

  • Drafting and applying for divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • Divorce financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children

Contact our divorce solicitors in Swansea

To discuss your requirements with one of our Swansea divorce solicitors, please call 01792 910176 or use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with a member of our team. We respond promptly to all enquiries.

Why use David W Harris as your divorce solicitors?

At David W Harris, our experienced team of solicitors have a wide range of expertise, having supported clients from all walks of life on a variety of legal issues. When you come to our team for support, we will always provide straightforward advice that is sensitive to your situation, allowing you to make informed decisions on how you would like to proceed.

We know that divorce can be an extremely daunting prospect, even if you know that it is the right choice. You will understandably have many questions about the process, and we will be more than happy to answer them in as much detail as required.

If you want to discuss your case with our divorce solicitors in Swansea, please get in touch.

Our divorce expertise

Drafting and applying for divorce proceedings

The process of making a divorce application has been significantly streamlined following the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, but it is important to note that there are still plenty of steps involved in the process which need to be carefully navigated.

Our Swansea divorce can help you with every aspect of applying for divorce, including making an initial application, through to applying for the Conditional and Final Order when the time comes. We can also support you, regardless of whether you are making a sole application, or a joint application with your former partner.

With our support, you can be certain that every detail will be taken care of, with no mistakes being made during the application process that could otherwise cause unnecessary delays to the process.

Responding to divorce proceedings

It is no longer possible to contest a divorce if your ex-spouse has submitted a sole application. However, if you have been informed that you need to respond to a divorce application, it is important to understand what your rights and obligations are.

Our divorce solicitors in Swansea can support you if you are required to divorce proceedings, helping you to understand your position and what will happen next. Our team will carefully guide you through the process with sensitivity, making sure that you are well prepared for the next steps.

Divorce financial settlements

Organisation and making arrangements for your finances is often one of the most challenging and contentious aspects of divorce. These arrangements need to be made between you and your former partner while the divorce is ongoing so they are ready to be implemented when it is finalised.

Making such an arrangement will take account several matters, including:

  • Property
  • Pensions
  • Savings and investments
  • Trusts
  • Business assets
  • Financial provisions for children
  • Spousal maintenance

Our divorce solicitors in Swansea can work closely with you to negotiate suitable financial settlements that are in the best interests of both you and your former partner.

If it is not possible to come to an immediate agreement, the starting point would be to engage in alternative dispute resolution in order to secure a suitable outcome.

In certain cases, it may be necessary to apply to the courts to obtain a Financial Order. Once a Financial Order has been granted, the arrangements that are contained within are considered to be legally binding on both parties.

Our team can assist you with the process of applying to court for a Financial Order, which will typically include making an initial application, preparing a case for a court hearing, providing court representation and advising you on your right of appeal (where required).

Arrangements for children

The wellbeing of your children will always be, understandably, your top priority at all times. So, it stands to reason that you will want to make sure that they are well looked after during divorce proceedings and that decisions are made that will ultimately be in their best interests.

Our divorce solicitors in Swansea can work alongside you to make arrangements for your children in the event of divorce. This includes making a Child Arrangements Order where you are finding it difficult to agree on your child’s living arrangements and how much time they will spend with each parent.

Where necessary, we can also assist you with the process of making Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders that address specific issues related to your children’s wellbeing and/or upbringing.

Our divorce legal fees

At David W Harris, our divorce law solicitors in Swansea charge our divorce fees on a fixed fee basis, which provides you with complete certainty over our fees from the outset.

For more information on our fixed fee packages, please see here.

Contact our divorce solicitors in Swansea

To discuss your requirements with one of our Swansea divorce solicitors, please call 01792 910176 or use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with a member of our team. We respond promptly to all enquiries.