Although it is obviously not something that we would wish on anyone – that a marriage break up – it is a reality of life that many marriages end in divorce. There is a legal process for divorce and having a good divorce solicitor can help you to ensure that your interests are fully protected.
What does a divorce solicitor do?
A divorce solicitor advises people on the legal aspects and implications of a divorce. The key issues that are normally raised in a divorce are firstly the division of property and secondly the custody of children. The reason that there two issues seem to dominate any divorce are that they reflect the most essential values involved in a marriage. A divorce solicitor plays a number of roles in relation to assisting their client to ensure that their interests are protected as the legal process of a divorce takes place. A divorce solicitor can also draft the necessary agreements or court documents which are required to obtain a divorce or the application for orders for property settlement or the application for parenting orders all of which are very complicated tasks that require a thorough knowledge of the applicable law to ensure that all of the appropriate details are covered correctly. Also in relation to the concept of a binding financial agreement, a divorce solicitor can assist by explaining the operation, implications and effect of a binding financial agreement to the parties. In fact, it is a necessary requirement that each party obtain independent legal advice in relation to these matters before signing the agreement whether it operates as a prenuptial agreement, a divorce settlement or an agreement which is signed in the midst of a marriage. The solicitor must give a certificate stating that they have indeed explain the full legal nature and effect of the agreement and that the person who is agreeing to it has read and understood the agreement in its entirety.
Where can I get help from a divorce solicitor?
These are all important roles in relation to any issue that might come up in relation to a divorce. We have solicitors available online to assist you with any inquiries you might have about your legal rights in relation to a divorce or is you would like to talk to us about your divorce matter.