Working with a very wide range of clients at a time when life is difficult for them, means that my focus is on improving their personal circumstances whilst striving for a fair outcome.
Dealing with the financial aspects at the end of a relationship is often difficult, but it is possible for divorce not to be acrimonious – I always aim for a swift resolution if possible in an aim to reduce the stress for clients.
Outside work, I love the outdoors with a particular interest in horse riding and playing netball.
If parties to a relationship have decided to separate for good, they shouldn’t delay issuing divorce proceedings and resolving financial matters.
Divorce does not have to be a contentious process.
If a parent is unhappy with the contact they are having with their child, they should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Does the reason for breakdown of the marriage affect financial matters?
No, these are not considered. Divorce and financial matters remain separate, except that a divorce must reach Decree Nisi stage before a financial Consent Order can be approved by the Court.
How long will the divorce process take?
Between 4 – 6 months – we use an online portal for issuing petitions. Previously, this would have taken 6 – 8 months.
Can a client claim divorce costs from the opposing party?
Yes, we try to agree costs before issuing the petition.