Expert Divorce Solicitors Manchester | UK Family Law 2023/24

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At Primus Solicitors, we understand that divorce can be one of life’s most challenging experiences. Our dedicated team of divorce solicitors is committed to providing you with expert guidance and support every step of the way. In this article, we aim to address your most pressing questions and offer clear, direct answers to help you make informed decisions.

Key Takeaways Table

Aspect in Divorce


Expertise Specialisation in divorce and related family law
Legal Guidance Understanding legal complexities in your case with clarity
Protecting Rights Ensuring fair outcomes and safeguarding client interests

What Are Divorce Solicitors?

Divorce solicitors are legal professionals specialising in family law, particularly in the area of divorce and its related issues. At Primus Solicitors, we offer expert advice on various aspects of divorce, from filing the initial paperwork to finalising settlements and child custody arrangements. Our role is to ensure that your rights are protected and that you navigate the legal process as smoothly as possible.

Why Are Divorce Solicitors Important in Your Divorce Case?

The divorce process involves complex legal procedures and emotionally charged decisions. Our solicitors play a crucial role in simplifying these complexities. We provide clarity on legal rights and responsibilities, ensuring fair settlements. Our expertise is especially vital in cases involving property division, child custody, and financial settlements, where the stakes are high, and the decisions made have long-term implications.

How to Choose the Right Divorce Solicitor?

Selecting the right divorce solicitor is pivotal. At Primus Solicitors, we recommend considering:

  • Experience and Specialisation: Look for solicitors with a strong track record in family law.
  • Client Testimonials: Feedback from previous clients can provide insights into their experiences.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is key to understanding your case.
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What Services Do Our Divorce Solicitors Provide?

Our range of services includes:

  • Legal advice on divorce procedures and rights.
  • Representation in negotiations and court proceedings.
  • Assistance with child custody and financial settlement agreements.

Services Offered Primus’ Divorce Solicitors

  • Legal Consultation and Advice
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Representation in Court
  • Child Custody Arrangements
  • Financial Settlements

Understanding Child Arrangement Orders

Child arrangement orders determine how children will be cared for post-divorce. Our solicitors help you understand your legal options and work towards an arrangement that serves the best interests of your children. For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Child Arrangement Orders page.

Divorce & Financial Settlements

Financial settlements are a critical component of divorce proceedings. Our Divorce Solicitors at Primus can provide comprehensive guidance on dividing assets, alimony, and other financial matters. For an in-depth exploration, please refer to our Divorce Financial Settlement guide.

The Process of Filing for Divorce

Understanding the official divorce process can be a complex task to face alone, but at Primus Solicitors, we’re here to guide you through every step.

The Divorce process typically involves:

  1. Initial Consultation: This will help build a solid understanding of your cases unique circumstance, meaning we can then properly set accurate objectives and goals.
  2. Filing the Divorce Petition: We will then help prepare and file the necessary legal supporting documents in aim to strengthen your case.
  3. Managing Responses: Your Divorce Solicitor will then assist in handling responses from the other party.
  4. Negotiating Agreements: Your case worker will also work towards agreeable terms for both parties on your behalf.
  5. Finalising the Divorce: Primus will ensure all legal requirements are met for the divorce to be officially submitted.

Common Challenges in Divorce Cases

Divorce can present various challenges, including emotional stress, disagreements over child custody, and financial disputes. Our solicitors are adept at managing these complexities, offering both legal and emotional support and solutions to help you overcome these hurdles effectively.

How Can Divorce Solicitors Help in Mediation?

Mediation is a key service in divorce cases, offering a less adversarial and bitter approach to resolving disputes. Our Divorce team can facilitate mediation sessions, helping both parties reach amicable agreements on contentious issues like child custody and asset division.

Common Mediation Services in Divorce Cases

  • Endorsing Discussions
  • Aiding in Reaching Amicable Agreements
  • Providing Legal Insight and Advice

Understanding Legal Fees for Divorce

We believe in transparency regarding legal fees. Costs can vary based on case complexity, but we provide clear fee structures and payment options to help you manage the financial aspects of your divorce.

The Impact of Divorce on Children

Children’s well-being is a top priority in divorce cases. We focus on minimising the emotional impact on children, advocating for their best interests in all decisions, from living arrangements to parental access.

Divorce and Property Division

Dividing assets and property in a divorce can be complex. We ensure equitable division, considering all factors like the duration of the marriage, contributions of each partner, and future needs.

Approach to Property Division in Divorce

  • Equitable Distribution
  • Consideration of Contributions and Needs
  • Legal Expertise in Asset Valuation

How Should You Prepare for Meeting with One of Our Divorce Solicitors

To make the most of your consultation with us, prepare the following:

  • Documentation: Bring relevant legal documents, financial records, and any prenuptial agreements.
  • Questions: List down any questions or concerns you have about the divorce process.

The Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

  • Contested Divorce: Disputes exist over assets, custody, or other matters.
  • Uncontested Divorce: Both parties agree on all terms of the divorce.

Our role varies in each type, but our commitment to your best interests remains constant.

Divorce Solicitors and International Divorce Cases

Dealing with international divorce cases brings additional layers of complexity due to different legal jurisdictions. At Primus Solicitors, we possess the expertise to navigate these challenges, ensuring compliance with international laws and safeguarding your interests across borders.

Primus Divorce Solicitors – FAQs

In our experience, clients often have specific questions regarding divorce. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with quick, informative answers

Q: What Is The Average Divorce Duration?

A: The average divorce process can vary widely. Uncontested divorces typically take 6-12 months, while contested divorces may extend to several years.

Q: How Are Child Custody Cases Determined?

A: Child custody decisions prioritise the child’s best interests. Factors considered include parental abilities, child’s age, preferences, and cooperation between parents. Negotiation or court decisions may be involved.

Q: Are Joint Assets and Debts Divided?

A:Each marriage and divorce is unique, and there are no quick and universal guidelines when it comes to asset division in divorce cases. When determining how to distribute assets, the Court and divorce solicitors consider a range of factors while providing guidance to their clients. These factors are commonly referred to as Section 25 considerations, as outlined in Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Joint assets and debts are divided equitably, not necessarily equally, based on contributions, marriage duration, and other factors. Legal advice ensures a fair division.

Q: Spousal Support Amounts

A: Spousal support, or alimony, varies by jurisdiction and considers marriage length, income, needs, contributions, and self-sufficiency potential. It can be negotiated or court-ordered, requiring legal guidance.

For more detailed answers, we encourage you to get in touch with our Divorce Team @0161 222 5860.

Summary Takeaways

Aspect Description
Expertise Our Divorce Solicitors specialise in Family Law & divorce.
Legal Guidance We help you understand legal complexities and jargon with clarity.
Protecting Rights We ensuring fair outcomes and safeguarding client interests.


Divorce is a significant life event that requires careful legal handling. At Primus Solicitors, our team of experienced divorce solicitors is dedicated to providing you with the support and guidance you need. We are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring the best possible outcomes for you and your family.

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