Divorce and Separation Solicitors in Harpenden

Divorce and Separation Solicitors in Harpenden

Whether your marriage lasted five years or fifty, splitting up is never easy and the emotional impact of divorce is challenging enough without considering legal proceedings. However, when the time comes to decide how assets will be divided, what will happen to the property you own and most importantly, who will be primarily responsible for raising your children, it is easy for disputes to escalate.

Are you experiencing a relationship breakdown?

Talk to our divorce and separation solicitors in Harpenden to find out how they can help.

Why choose Neves?

Our team of dedicated divorce solicitors in Harpenden work each day to help minimise the impact of divorce, working with our clients to protect their interests no matter how complex the situation. You can count on us to help you secure a settlement that reflects your requirements with minimal fuss involved.

We understand that each family is unique. Your priorities, your family dynamics and the circumstances surrounding divorce will always differ. That’s why we believe that gaining an understanding of your individual situation is absolutely essential in determining the best approach to achieving resolution. We don’t deliver pre-packaged advice: instead, we listen and work together to find a solution that meets your family’s individual needs.

Rely on our divorce solicitors

Our family law team in Harpenden comprises relationship experts, some of whom have been awarded membership to the Law Society’s Family Law accreditation as well as Resolution. We understand that reaching an agreement on the outcome of your separation is one of the most difficult decisions you will make in life, and though we will always aim to help you resolve matters quickly, our priority is to protect your interests.

Over the years we have established a reputation for our strong commitment to client care. We know that divorce is a difficult time, which is why we endeavour to be there for you when you need us the most, answering your questions and easing your concerns.

Understanding your situation

When it comes to divorce and separation, understanding your legal position at an early stage is beneficial in resolving matters as quickly as possible. It also allows you to protect your interests, ensuring that you know your rights and responsibilities as a parent or partner and will therefore not enter into an agreement that does not meet your needs.

When you instruct one of our divorce solicitors, we will always explain your options with clarity, leaving the legal jargon behind to help you understand in plain English where you stand and which approach is right for you.

Reaching agreement

If possible, our divorce solicitors will attempt to settle matters through alternative dispute resolution, saving you the financial and emotional costs of court. Whether this takes the form of constructive mediation sessions, negotiation between solicitors or a collaborative process involving all parties, this approach can be particularly useful to those looking to salvage a working relationship and end things amicably. If this is not possible, you can count on our team to provide comprehensive legal support and representation through your hearing, ensuring the outcome is fair and meets your needs.

Financial outcome

If it is finances you’re concerned about, rest assured that our divorce solicitors will ensure that the outcome of your settlement accurately reflects your day-to-day requirements as well as those of your children and secures the right level of child maintenance. We are well-versed in this area of divorce securing fair financial settlements as well as complex cases.

What if my partner doesn't want a divorce?

If you wish to terminate the relationship but your partner does not agree, seeking legal advice as soon as possible will allow you to determine the best course of action to take and determine whether you have sufficient grounds upon which to petition.

I'm separated but am not ready to divorce yet

There are many reasons why you may feel that a divorce straight away is not appropriate. However, clients are often concerned about how this will affect them in the future, particularly financially, if matters are simply left in abeyance. In this situation, it is possible to enter into a separation agreement, detailing the terms of your separation. This can then be converted into a formal agreement as and when the divorce is eventually commenced. Many clients see this as an amicable alternative to an early divorce.

What to expect from your first meeting with us

We have put together some guidance to give you an idea about what to expect during the initial consultation appointment and the type of information we will ask for. It has been modelled on an appointment for a client who is considering or going through a divorce, but the general principles apply to all appointments. 

Get in touch with our Family Law Solicitors

If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances please get in touch with our Family Law team at our Harpenden office. Call 01582 715234, email family@nevesllp.co.uk or complete our Contact Form and we'll get back to you.

Iain MacAskill
Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law
Heidi Fleming
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law