Divorce Solicitors in Cardiff
Going through a divorce be tough, both emotionally and when it comes to sorting out the various practical issues involved, such as separating your finances and making arrangements for children.
Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff are certainly experts in their field, but above all they are understanding, and will go above and beyond to make talking about your divorce as easy as can be in a calming, friendly environment.
People are the core focus here at JCP Solicitors, which is why we work with you to reach your desired outcome by providing specialist advice, without making decisions for you.
Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff are here to provide constructive advice to allow you to move forward confidently, without any added pressure in what can often be a difficult and emotional time. What’s more, we talk in plain English and leave no stone unturned to provide you with the excellent service you deserve when it comes to your divorce.
We will reply to you the same working day for all enquiries made before 3pm, for enquiries after this we will contact you the next working day.
Our divorce law services in Cardiff
We can help with every stage of divorce proceedings, including:
- Preparing and submitting divorce petitions
- Responding to divorce petitions
- Agreeing financial settlements
- Applying for a Financial Order
- Making voluntary arrangements for children
- Applying for a Child Arrangements Order
To see how we can help with your specific legal needs, please get in touch.
Why use our divorce lawyers in Cardiff?
Having advised clients all across South Wales for decades, our divorce lawyers have the legal skills and sensitive personal approach you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce, no matter how challenging your circumstances.
With a number of Welsh speakers and a dedicated Welsh language co-ordinator on the team, we are equally happy speaking to you in English or Welsh.
We are accredited by the Law Society in the following areas:
Family Law Advanced – For our expertise in complex matters such as international divorce, cohabitation, complex financial settlements and domestic violence.
Family Mediation – Reflecting our skills in the use of mediation for divorce which can allow you to avoid court proceedings.
Children Law – Awarded for our high level of experience and expertise in all types of children law work.
Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – For buying and selling property, remortgaging and other residential property transactions that often need to be carried out during divorce.
Several of our divorce lawyers are Resolution members, reflecting out strong focus on taking a non-confrontational approach to divorce. Resolution is a network of legal professionals dedicated to minimising conflict in family law.
How we can help you avoid unnecessary conflict in your divorce
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can be highly effective when dealing with financial settlements and arrangements for children during divorce, allowing you to get a fair outcome while saving you the time, money and stress associated with court proceedings.
At JCP Solicitors, we offer two main types of ADR for divorce: family mediation and collaborative law. Each has its advantages and can be appropriate for different circumstances.
This involves you and your former partner having a series of meetings (usually around 3-5) with a trained mediator to discuss the issues you need to resolve and any points of conflict you need to work through.
The mediator acts as a neutral third party, keeping the discussion focused on the issues, defusing any potential conflict and answering points of law. Any agreement made through mediation will be voluntary but can be made legally binding with a Consent Order.
Collaborative law for divorce
Over a series of four-way ‘round the table’ meetings, you, your former partner and your respective lawyers (who must be trained collaborative lawyers) will negotiate the terms of your divorce or separation in an amicable way.
Collaborative law lets you have your own lawyers on hand to advise and guide you through any complex issues, giving you reassurance that your interests are protected. Other experts, such as accountants and financial advisers, can also sit in on the process if required.
Our divorce law fees
Fixed fee divorce
We can deal with some aspects of divorce – such as preparing divorce petitions and applying for consent orders - on a fixed fee basis where appropriate. This can give you certainty over the costs involved from the outset.
Hourly rates for divorce law advice
For more complex issues, we will typically work to a pre-agreed hourly rate. We can then give you exactly as much help as you need allowing you to stay in complete control of the costs involved.
Deferring your divorce costs
It is often possible to defer payments of our fees until after a financial settlement has been agreed and you have access to the necessary funds.
Get in touch with our expert divorce lawyers in Cardiff
Resources for Divorcees in Cardiff
This is a great resource for meeting like-minded people within your area who share similar interests. Using the website you can search for preferred groups in a specified radius of Cardiff.
The Citizens Advice service provide free independent advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. As a registered charity their trained volunteers provide vital services to local communities. However, it is worth noting that they are not a replacement for a solicitor and cannot act on your behalf.
Here you can locate the nearest family law court in your area, the service from Gov.UK will guide you to the most suitable court or tribunal depending on your individual needs.