Divorce Solicitors in Swansea
When it comes to divorce, it can be difficult to discuss or even think about how you are going to move forward.
Our divorce solicitors in Swansea understand this completely and are friendly, approachable individuals who do all that they can to advise and support you in the best way possible.
Decisions you make now relating to your divorce are likely to affect you and your family for the foreseeable future. This is why it is important to seek the support and advice from trained professionals who will ensure that you reach the most suitable outcome for you.
Simply put, we speak in plain English. Our divorce solicitors in Swansea will work with you to explain the common aspects of divorce to help you make confident, informed decisions.
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 Swansea
Our Swansea divorce lawyers 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 Swansea?
Our team have been helping clients all across South Wales to deal with all aspects of divorce for many decades. We can offer you exceptional legal skills and a sensitive personal approach, making sure you can get the best available outcome for your divorce, no matter how complicated your situation.
We are proud to have a number of Welsh speakers and a dedicated Welsh language co-ordinator on the team, so we can speak with you comfortably in English or Welsh.
We are accredited by the Law Society in the following areas:
Family Law Advanced – Covering more challenging family law matters such as international divorce, cohabitation, complex financial settlements and domestic violence.
Family Mediation – For our specialist skills in using mediation to resolve issues surrounding divorce and family breakdown.
Children Law – For our training and high level of skill in all types of children law work.
Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – For the quality of our services covering buying and selling property, remortgaging and other residential property transactions. This expertise is often critical for dealing with your home and other issues during divorce.
Many of our divorce lawyers are members of family law network Resolution. This membership is for family lawyers committed to taking a non-confrontational approach to divorce, reflecting the strength of our practice in this area.
How we can remove unnecessary conflict from your divorce
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a very popular option for dealing with financial settlements and arrangements for children during divorce. It can lead to a fair outcome for all parties while saving you time, money and stress compared to court proceedings.
Our divorce lawyers in Swansea can offer two main types of ADR for divorce – family mediation and collaborative law. Each can work very well under different circumstances.
The most common way to deal with divorce, you and your former partner will sit down for a series of meetings (usually around 3-5) with a trained mediator. This will give you the chance to discuss the issues you need to resolve and work towards an amicable agreement.
The mediator’s role is to be a neutral third party, defusing potential conflict, answering points of law and keeping the sessions productive. Any agreement you make through mediation will be voluntary but can be made legally binding with a Consent Order.
Collaborative law for divorce
A good option for situations where you have complex financial or personal issues to resolve. You, your former partner and your respective lawyers (who must be trained in collaborative law) will meet for a series of four-way ‘round the table’ meetings.
The goal will be to negotiate an agreement on how to deal with any points of dispute, with the advantage of having your own expert legal advisor on hand to guide and support you. You can also have other experts, such as accounts and financial advisers, in attendance.
Our divorce law fees
Fixed fee divorce law services
In some circumstances we can offer certain family law services on a fixed fee basis, giving you certainty over the costs involved in dealing with your matter.
Hourly rates for family divorce law services
Where ongoing support is required, we will charge a pre-agreed hourly rate. This means you can get exactly as much help as you need while staying on top of your costs at all times.
Get in touch with our expert divorce lawyers in Swansea
Resources for Divorcees in Swansea
Using this website, you can search for like-minded people within your area who share common interests. You can join groups most suited to your interests and hobbies within Swansea or further afield, which is a great way to meet new people and discover new things.
There are citizens advice outreaches across Swansea who can offer specialist or more limited advice depending on your individual circumstances. 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. By answering a small selection of questions, the service from Gov.UK will guide you through to the most suitable court or tribunal, depending on your individual needs.