Divorce Solicitors in Frome

There is no getting around the fact that divorces are incredibly difficult and unpleasant for everybody involved. However, the process can prove to be even more complicated in situations where the emotional fallout of ending a long-term relationship is paired with contentious legal proceedings and costly court proceedings.

At Sharp Family Law, our specialist divorce solicitors in Frome aim to remove the conflict from divorces, helping you and your former partner to take a constructive approach to your separation. Not only does this approach help to save you time and money, but it is also designed to help achieve positive results that are in the best interests of both you and your former partner - as well as any children you might have.

No matter how complex your divorce may appear to be, we always focus on preserving important family relationships and keeping things as non-acrimonious as possible. Our team achieve this by exploring a range of different approaches that help to reduce conflict between you and your former partner, including constructive negotiation, collaborative law or mediation.

Sharp Family Law accept work in person and electronically, by email or by filesharing on numerous platforms. We offer conferences in person at our offices and by Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and FaceTime or other video systems, or by telephone. We are committed to providing access to legal advice and assistance for everyone however and wherever it is needed and works for our clients.

To arrange an initial meeting with our divorce solicitors in Frome, whether that be in person or electronically, please give us a call or use our simple online enquiry form to request a call back.

Our Divorce and separation services in Frome

Divorce and separation

If you are looking to initiate divorce proceedings, or you have been served a petition by your spouse, it is important to make the best possible decisions for both you and your family. This includes seeking out expert legal advice and guidance from our divorce specialists in Frome.

Our team will give you clear and concise guidance on every step of step of the divorce and separation process, helping you to understand the decisions you need to make, as well the potential legal issues that could occur.

We always place an emphasis on pursuing non-confrontational methods of finalising your divorce, so the chances of having to go through costly and disruptive court proceedings are greatly reduced.

Divorce and finance

Money can be a very prominent sticking point among separating couples, particularly when there is a clear divide with regards to how much each partner is perceived to contribute to the marriage.

That is why our divorce and finance solicitors in Frome make sure to take a constructive approach to issues associated with finances, helping you and your partner to reach a settlement that is fair and provides you with a platform to move ahead with your new life.

We always look to achieve a financial settlement on your behalf outside out a court setting, using a range of non-confrontational methods where possible. Our team also have a range of specific expertise related to divorce and finance, including in relation to divorce and property.

Children and parenting

No matter what the circumstances of your divorce are, one thing will be for certain – taking care of your children’s wellbeing will be your top priority. Our children and parenting solicitors in Frome understand this and will offer tailored practical advice that helps to make sure that the arrangements you agree on for your children are suitable and sustainable.

We are specialists when it comes to child law and parenting arrangements, which means that you can rest assured that your children and the future of your family will be well taken care of.

The service we provide also includes working alongside a range of other experts in this field, including mental health counsellors and child specialists, who can help to ensure that the needs of your family are suitably met.

Our main approaches to family law in Frome

Collaborative law

The collaborative law process involves you and your former spouse working together to reach a voluntary agreement out of court, with the assistance of your legal representatives. This provides you and your former partner an opportunity to discuss the practical details of your separation in a calm and non-confrontational environment.

It also replaces the emotionally charged setting of a divorce court, which often serves as a way of driving a further divide between you and your former partner.

Collaborative law is governed by a Collaborative Agreement. This is signed by both parties and their lawyers and, importantly, prevents those same lawyers from representing their clients in court should an agreement not be met. This means that everyone will be committed to making the process a success.

Constructive Negotiation

Our Constructive Negotiation solicitors in Frome can bring you and your former partner together to engage in round-the-table discussions which aim to help you reach an out-of-court settlement.

The process works by encouraging you to have in-depth discussions about your personal situation and the unique circumstances relating to your divorce. From here, a tailored strategy can be arranged which helps you to reach the best possible solution in a non-acrimonious manner.

The Constructive Negotiation process help you to get to grips with what you want to get out of the divorce or separation, as well as allowing you to better understand what your former partner is looking to achieve. This ultimately removes the potential for miscommunication and misunderstandings.

Family meditation

Family mediation shares similarities with the previous two approaches, though there are some distinct differences. During mediation sessions, you and your former partner come together to identify the issues preventing you from reaching an agreement, with the assistance of a neutral family mediator.

The mediator’s role is to mediate and nothing more. They help to guide the discussions and keep everybody on the same page, but they do not offer and specific legal advice, nor do they side with either party.

Court litigation

Our divorce and separation solicitors in Frome will always take every possible step to reach an agreement out of court, it is not always possible. Sometimes, there may be situations where heading to court is the only way of achieving a positive result.

For that reason, we can work alongside you to guide you through the entire litigation process, offering robust representation to ensure that you achieve a positive outcome.

Get in touch with our divorce and separation solicitors in Frome

To arrange an initial meeting with our divorce solicitors in Frome, whether that be in person or electronically, please give us a call or use our simple online enquiry form to request a call back.