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Sunrise Solicitors based in London, Manchester & Birmingham are expert divorce lawyers. Our team of divorce lawyers can provide expert legal help and assistance with all matters involving divorce in England & Wales.

You can contact us if you are seeking legal help and assistance for your divorce & financial matter and we will provide fast, friendly and reliable legal services for your divorce matter on affordable fixed fee basis. Our expert team of divorce lawyers can provide fee divorce advice online for your divorce matter.

Divorce and separation is a very difficult decision to make and should never be taken lightly. Our team of divorce & family law solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are aware of the sensitivity in this matter and understand that every individual is in a different situation.

Divorce Services Provided By Our Divorce Lawyers

Our team of divorce lawyers can provide a wide range of legal services for divorce matters which include the following:

Getting Divorced In England & Wales

As expert divorce lawyers in England & Wales, we can provide expert legal help and assistance with your divorce matter.

You can get divorced in England & Wales if all of the following are true:

  • you’ve been married for over a year;
  • your relationship has permanently broken down;
  • your marriage is legally recognised in England & Wales (including same-sex marriage);
  • Either you or your husband/wife is habitually resident in England & Wales. READ MORE

Dissolution Of Civil Partnership

The legal process used to end a civil partnership is called a 'dissolution of civil partnership'. The process of dissolving a civil partnership can be straightforward when both civil partners are on the same page and do not have confrontational approach in dissolving their civil partnership. However, if both civil partners disagree over practical issues such as childcare and financial settlement of assets then the process can be more complex, costly and time consuming. Our expert team of dissolution lawyers in London, Manchester and Birmingham have vast knowledge and experience of dealing with all matters involving dissolution of civil partnership. READ MORE

Divorce Financial Settlement

A divorce financial settlement is an arrangement under which a couple’s assets and financial affairs are separated upon divorce. In England and Wales, the act of divorce itself doesn’t put an end to the financial relationship between you and your partner. To separate your finances, you need to reach a financial settlement and turn that into a court order that is different from the divorce itself.

Obtaining a financial settlement when you’re separating from your partner is important because outstanding financial claims may come back to disrupt your lives even years after your divorce has been finalised.

In England and Wales, even when you’re divorced, you still retain the ability to make financial claims against your ex and vice versa, and there’s no time limit for making these. This is why it’s crucial to put your financial affairs in order and have a binding court order stating what your financial arrangements with your ex husband or wife are. READ MORE

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is maintenance that is paid by a husband or a wife to their former spouse following a divorce and is in addition to the child maintenance. Spousal maintenance is usually paid on a monthly basis and continues either for a defined period (term of years) or for the remainder of the parties’ life (known as a “joint lives order”). Spousal maintenance ends if the recipient remarries or if either party dies. It may be varied or dismissed by the courts on a change in circumstances.

Our expert team of divorce lawyers can provide fast, friendly, reliable and professional legal services in relation to a spousal maintenance matter arising during or after the divorce proceedings. READ MORE

Child Arrangements Orders

As expert divorce and family lawyers in England & Wales, we can provide the required legal help and assistance with child arrangements orders which often arise arise during the divorce proceedings.

Child Arrangements Orders were introduced in April 2014 by the Children and Families Act 2014 (which amended section 8 Children Act 1989). They replace Contact Orders and Residence Orders.

In England and Wales a Child Arrangements Order is a Court Order that sets out details of who is responsible for the care of a child. This type of Court Order is usually used in cases where the parents cannot agree between them how to split the care of their child/children.

A ‘child arrangements order’ decides:

  • where your child lives;
  • when your child spends time with each parent;
  • when and what other types of contact take place (phone calls, for example).

‘Child arrangements orders’ replace ‘residence orders’ and ‘contact orders’. Parents with these orders do not need to re-apply. READ MORE

Divorce Financial Settlement In England After An Overseas Divorce

If you have already been divorced abroad and obtained no financial settlement or the financial settlement made in the other country was inadequate, you may be able to apply to the English Court for a financial settlement order against your former spouse. As expert divorce lawyers in London, we can provide the required legal help and assistance for divorce financial settlement after an overseas divorce.

The English family courts have the ability to grant divorce financial provision even though a divorce may have been previously pronounced abroad and financial provision already made. The purpose of the legislation, known as Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (“Part III”) is to alleviate the adverse consequences of no, or no adequate, financial provision made on divorce by a foreign court in a situation where the parties had substantial connections with England.

There are still some appalling injustices in some countries abroad which is where the English legislation helps to redress some of these cases. It is an opportunity for fairness and justice for some international families. Part III proceedings can also usefully be used where the law of the country where the divorce occurred does not allow orders to be made in respect of offshore property. It can also be used to obtain a pension sharing order in respect of an English pension in circumstances where other issues are dealt with in the foreign divorce and a foreign divorce pension sharing order will have no validity for the English pension company. READ MORE

Fixed Fee Divorce Solicitors

Our expert team of fixed fee divorce & family lawyers in LondonManchesterBirmingham offer professional legal services with very reasonable fixed fees for divorce and family law cases and flexible payment terms for all of our clients. If you cannot afford to pay our fixed fee in full at the time of your instructions, we are happy to accept half of the agreed fixed fee at the time of initial instructions with the balance to be paid via monthly instalments.

Our agreed fixed fee for divorce and family law cases covers all the work until we recieve a written decision for the stage of the divorce or family law matter for which you have instructed us. A Fixed Fee Arrangement is an alternative to the standard hourly rate used by divorce and family law solicitors with a fixed price for each stage of legal work.  Agreed fixed fee is not dictated by the time spent on the case.  The agreed fixed fee gives certainty of legal costs and thus enables you to budget for your lawyer’s fees for divorce and family law matters. Please be advised that our agreed fixed fee does not cover the third party charges e.g. court fees or Barrister's fees.

Contact our fixed fee divorce & family lawyers in LondonManchesterBirmingham who can act for your divorce and family law matter on a fixed fee basis. Our fixed fee divorce and family lawyers can also provide legal services for divorce and family matters remotely through phone/emails/skype and other modern means of communication whereby you do not have to attend our office premises. READ MORE