Divorce Specialist Solicitors
Our Bath divorce lawyers offer empathetic, practical advice and support to help guide you through every aspect of ending your marriage as smoothly as possible, while keeping conflict to a minimum.
We have a strong focus on negotiation and non-confrontational dispute resolution, meaning we can usually sort out even the most complex and contentious divorces without the need for court action. This can save you a significant amount of time, money and stress.
Our divorce team can help you with everything from starting divorce proceedings to responding to a divorce petition, making a financial settlement and agreeing arrangements for children. We have particular expertise with international divorce, divorce for High Net Worth individuals and same-sex divorce.
How our divorce lawyers in Bath can help you
Starting divorce proceedings
We can guide you through the whole process of submitting a divorce petition and navigating the divorce process, helping things to progress faster and more efficiently.
Using our years of experience, our divorce lawyers in Bath can advise you on issues such as what reasons to cite for the divorce in your petition, helping to ensure they are sufficient to satisfy a court, while minimising the likelihood of your spouse choosing to challenge the divorce.
We can also assist with the later stages of the divorce process, such as promptly applying for the decree absolute as soon as you are eligible, enabling your divorce to go ahead as fast as possible.
Responding to a divorce petition
If your spouse has initiated divorce proceedings and you need to respond to a divorce petition, we can advise on what you need to do to move the process forward while protecting your interests. If you are unhappy with the contents of the divorce petition, we can advise you on your options, including submitting your own divorce petition where appropriate.
Our divorce solicitors in Bath have strong expertise in making fair divorce settlements as quickly and simply as possible under even the most challenging circumstances. Using mediation and collaborative law, we are usually able to achieve an amicable settlement without the need for court proceedings.
We have the skills and expertise to handle complex financial situations, including for High Net Worth individuals and where international assets need to be considered.
Arrangements for children
Working out where your children will live and what contact the non-resident parent will have with them is typically the most emotionally challenging part of divorce.
Our Bath divorce lawyers can provide the sensitive, pragmatic support and guidance you need to protect your rights as a parent, while making decisions that match your children’s best interests.
Divorce mediation in Bath
Mediation is the most popular way for sorting out the practical issues surrounding divorce and for good reason. Mediation allows you to keep control of the process of making decisions about your financial settlement and arrangements for children, while keeping conflict to a minimum, as well as saving you time and money.
The process involves you and your ex-partner sitting down for a series of meetings with a trained mediator to discuss the issues you need to resolve and work towards a mutually-acceptable agreement on those issues. The mediator acts as a neutral third-party to guide the discussion, keeping things productive and defusing any potential for conflict.
Our Bath divorce mediators are available for appointments now, so please get in touch to find out more.
Collaborative law for divorce
Collaborative law can be a good alternative to mediation where there are more difficult issues to resolve where you feel it would be beneficial to have your own lawyer on hand to advise you.
You and your ex-partner will meet over several sessions, supported by your respective lawyers, to negotiate the practical details of your divorce. You can also invite other relevant professional experts, such as financial advisors, for help with specific issues. Collaborative law is generally more expensive than mediation, but still usually significantly less costly than court proceedings.
Please contact our collaborative lawyers in Bath to find out more.
Our divorce fees in Bath
We understand that the cost of divorce can be a real concern for many people, so aim to make our fees as clear and transparent as possible, so you know exactly what you are paying for.
Our divorce solicitors in Bath offer a free initial consultation so you can explain your situation and what you need to achieve. We can then provide a tailored quote, including our fees and any third-party costs, such as court fees.
Our divorce fees are calculated based on an hourly rate, which will depend on the level of experience and expertise required to achieve the best results for you under your particular circumstances.
Our divorce cost estimates always include VAT and all standard expenses, meaning the price we quote is as accurate as possible and there should be no hidden surprises later on.
We offer a variety of payment structures to suit your circumstances, including paying in instalments as your divorce progresses, allowing you to keep complete control over the amount you are spending.
To find out more about our divorce fees in Bath, please take a look at our fees and payment options. To book your free initial consultation, please get in touch.
Why choose Crisp and Co divorce lawyers in Bath?
Crisp & Co’s divorce lawyers in Bath have been helping people to navigate divorce and separation for more than two decades. Every lawyer in our team is a specialist in family law and we work with a diverse range of clients, with particular expertise in LGBTQI family law, international divorce and High Net Worth divorce.
Our family lawyers are accredited by the Law Society for Family Law Advanced, recognising our expertise in handling issues such as international and complex asset cases.
Many of our divorce lawyers are members of Resolution – a network of legal professionals committed to non-confrontational dispute resolution – reflecting our expertise in this area.
Crisp & Co is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, reflecting the high quality of legal practice management and customer care we provide.
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Helpful resources for divorce in Bath
Based at the Law Courts on North Parade Road in central Bath, this court hears cases related to matters including divorce, children and domestic violence.
Just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads station in Bristol city centre, this court handles divorce cases for people in Bristol and the surrounding area.
The local citizens advice service for Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) can be accessed through the “One Stop Shop” at the council building on Manvers Street in central on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am – 2pm.
Meetings can also be arranged by appointment at the main office for Citizens Advice BANES on George Street, at the top of Milson Street in Bath city centre.