At Crisp & Co, we understand that divorce and relationship breakdown can be a stressful and emotionally wearing time for everyone involved.
Our goal is to make the process of ending your marriage as painless and stress-free as possible.
Our Clifton divorce lawyers specialise in providing straight-forward, practical advice which is tailored to your individual situation. We are devoted to representing your best interests and helping you get everything you are entitled to.
We value a cooperative and non-combative approach to divorce and separation and offer cost-effective alternative dispute resolution methods which can help you and your ex-partner come to a settlement without needing to go to court.
Our divorce services cover everything from starting divorce proceedings, to negotiating financial settlements, and arrangements for children. We have specific expertise in the areas of international divorce, same-sex divorce, and divorce for High Net Worth individuals.
What our divorce lawyers in Clifton can do for you
Starting divorce proceedings
The first step in getting a divorce is submitting a divorce petition. We can provide clear advice every step of the way to getting your petition filed.
We can advise on matters such as:
- The grounds for divorce, and which approach is right for you.
- How to satisfy the court’s requirements for approving the petition.
- How to minimise the risk of your ex-partner challenging the petition.
We can continue our support throughout the divorce process to ensure your petition is dealt with as efficiently as possible.
Responding to a divorce petition
If you receive a divorce petition from your partner, we can advise on how best to respond in order to protect your interests.
If you disagree with the reasons for which your partner wants to divorce, or you disagree with the divorce altogether, we can provide advice on how to defend the petition or how to submit your own divorce proceedings.
Decisions about children
Making arrangements for children is often the most contentious part of the divorce process. Decisions about where children are going to live, how much contact parents should be entitled to, and decisions about a child’s upbringing are common issues which can lead to disagreement.
We are dedicated to protecting your parental rights and ensuring all decisions are made with your children’s best interests at heart.
We are skilled at helping separating couples come to harmonious agreements which work for all parties involved.
Intervention by our skilled collaborative lawyers and trained mediators can often mean there is no need to attend court, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
We have specialist experience working with complex financial situations, such as High Net Worth individuals or where there are international assets involved.
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution often used in divorce and family disputes to promote cooperation and compromise between separating spouses.
Our trained mediators can offer you professional family mediation in Clifton to help you and your ex-partner come to an amicable agreement which suits the whole family.
The process involves you and your ex-partner attending a series of meetings to discuss any matters or issues which need resolving in order to come to an agreement. The role of the mediator is not to provide advice, but to guide and enable discussion while swiftly defusing any potential conflict.
Mediation tends to be a productive and non-combative method of resolving common divorce issues. It can also be the least expensive option as coming to a voluntary agreement means there is no need for the court to judge your case.
Like mediation, collaborative law is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution designed to help separating couples come to voluntary divorce settlements without going through lengthy court proceedings.
You may choose collaborative law over mediation where you would prefer to have a lawyer present to advise you, such as where there are complex financial matters to discuss.
Our team includes experienced collaborative lawyers who can attend meetings with you, your ex-partner, and their collaborative lawyer to discuss the issues arising out of your divorce and to represent your best interests.
Our fees for divorce matters in Clifton
We know that divorcing can be an uncertain and financially difficult time for many people. That’s why we will always be upfront about our fees so you know exactly what you’re paying for and how much it will cost.
Our Clifton divorce solicitors offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We will then provide you with a tailored quote based on your particular circumstances. To make our fees even clearer, we always include VAT and expenses with our quote.
You can choose from a variety of payment options, including paying in monthly instalments, so you have full control over how you pay your legal fees. For more information, please visit our Fees and Paying for our Service page.
Why Crisp & Co in Clifton are the right divorce lawyers for you
Our expert divorce solicitors have over twenty years’ experience assisting couples with divorce and separation. We always ensure that your lawyer has specific expertise in the issues affecting your case, so you can get the advice you need for the best value possible.
Our family lawyers are Family Law Advanced accredited by the Law Society for our expertise in handling matters such as international and complex assets cases. Crisp & Co is also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our high quality client care and legal practice management.
Many of our team are members of Resolution, a network of family lawyers and other legal professionals who promote methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution as better options than lengthy and often combative court proceedings.