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Divorce Advice & Family Law Consultation in Manchester

Getting a divorce or civil partnership dissolution is a huge decision and probably not one you made lightly. It can be hard to know where to start and you may be worried about the impact on your children or anyone who depends on you. At this time, you might need some initial advice on how to proceed with your divorce and the associated costs of paying for our divorce services.

At Crisp & Co, we can offer a 1-hour initial consultation to talk about how we can help you with your divorce. We will outline your options and provide clear, practical advice about how to move forward with us and what the payment of our fees might look like.

Our divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Manchester have over 20 years of experience helping people get divorced and dissolve their civil partnerships. We specialise in low-conflict, cost-effective resolutions to help our clients move on with their lives as quickly as possible.

To book your initial 1-hour consultation or to enquire about any other family law service we provide, get in touch with our divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Manchester by giving us a call or filling in our online enquiry form.

What to expect during your divorce or family law consultation in Manchester

The purpose of your initial consultation appointment with us will be to obtain basic advice about your legal position so that you can make a decision as to whether you need to instruct our solicitors on a formal basis.

We can arrange your divorce consultation at a time that suits you using whatever method of communication you like. We’re happy for you to come and visit us in our Manchester office (or one of our other offices). Or, we can arrange to have your consultation over the phone or using video link software (such as Zoom or Skype).

During your divorce advice consultation, we will talk about your situation and any particular worries you have (for example, any concerns about co-parenting). We will explain how the divorce or dissolution process works and what your options are, so you have a good idea of what to expect.

Clear on costs

A quote will include a full breakdown of our fees as well as VAT and other expenses such as court fees. We never go outside a quote without speaking to our client first.

We offer flexible hourly rates which will depend on your family law solicitors expertise and experience. You will always be partnered with a lawyer who has the level of expertise you need to succeed in your case.

For more information about our family law fees, please visit our Fees and Paying for our Service page.

A practical approach from friendly family law solicitors

We deliver a warm, welcoming service with the goal of helping you feel comfortable and safe to discuss your situation and any worries you have. This helps us carefully tailor our advice to suit your circumstances and we can help dispel those worries as well.

Whether you want a divorce, a pre-nuptial agreement or co-habitation, are involved in a co-parenting dispute, or have any other family-related problem, we are here to provide all the guidance and emotional support you need.

We will always explain all your options, talking you through the pros and cons of each course of action and being open about the costs involved, so you can make confident decisions about how you want to move forwards.

A team of experienced family law solicitors

Your initial consultation will be with a qualified lawyer who specialises in the particular family law issues facing you. This means you can trust that you will receive the quality of advice you need to make a decision about the best way forward.

Our Family Law team have been independently recognised for our expertise and have received the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation for our skills handling complex family law issues, such as high value divorce cases.

Low-conflict family dispute resolution

We specialise in low-conflict approaches to family law disputes. This means helping people work out family law issues without having confrontational disagreements or arguments, reducing stress and pressure for everyone (while still making sure the outcome is positive for you).

In most cases, we are able to help people resolve matters without going to court by using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or collaborative law.

Our team are members of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals who are committed to helping families find non-confrontational resolutions to family law matters out-of-court wherever possible.

Mediation – we can provide advice about going to mediation. Mediation involves attending meetings with your former partner and a qualified mediator to discuss key issues, such as how to sort out childcare after your divorce. The mediator is not there to take sides or tell you what to do. They will guide your discussions, defuse conflict and help you come to a resolution (if possible).

This tends to be much faster and cheaper than going to court. In a lot of cases, it is even a requirement to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to see whether mediation is right for you before you can apply to court.

Collaborative law - our team includes several qualified collaborative lawyers who can help you amicably resolve a wide range of family law issues. The collaborative law process involves attending meetings with your former partner and your respective collaborative lawyers to discuss and agree key family law issues, such as the division of finances after divorce.

As well as having your collaborative lawyer by your side, you can also invite other professionals such as accountants and financial advisors if agreed upon by both partners. For this reason collaborative law is popular with people who have more complex finances.

What to bring to your consultation with our divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Manchester

There is nothing you must bring to your initial family law and divorce consultation. However, the following documents can be helpful:

  • Your marriage certificate or certificate of civil partnership
  • Any letters or documents sent to you by your spouse or their solicitors
  • Any documents sent to you by a court
  • Your passport or driving licence & proof of address

Book a consultation with our divorce and family law solicitors in Manchester

For legal divorce advice or other family law advice, book your initial consultation today. Get in touch with our divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Manchester by giving us a call or filling in the online enquiry form below.