Our team of family law specialists have built a reputation from helping clients through the separation process with ease and efficiency. That’s why you can guarantee you’re in safe hands with our team of dedicated divorce solicitors in Wimbledon.
Our divorce lawyers in Wimbledon can help make your divorce as fast, straightforward and free of conflict as possible, allowing you to avoid the need to go to court in most cases. We aim to minimise conflict during your divorce process, freeing you to move of with your life.
By focusing on non-confrontational methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and collaborative law, we can help you sort out the details of your divorce in a harmonious way while ensuring your best interests stay protected.
We can help you with every aspect of your divorce, from creating or responding to a divorce petition, to reaching a financial settlement and making arrangements for children. With over 20 years experience in divorce law, we have the experience to help you achieve a positive outcome quickly, cost-effectively and with minimal fuss.
Our divorce law services in Wimbledon
We offer an empathetic but practical approach to resolving the legal issues around divorce. Our divorce solicitors can guide you through every aspect of the process of legally ending your relationship and making all of the arrangements you need to plan your future.
If you need to start divorce proceedings or respond to divorce proceedings started by your spouse, we can ensure you take all of the right steps to ensure the process moves ahead smoothly and that your stay legally protected. A key point we can help you with is ensuring that the grounds for divorce cited in the petition are sufficient to satisfy the courts but do not cause unnecessary conflict with your ex.
Our divorce solicitors are highly experienced at helping separating couples to agree amicable financial settlements that provide for both parties’ needs. We can help you agree everything from how joint assets will be divided, maintenance agreements for children and what, if any, maintenance one party will pay to the other. Our goal is to help you harmoniously agree a fair settlement that gives you both the security you need for the future.
Arrangements for children
In any divorce where there are children to consider, deciding where they will live and what contact each parent will have with them can be complicated with a lot of potential for conflict. By focusing on what is best for your children, we can help you come to an arrangement that protects your children’s best interests without compromising your rights as a parent.
Mediation is now the preferred method for arranging the details of most divorces. You will usually need to show that you have attended a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to consider mediation before being allowed to take your divorce to court.
The process involves both spouses meeting with a trained neutral mediator, normally over the course of around 3 sessions. The mediator will encourage you to talk through the issues you need to sort out in a non-confrontational way and help agree a mutually acceptable outcome.
Collaborative law for divorce
Collaborative law is the mostly commonly used alternative to mediation for divorce. Again, the aim is to help you agree a mutually acceptable outcome while keeping conflict to a minimum. This approach revolves around 4-way meetings between you, your spouse and your own individual lawyers, trained in collaborative law.
Collaborative law is often preferred by those with more complicated issues to sort out as it means you have your own legal representative with you during negotiations. This means you have expert legal advice on hand for any details you do not know how to handle and can give you reassurance that your interests are staying protected throughout the process.
Why choose Crisp and Co divorce lawyers in Wimbledon?
Crisp & Co has been helping people with all aspects of divorce in Chelsea and throughout London and the South East since 1996. We specialise exclusively in divorce and family law, meaning every member of our team is an expert in these areas of law.
We are committed to helping you achieve a non-confrontational divorce wherever possible, helping to make it faster, less costly and more harmonious to get divorced. Our standard methods include mediation and collaborative law, which can allow us to resolve all of the key issues surrounding your divorce without the need for you to go to court.
Many of the solicitors in our family law and divorce team are members of Resolution – a network of legal professionals committed to non-confrontational dispute resolution. As a company, we have also achieved Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society, reflecting the high quality of legal practice management and customer care we provide.
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Resources for divorce in Wimbledon
While our divorce solicitors in Wimbledon can guide you through the divorce process itself, we also recommend you reach out to the local community as well as friends and family for the support you need during this time. We have researched some of the local resources available for divorcees in Wimbledon which you will find below.
Divorce Support Groups in Wimbledon
Websites such as MeetUp can be useful in locating divorce support groups in the nearby area. Simply search for Wimbledon in the location and choose the type of group you’re looking for and you will find plenty of groups local to you of people in similar situations who are getting together for comfort, support and fun activities.
The single parents charity Gingerbread provide practical support by organising meet-up groups and workshops across the UK for single parents. By registering for free and using their ‘Groups Map’ you will be able to find nearby groups as well as dates and times of upcoming sessions.
Court Tribunal Finder
By using the Court and Tribunal finder you will be able to locate the nearest family law court to Wimbledon as well as their exact location and contact details.
Citizens Advice Bureau in Wimbledon
The Citizens Advice Bureau in Wimbledon may be of use to you in providing some basic information about divorce, housing and children. For professional advice from family law experts, please call us on 020 3432 1962.