Breaking up is hard… it takes us on an emotional journey that can seem endless – and makes demands on us that can seem impossible to manage.

When you are looking for a local divorce solicitor, you need someone who will be compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental, loyal, highly professional and fiercely supportive.

Whether you have just been served with divorce papers, or you need to know how to begin a divorce, or you are worried about the costs of getting divorced – you need people by your side who truly understand the challenges divorce creates and the impact it has on you and your family.

At Aly Hulme & Associates, our divorce lawyers understand the complex emotions surrounding divorce proceedings. At times you may need us to hold your hand – at other times you may need us to fight your corner. At all times you will be glad to know we are on your side.

Grounds for Divorce in English Law

Legally speaking, there is just one ground for divorce namely the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ and must be established through 1 of 5 facts. Those five grounds are:

  • Adultery - the Respondent has committed adultery and the Petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the Respondent.
  • Unreasonable Behaviour - the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent.
  • Desertion - the Respondent has deserted the Petitioner for a continuous period of at least two years immediately before the start of the divorce.
  • Two years separation by consent - the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years immediately before the start of the divorce and the Respondent consents to a Decree being granted.
  • Separation - the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least five years immediately before the start of the divorce
  • Your divorce process will inevitably involve the need to resolve financial or property issues, often connected with business interests or possibly trusts. You can be assured our dedicated specialist divorce law solicitors are on hand to ensure these aspects are confidently managed and resolved. Their expertise is there for you to draw on as needed – providing seamless expert advice.

    Whether you are instigating the divorce or responding to it, the decisions you need to make will be even more complicated if there are children involved. All our team, many of whom are parents themselves, understand how critical it is that your children are properly considered at all stages.

    Our highly experienced divorce solicitors know the circumstances surrounding every divorce are extremely personal to the individuals involved. That’s why we take time to understand your situation and give expert guidance on the best route to resolution for you.

    With Aly Hulme & Associates, you will receive sensible, realistic advice, designed to help protect your interests. We will work hard to help you resolve everything quickly and efficiently – with an understandable and transparent pricing structure. We are always here to answer any concerns you have. We will be honest about where you stand, answer your questions and talk you through the process.

    Why Choose Aly & Hulme Associates?

    Modern life is hectic. We know you’re busy. we know your hours are often awkward and we know you have enough on your plate. That’s why our founding principle is to help you deal with your legal needs quickly, efficiently and effectively.

    We specialise in dispute resolution and whilst both partners have appeared in Court on thousands of occasions we will strive hard to avoid litigation wherever possible to provide you with a robust and cost-effective service.

  • We are approachable, professional and commercially minded.
  • We cover the South East and North West and will meet you at your convenience.
  • We have policies and procedures to ensure your matter is always taken care of.
  • We will always put your needs first and do our utmost to protect and further your best interests.
  • We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and fully insured for your protection.
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