Unfortunately, divorce is not uncommon in this day and age and can be the cause of many contentious arguments, especially surrounding children and finances. If you are looking to divorce your spouse, receiving legal advice is paramount. It can help to prevent mistakes and avoid conflict where possible.
Out-of-court methods are often a sought method of resolution over court proceedings. Our team at Hains & Lewis have extensive expertise in all manners of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as private negotiation and family mediation. In addition, our solicitors are highly skilled in court litigation and can give proficient and practical advice and guidance where court proceedings are required.
We are proud to be acknowledged for our specialist divorce service. Our team of solicitors in Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Narberth have been awarded the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation.
Our divorce lawyers in Haverfordwest can provide expert advice and guidance on matters including:
- Divorce proceedings
- Financial Remedy proceedings
- Arrangements for children
- Divorce mediation
- Pre and Post nuptial agreements
- Interim spousal maintenance
Plan your journey to visit our Haverfordwest divorce lawyers
There are extensive visitor parking spots available outside the entrance to our office.
We are a short walk away from several bus stops, including Foley Way and Portfield Avenue, which are frequently served by bus routes 301, 311 and 315.
The closest train station to our office is Haverfordwest Train Station. This is around a 20-minute walk away.
Plan your journey
Thinking about visiting the divorce team at our Haverfordwest office? You can plan your journey here.
How our divorce solicitors in Haverfordwest can help you
Divorce law in England and Wales has recently changed with the introduction of no-fault divorce. We recognise the thought of getting to grips with a new process can feel daunting, but we’re here to reassure you that these changes make obtaining a divorce far more straightforward and remove a lot of potential for conflict.
Despite this, it’s still essential to seek guidance from a professional. This helps to ensure problems are avoided and that matters are swiftly handled, especially where there are disputes between partners.
Our solicitors have exceptional experience and knowledge in the field and can provide a straightforward divorce process.
Our Haverfordwest no fault divorce solicitors can help with divorce proceeding matters, including:
- Filing divorce applications
- Responding to divorce applications
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Divorce financial settlements
Deciding what will happen to your finances during a divorce can often be the cause of many disagreements between ex-spouses. Potentially this can be expensive and complicated, so early professional advice is essential.
Our team of experts will provide early and practical guidance relating to the division of property assets, investments, business interests, pensions, farming assets and spousal maintenance.
We also offer flexible funding solutions in respect of legal fees so that, in many cases, you do not have to pay your legal fees until you receive your financial settlement.
Our divorce solicitors in Haverfordwest can provide assistance with the following:
- Negotiating a divorce financial settlement
- Mediation for divorce finances
- Financial order applications
Negotiating a divorce financial settlement
Court is not always needed when it comes to getting a financial settlement. It is feasible to negotiate an arrangement between yourselves.
Our solicitors are seasoned experts in guiding clients through all manner of scenarios concerning their finances in divorce, including those experiencing complex situations.
We will provide clear, tailored advice that completely aligns with your circumstances and situation, ensuring that you receive the outcome you desire while always aiming to avoid needless conflict where possible.
Mediation for divorce finances
Realistically, negotiation does not work for everyone. That’s why a commonly used out-of-court method is family mediation. Our solicitors can assist you with preparing for the meeting by understanding your concerns, wants, and needs whilst ensuring you have a prepared argument ready to present to your mediator and ex-spouse.
Financial order applications
If you and your ex-spouse are unable to make a decision concerning the division of finances through negotiation or mediation, it may be more appropriate to seek direction from a judge in court.
Even where you and your ex-spouse are able to amicably agree on a financial settlement between yourselves, it would be wise to consider a financial order. This will help to prevent future claims from your ex-spouse, as divorce does not automatically sever your financial ties from each other unless a financial clean break order is in place.
For more information about divorce financial settlement matters, see our divorce financial settlement solicitors page.
Arrangements for children
Children are often a parent’s main consideration during a divorce, particularly in relation to where they will live and the amount of contact each parent will have. These matters can often cause disputes between ex-spouses, which can be very damaging for everyone.
At Hains & Lewis, we understand that parents don’t want their parent and child relationship to be impacted by a divorce. That’s why when you instruct our team of specialists, our solicitors will ensure this does not happen, instead helping to create a safe and happy environment for you and your children, despite the circumstances.
Where possible, we will push you and your ex-spouse to attempt to resolve matters out of court through methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). However, we recognise that this is not always possible or realistic, so we also have the skills needed to help draft a robust argument to present to the court. If you prefer, we can deliver the statement on your behalf.
Our solicitors in Haverfordwest can provide their specialist expertise on matters including:
- Where children will reside
- Who children can see and when
- Child maintenance
- Relocation of the child
- Grandparents’ rights
- Changing children’s surnames
Local family law resources for Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest County Court and Family Court
This county and family court deals with matters relating to childcare arrangements following separation.
Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice
Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice can provide free and confidential advice and support for those affected by family law matters, including information relating to rights and responsibilities.
Please see their website for further information regarding their services.
Speak to our divorce lawyers in Haverfordwest
To arrange an initial consultation with our approachable and sensitive divorce solicitors in Haverfordwest, please contact our Haverfordwest office, or you can make an online enquiry, and we will get back to you quickly.