When facing the breakdown of a marriage, the thought of sorting out the practical details, such as separating your finances and making arrangements for children, can be overwhelming. However, with the right legal support, getting these matters resolved can be relatively straightforward.
Stephen Rimmer Solicitors has a team of highly regarded divorce lawyers in Hastings who offer clear, compassionate legal advice and practical support for every part of the divorce process. We can help you get the right arrangements in place for you and your loved ones, allowing you to move on as soon and as smoothly as possible.
How we can help you with divorce & separation in Hastings
Our Hastings divorce lawyers offer sensible, pragmatic support for matters including:
- Initiating divorce proceedings
- Responding to a divorce petition
- Divorce finances
- Arrangements for children
Why choose our divorce lawyers in Hastings?
Your situation and what you need from your divorce are unique to you. We will listen to you and provide tailored advice to help you get the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones from your divorce.
Our team has achieved Law Society accreditation for Family Mediation and Children Law. We have very high customer satisfaction rates, with a large percentage of our new business coming via recommendations from current and former clients.
We take a non-confrontational, constructive approach to divorce wherever possible. Many of our team are members of family law network Resolution and we follow the Resolution Code of Practice with the goal of removing unnecessary conflict from divorce.
Book a free 30-minute consultation with our divorce solicitors in Hastings
We offer a free, no obligation 30-minute chat with one of our specialist divorce lawyers in Hastings to all new clients.
To arrange your initial consultation, you can:
How we can help with divorce advice in Hastings
Divorce proceedings in Hastings
Our divorce solicitors in Hastings can help with initiating and responding to divorce proceedings, making sure all documents are completed fully and accurately. This minimises the risks of avoidable delays and additional expense.
We can also make sure key stages, such as applying for the decree nisi and decree absolute, are carried out promptly, helping your divorce to go ahead as quickly and smoothly as possible.
We can also advise you on you on dealing with defended divorce proceedings and domestic abuse-related divorces.
Divorce and finances advice in Hastings
Our Hastings divorce lawyers are experts in dealing with the financial side of a separation. We can generally help clients to divide their finances in a fair way that meets both parties needs without resorting to court proceedings. However, where court action is required, we can provide firm representation to protect your financial interests.
We have particular expertise in matters such as working out what happens to the family home, seconds homes and other property, as well as pension sharing, business ownership, dealing with international assets and the application of pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.
Find out more about our divorce financial settlements services.
Child arrangements advice in Hastings
Our divorce solicitors in Hastings are highly skilled in navigating the delicate issues surrounding children and divorce. We can help you to balance your rights as a parent against your children’s best interests, getting you the best outcome for your whole family.
In most cases, we are able to help parents make arrangements for their children through mutual agreement, but where required, we can assist with applying for Child Arrangement Orders.
We can also assist with issues, such as decisions about schooling and relocating with children after divorce.
Find out more about our child arrangements services.
Divorce mediation in Hastings
Several of our Hastings divorce lawyers are trained mediators who can help you negotiate the details of your divorce in a non-confrontational way. This can allow you to avoid the need for contentious court proceedings, saving time, legal costs and stress.
One of our mediators in Hastings can act as a neutral third party to help you and your ex-partner talk through the practical issues you need to resolve in a constructive way over a series of meetings (usually three to five). This approach is commonly used for both divorce financial matters and arrangements for children.
Find out more about our family mediation services.
Our divorce advice fees in Hastings
Fixed fee divorce in Hastings
We can handle some aspects of divorce proceedings on a fixed fee basis where appropriate e.g. preparing and responding to divorce petitions and holding individual sessions of mediation. This means you will know the cost of dealing with a specific matter in advance.
Hourly rates for divorce advice in Hastings
For more complex matters, we will typically charge according to an hourly rate based on the level of expertise required. We will provide a realistic estimate of costs upfront, including the hourly rates charged by everyone we expect to work on your case.
Find out more about our hourly rates and the way we charge for our work.
Divorce resources in Hastings
Hastings County Court and Family Court
This is the local family law court for people in Hastings and the surrounding area. It hears cases related to matters including:
- Domestic violence
For more information, including opening times, please refer to the Hastings County Court and Family Court webpage.
Speak to our divorce solicitors in Hastings
Our divorce solicitors in Hastings work with clients all across East Sussex, including Bexhill-on-Sea, Hailsham, Polegate, Battle, Pevensey and St Leonards-on-Sea.
To arrange a free, no obligation 30-minute interview with our team, you can:
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