DIVORCE SOLICITORS IN CHICHESTER
DIVORCE & SEPARATION – WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
THE COURT PROCESS
Unravelling a marriage of any length is often time-consuming and, whether or not you have children, dealing with the necessary paperwork can be a daunting task.
From issuing an initial petition citing grounds for your separation, through in-depth negotiations over the division of marital assets and the assignment of joint responsibilities, to formalising your settlement and finalising your divorce, the George Ide team will be with you every step of the way.
We’ll give you as much advice and support through the court process as you need, translating legalese into plain English where necessary and ensuring you understand fully all the implications of official court documents, costs orders and financial claims. And we’ll not only handle the paperwork on your behalf – we’ll be by your side in court, too.
With our team on your side, going to court is not your only option. We offer a wide range of non-court family law options and have excellent links with recognised family arbitrators and relationship counsellors.
Mediation is an increasingly popular and cost-effective alternative to the adversarial court process, helping you resolve family disputes outside the more traditional court system. During face-to-face meetings with your spouse, you will be supported by a trained and accredited mediator who, as an experienced family lawyer, also brings to the discussion the benefit of their legal knowledge and expertise.
We work closely with our mediation clients to help find out-of-court solutions that are tailor-made to work for you and your family. Our family department can also provide advice in support of the Family Law Arbitration Scheme.George Ide LLP. We're on your side
If you are anxious about the prospect of facing your soon-to-be ex-partner in court but feel that mediation is not for you, collaborative law may be your best solution. Under this system, you and your lawyers meet face-to-face outside the court environment to negotiate and agree a legally-binding settlement.
We are experienced in the practice of no-court collaborative law and can offer clients expert legal advice throughout the process. We can also advise you whether collaborative law, which demands a firm commitment from all parties not to ask for court intervention, is suitable for your particular circumstances.
Whichever divorce option you choose, the George Ide family department team is on hand to advise and support you, from start to finish.
For more information and to help you decide which divorce process is right for you, call us on 01243 786668, email the family law team at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the team directly using our details as shown on this page.
I can enthusiastically recommend Alice Leadbeatter/George Ide. I was extremely grateful for the clarity of her communications and for demystifying many of the processes. Alice was prompt in her replies and very professional – both of which were appreciated in navigating a difficult time.Jennifer Hudson
I would like to mention my solicitor, Alice Leadbeatter. I have received such great, professional service from her throughout my case. Alice has been so patient and shown enormous empathy towards my situation. I feel I get good, honest advice from her and I feel I definitely have made the right choice of solicitor.Sharon Miles
Dear Alice, thank you for your professionalism, kindness and guidance. It has been an emotional rollercoaster. We feel you have been a shining star in our lives. Alice, you are great asset to your chosen profession and to George Ide LLP. We are privileged to have had you on board.Viv Menecier
Alice was reassuring, kind, easy to talk to, very clear in her advice and very efficient. What more does anyone need?Julia Burchell
Alice was amazing from start to finish, gave me accurate and sound advice. She always kept my expectations to a realistic level, and I would recommend her to anyone in a similar position to me, a credit to George Ide solicitors. I always felt I was dealing with a friend not just a solicitor.Garry Sherrington
Alice has always replied promptly to emails/telephone calls. She was extremely helpful and made the whole process go smoothly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking of a divorce.Nuala Field
Dear Alice. The right sound legal support from yourself has made such a difference to me. Thank you Alice, I have always trusted your advice and couldn’t have asked for more from you.Shari Miles
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