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If you are in the process of getting a divorce, having capable divorce solicitors behind you can be an immense support. As one of the leading divorce solicitors in Kent, Whitehead Monckton has the necessary expertise and understanding to ensure that legal matters relating to your divorce or separation are dealt with as sensitively and professionally as possible.

Divorce Lawyers in Kent

There are many reasons you may be considering hiring a Divorce Solicitor to oversee your divorce proceedings. 

Perhaps the number of factors involved – like pre-nuptial agreements, dividing assets, and child custody – are too overwhelming. Perhaps there have been complications in your DIY Divorce and you want to ensure the conditions of your arrangement are crystal-clear to all parties. Sometimes couples separate without commencing divorce proceedings and simply wish to know the effects of separation and what options are available to them. 

No matter what you need from us, our experienced divorce lawyers will be available to guide you – we pride ourselves on supporting our clients with clear, jargon-free communication, cost effective and an unparalleled service that is free of complications. 

We will tell you what your rights are, draft the necessary documents and deal with the court on your behalf. If you have been served with a divorce petition we can deal quickly with this on your behalf to protect your interests. As part of the process we can also offer advice on parenting arrangements for children following the divorce or separation.

How Our Divorce Solicitors Can Help

As no two cases are the same, the divorce solicitors will look at your circumstances and help you achieve the most suitable outcome, either by negotiating a settlement or, if necessary, using the court system to protect your interests. Due to our experience and expertise from working within the family law field, the involvement of legal experts or barristers is undertaken only when strictly necessary.

Here are some areas or circumstances where the assistance of a Divorce Lawyer can be useful:

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be considered a taboo subject, but this does not mean you should have to tolerate it. We take this area very seriously and we will ensure that the earliest available appointment is made for you. If necessary we can include an immediate attendance at court for suitable protection to be arranged.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you may also find it useful to visit the Men’s Advice Line website or the Women’s Aid website. We’ve also prepared a helpful guide to some of the common questions clients ask concerning The Domestic Abuse Act.

Wills and Succession

Often when people separate from their partner, the very last thing they consider is what impact this would have in the event of their death. We can help you to review your Will in this difficult time, or make one if you do not have one, so you can ensure full control over how your estate will be distributed once you have passed on.

Property Transfers or Sale

Quite often the family home will be the largest asset you and your partner own and it is important that you understand how you own that property. We aim to simplify the process of dividing assets as much as possible, and this includes helping you to deal with shared properties without any wasted expenses.

Dividing Pensions and Investments

Where expert financial advice is required on issues such as valuations of partnerships, companies, pensions and investments, we have a panel of financial advisors and investment managers to call upon through our partnership with Raymond James Kent. In addition, we also have three qualified and highly experienced mediators and collaborative lawyers who can work to find a solution for you. 

Alternatives to Divorce

If you only wish to understand what your options are, we are available to discuss these with you and help you come to the most appropriate solution. Solutions like judicial separation and separation agreements can also help to establish clear boundaries between separated couples, so some of our clients prefer them to divorce.



Divorce Lawyers to Rely on with Whitehead Monckton

The ending of a marriage can have an enormous impact on the individuals involved and their loved ones. At Whitehead Monckton, our approach is designed to minimise the anxiety and distress a break-up can cause as much as possible.

For example, the financial aspects of divorce or separation can often give rise to more concern than the divorce or separation itself. Having fully understood your financial circumstances, our divorce advisors will talk you through all of the options available to you. All of our divorce solicitors are members of Resolution and are therefore committed to a non-confrontational approach to resolving family problems.

If you would like to speak to a specialist divorce solicitor in Kent, please call your local Whitehead Monckton branch (we have divorce lawyers in Maidstone, London, Canterbury, and Tenterden) to discuss your circumstances. Our family law team are highly experienced and can offer expert advice on all areas relating to separation and divorce.

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