Helping to alleviate the burdens of divorce

Family Solicitors in Portsmouth

Divorce is one of the most common legal processes that we see at Andrew & Andrew when we are acting as family solicitors in Portsmouth. This means that we have lots of experience dealing with all of the various aspects.

Our team is here to support you and offer you practical advice for moving through the processes of divorce. We can help you with the legal and financial burdens, which leaves you free to meet your emotional needs.

Legal

Ending a marriage involves quite a bit of paperwork. There are some fees to pay as well. As your family solicitors in Portsmouth, Andrew & Andrew can help you through the process. It is best to involve us as early as possible so that we can help you make an application for divorce that is supportive of your needs.

Financial

There are a number of financial issues that need to be addressed during divorce. As your family solicitors in Portsmouth, Andrew & Andrew help you assess all the different areas to see which you need to be aware of. These might include:

  • Division of assets – marriages usually involve a lot of shared ownership including bank accounts, pensions, property and other assets. All of these need to be divided fairly and this might not mean a 50/50 split. This process often involves negotiation and an assessment of current and future value, as well as looking at the past and deciding who contributed financially and otherwise to the creation of the assets;
  • Maintenance – this is any financial arrangement that follows the split. It may involve a lump sum, ongoing payment or a combination of both. Maintenance is designed to ensure that both parties benefit equally from the marriage. This often incorporates compensation for the loss of future earnings or financial support for any children.

Emotional

Everyone has their own unique way of processing a divorce. At Andrew & Andrew, we understand that it can be a fraught and often stressful time. We help take care of the legal and administrative issues, when we act as your family solicitors in Portsmouth, so that you can focus on your needs and those of any other family members. We offer practical advice to secure your future.