Defended Divorce

A defended divorce is usually heard in the High Court, although the case can be transferred to a divorce county court.

As a result, it is usually a longer and more complex process than an undefended divorce. Because the case will be heard in court and you will be required to attend in person, you will both need to consult a solicitor.

When the case goes to court, you will also normally need to employ the services of a barrister.

This means that legal fees can be considerable if there are long and complicated disputes that need to be resolved. Wherever possible, both partners should attempt to forge some kind of agreement before going to court in order to minimise legal fees.