Why Choose Manak for Your Family Needs?

Empathy

We appreciate the psychological and physical stress the breakdown of any relationship can cause. Therefore, we have developed a specialist family department which provides understanding, effective advice and representation.

Experts

We strive to adopt the best way of resolving problems which could be through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and as a last resort, litigation. We have extensive experience across all of these solutions.

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We guarantee every single file we work on is overseen by a qualified Solicitor. This is not something all of our competitors will offer you.

The Divorce Process

Getting divorced is a difficult decision. But it is fairly common, with the latest ONS data revealing there were 108,421 divorces in 2019. The breakdown of a relationship is already likely to cause stress, so dealing with the legal fallout on top of that can feel like an insurmountable task. 

Understanding the divorce process can help to make sense of your situation. Divorce solicitors are here to help you during times in which the security of your family or relationship is shaken.

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Current Grounds for Divorce

Divorce proceedings are started by filling a divorce petition at court. It’s the initial court document for applying for a divorce. You can’t file for a divorce until you’ve been married for at least one year.

Before filing, you also need to consider the grounds for divorce. These will need to be specified as part of the divorce process. Under the one legal ground for divorce, which is that a marriage has irretrievably broken down and cannot be saved, there are five reasons (often referred to as the five facts) which are used to establish the breakdown of the marriage.

These are:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour, including:
    • Physical violence
    • Verbal abuse, such as insults or threats
    • Drunkenness or drug-taking
    • Refusing to pay towards shared living expenses
  • Desertion (if your spouse left you for at least 2 years before you apply for divorce)
  • You’ve been separated for more than two years (with agreement)
  • You’ve been separated for more than five years (without agreement)

Source: GOV.uk

Unreasonable behaviour was the most common reason for couples divorcing in 2019. It’s often used as a bit of a catch-all for couples who want to get divorced. A solicitor will be able to explain what’s needed to establish proof for each of the five reasons.

The Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill explained

For years, the law didn’t have an option for couples who grow apart and want a divorce before they’ve been living apart for two years. For many, waiting this long can be a real struggle. Divorce law has also been focused on the idea of one party being at fault in order to get a separation.

There’s been much talk of a reform to include no-fault divorces, which would allow couples to divorce mutually without blaming each other. The Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill, advocating no-fault divorce amongst other reforms, received Royal assent and became an Act of Parliament on 25 June 2020.

Although it’s not expected to come into effect until autumn 2021, it’s the biggest shake up of divorce laws in 50 years. Key changes include:

  • The move towards a no fault divorce, allowing one spouse or the couple to jointly make a statement of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
  • Stopping one spouse from contesting a divorce if the other party wants one, as the statement of irretrievable breakdown would be conclusive evidence for the court to make a divorce order.
  • The introduction of a minimum reflection period of 26 weeks to confirm the marriage has broken down, eliminating the need to prove adultery, unreasonable behaviour, or go through a period of separation before divorcing.
  • Simpler language to help individuals better understand the divorce process:
    • Decree nisi will be replaced with Conditional Divorce Order
    • Decree absolute replaced with Final Divorce Order

These are welcomed changes which should provide opportunities for couples to amicably end their marriage and reduce the impact that assigning fault can have on couples and their children. The reform will bring divorce laws more in line with the realities of modern relationships.

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How Divorce Proceedings Work

Every divorce has its own challenges and a solicitor will work towards the best outcome for you, but it can help to understand the rough timeline of a divorce case: 

Filing for divorce

You must complete a divorce petition form, along with details such as names and addresses of spouses and any children from the marriage. Under current laws, you’ll also need to provide the grounds of divorce. You’ll need copies of this form and will pay a court fee of £550 to begin divorce proceedings when you submit your petition to your nearest family law court.

 

Responding to a divorce petition 

If your partner has filed for divorce from you, you’ll receive a copy of the divorce petition form.

You can:

  • Agree with the divorce petition and return an acknowledgement of service form to the court within eight days.
  • Disagree with the divorce petition and return an acknowledgement of service form to the court, filling in the part which confirms you are defending the divorce. You have 21 days after submitting this form to explain why you’re defending the divorce. This is known as giving an answer, and you may have to pay a court fee. 
  • Disagree with the divorce petition and also start your own divorce proceedings. 

Court hearing

If a divorce petition has been defended, or both partners issue their own divorce proceedings, the court will typically hold a hearing. The purpose is for both parties to attend and reach an agreement. 

 

Applying for decree nisi (to be Conditional Divorce Order under new rules)

If you received an acknowledgement of service form from your spouse agreeing to your divorce petition, you can apply for a decree nisi. 

A decree nisi is the first stage of the two-part divorce order which will dissolve your marriage. It’s a document which confirms the court is happy you’ve met the legal and procedural requirements for divorce.

If your spouse defends the divorce, you can still apply for a decree nisi. You’ll need to fill in section B of the form, which requests a case management hearing before a judge. They will decide whether to grant a decree nisi or not. 

Applying for decree absolute (to be Final Divorce Order under new rules)

Six weeks after you have received your decree nisi, you can apply for the decree absolute. This will legally end your marriage. The six weeks gives you time to make arrangements for finances and children, although it can be delayed up to around 12 months.

Once the court has your application and finds no errors, you and your former partner will receive a decree absolute.

Why Choose Manak Solicitors for your Divorce?

When you’re navigating the end of a relationship, you want to work with a solicitor who makes you feel comfortable. We understand that law firms can typically be a bit intimidating. We’re here to change that. You can visit our offices in Kent and London, or we hold meetings over the phone or via Zoom. We offer support in all areas of practice in English, French, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

We have multiple accidentations, including Advanced Family accreditation from the Law Society, and hold ourselves to high standards. Our team is here to provide you support and advice that’s easy to understand. We want to deliver the best outcome for you. But don’t just take our word for it: 

Amanda “AJ” Rigg
Amanda “AJ” Rigg
09:37 16 Jun 21
I would highly recommend. They offer a first class service. From the moment you walk through the door.I was lucky to have Samir Moftah assist me who was professional,efficient, very polite,knowledgeable and put my mind at ease.
Rush Singh
Rush Singh
09:35 11 Jun 21
Have used them previously for conveyancing, exceptional service fast and very informative. Needed settlement agreement signed this time, SAMIR was a great help, very polite and professional, i didnt have to to anything. He rang my employer and sorted it all, i just had click once on DOCUSIGN and all done. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thanks
Gary Sparks
Gary Sparks
16:08 08 Jun 21
We have been fortunate to have had dealings with Manak Solicitors whom have represented both buyers and sellers with conveyancing requirements over many years now - We have found them to be very efficient and helpful with enquiries raised and they always respond back to us efficiently. We would not hesitate in recommending them to any potential purchaser, or seller. (Key Property Consultants- Penge).
Joseph Burke
Joseph Burke
07:58 07 Jun 21
Exceptional client focused solicitors which I have used for many years
J. Mattu
J. Mattu
00:27 01 Jun 21
I contacted Manak with an issue and was put through to Samir. He was professional, personable and constantly reassuring. Highly recommended.
brianna hall
brianna hall
15:24 28 May 21
Following an unfortunate situation, I received a court summons for travelling without a train ticket. I reached out to Samir Moftah at Manak Solicitors for help with my case. With a court date set for just over a week's time, Samir worked extremely quickly to try and resolve the situation. From the first consultation, he reassured me that he would do everything within his power to get me the best result. He was extremely professional and managed to secure a settlement for me within 3 days despite the complications with my case. I would recommend that anybody facing the same situation reach out to Samir Moftah. If anybody can help, it is him. Thank you once again for your services.
Glenn Matthews
Glenn Matthews
12:08 27 May 21
Samir was excellent assisting me an employment issue
DS GO
DS GO
10:36 27 May 21
Best solicitor we have ever dealt with. Very responsive, knowledgeable, most understanding and very professional. Special thank you to Samir, Sandeep and Mr Manak. I highly recommend them.
Rosemary Dean
Rosemary Dean
21:13 17 May 21
Samir Moftah was very professional and supportive thank you.
lara marcante
lara marcante
15:47 14 May 21
I had a quite complicated employment case. I spoke with solicitor Samir Moftah. He gave me very useful advice. I wish I could be in better financial position to appoint him to dispute my case for me. He was professional, kind and knowledgeable .
Loren Wilks
Loren Wilks
16:27 20 Apr 21
I had the pleasure of working with Aneeta Kang & Khaila Reid for just over a year whilst they supported me with my divorce. The advice provided was clear and concise, with a responsive and empathetic approach to a very stressful period of my life. I'd definitely recommend their services.
Robert Kingman
Robert Kingman
15:05 20 Apr 21
found Manak solicitors and particularly Surinder extremely helpful! with a no nonsense efficient approach. They managed my problem very quickly and at a very reasonable cost.
Haleema Mahajuodeen
Haleema Mahajuodeen
08:06 09 Apr 21
A legal dispute spanning over two years was a traumatic experience.I was lucky enough to have Ms Mali Smith at Manak Solicitors on my side. She was professional, attention to detail, a good listener (the best I have met with) and was easily approachable. Her diary was a perfection, I never had to follow up.The two words missing in her vocabulary were NO and CAN'T.I cannot thank Ms Smith enough for being a brilliant solicitor and an amazing person.
Ryan Warner
Ryan Warner
13:48 29 Jan 21
I had a problem with a commercial lease and break clause, which involved a business partner and a landlord in a shop premises in Bexleyheath.A document was made for me to sign before i left the lease and shop which i didn't understand too well. After contacting Surrinder at manak solicitors, he strongly advised me to not sign it as there was a clause in there that would still make me a guarantor for the lease over the next 7 years. Which in effect could of ruined me years down the line.He walked me through each step and told me what had to be done, it took a while to complete over 6 months but this was due to problems with the landlord and their solicitor. Surrinder and his team handled my case in a very professional manner, getting me out of the lease liability completely with any issues i may of had with my ex business partner.I cant thank them enough, if i hadn't sought their legal advice and used their services i would be in a very different position right now.Many thanks to all the team at The Gravesend and Orpington Branches.
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis
17:06 27 Jan 21
I cannot thank Aneeta and Khaila enough for their help and support through what was a very difficult and stressful divorce process.
Pradeep Atluri
Pradeep Atluri
13:17 10 Dec 20
I can't thank Manak enough for dealing with a very sensitive family matter; all I can say is I wouldn't be as happy as I am today without their profesional support, special thanks to Aneeta.
Julia Liu
Julia Liu
11:20 04 Dec 20
Very pleased with the service from Ebru and Lauren. Will definitely recommend and use them again in the future.
dawn desson
dawn desson
09:48 11 Nov 20
I received Manak's details from MSE, so was confident that the service would be good, and we were not disappointed. Nosheen is very friendly, helpful and informative, and took us through the process of drafting our wills very efficiently. Nosheen answered all of our questions with professionalism and courtesy. We had a lot of questions, to make sure everything we were advised, was what we actually needed and Nosheen provided this. No matter how silly you may think your question is, please ask. I'm glad I did. Thank you Nosheen and the team. Dawn
Elliott Ward
Elliott Ward
15:24 10 Nov 20
Many thanks to Nosheen for the support in gaining a Grant of Probate. I knew I had reached the limit of my knowledge on the matter and Nosheen was very helpful in explaining what needed to be done, responsive to emails, and concluded matters exactly to her estimated timetable. Highly recommended.
Shivani Hayer
Shivani Hayer
19:38 21 Oct 20
I dealt with Manak Solicitors for a family matter and was really pleased with the services offered and their professionalism. Aneeta looked after our matter discretely and promptly to resolve it, would highly recommend using them.
Fatos Bater
Fatos Bater
18:08 19 Oct 20
Seyma Koca
Seyma Koca
18:24 16 Oct 20
I have recently instructed Ebru to take care of sale and purchase, the process is going soo smooth. Lauren and Ebru have been extremely hepful, would highly recommend.
Murat Yavuz
Murat Yavuz
18:14 16 Oct 20
I instructed Ebru for my late Mother’s sale, i needed a quick turnover. Ebru and Lauren have been fantastic! I could get through to the team when ever i called. I had someone to turn to when ever i had a question.Good work girls would highly recommend.
Sefa Keles
Sefa Keles
17:56 16 Oct 20
I previously called Manak solicitors in order to request a quote. I was contacted by Ebru and she was very helpful and explained the whole process in detail. We are currently in the process and Ebru has been providing me with constant updates, i would highly recommend her and the team.
Natalie Parker
Natalie Parker
13:43 16 Oct 20
The conveyancing team in Orpington are really friendly and professional and have been really helpful with the sale of my house. I would definitely recommend them in the future .
Amber Burton
Amber Burton
09:45 16 Oct 20
I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Khaila and Aneeta in the family department. They are extremely friendly and professional and I cannot fault the service that I have received. Thank you.
priyen patel
priyen patel
09:18 16 Oct 20
Manak solicitors helped with a family matter. They were sympathetic to the situation but also very professional and efficient. Thank you so much
Shannon Reid
Shannon Reid
09:11 16 Oct 20
I want to say a special thank you to Khaila & Aneeta in the family department that dealt with my circumstances swiftly and efficiently. Thank you for doing a great job and keeping me informed throughout the process.
Jemini Parmar
Jemini Parmar
09:04 16 Oct 20
I recently received guidance and support from Aneeta at Manak and I could not be any happier. She was understanding and empathetic. If you need someone who gets the ball rolling with a positive outcome then I highly recommend Aneeta.
Tom Moore
Tom Moore
08:57 16 Oct 20
I am so very grateful for the family team at Manak. Aneeta and Khaila were very professional throughout and got me the best settlement I could ask for in my divorce. Thank you again!
Amen G
Amen G
08:50 16 Oct 20
Special thank you to Aneeta for her friendly and professional attitude during a stressful time.
Amy Roberts
Amy Roberts
08:49 16 Oct 20
A massive thank you to Ebru and Lauren for being so helpful with the recent completion of my sale running smoothly even in these unprecedented times
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
06:03 16 Oct 20
I used Manak for the sale and purchase of my home. They were very quick with response and very professional. Would definitely recommend and will be using them again.
Google User
Google User
22:10 15 Oct 20
I was very happy with the service provided by my solicitor Ebru and her secretary Lauren for my recent transaction. She was very helpful and professional when dealing with my transaction.
HenleyJessica
HenleyJessica
19:45 15 Oct 20
I recently sold my house with Manak and can’t thank Lauren and Ebru enough for their help. Thank you
Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson
19:38 15 Oct 20
Georgia was Professional , efficient and very helpful , will definitely use this company again if required
Ben Barker
Ben Barker
17:13 15 Oct 20
I don’t tend to write reviews but wanted to say thanks to Lauren and Ebru. I am very satisfied with the service they provided with my remortgage
Joshua Foreman
Joshua Foreman
13:01 15 Oct 20
Thank you to the conveyancing team in Orpington for always being helpful and efficient
Piffany Hurd
Piffany Hurd
08:05 15 Oct 20
Georgia always updates you on the progress and actually speaks to you herself rather than leaving to the secretary
Emily Thornton
Emily Thornton
07:37 15 Oct 20
I don't usually complete reviews but i feel that Georgia deserves praise , She is friendly, efficient, diligent and provided great service.
Amanda Pauley
Amanda Pauley
22:08 14 Oct 20
Was very helpful and professional with my circumstances. Thank you
Bethany S
Bethany S
18:55 14 Oct 20
I had Georgia and Kirstie take care of my move and Even with this pandemic going on they made me feel comfortable and It was a easy process with them. They took care of everything. They was brilliant.
Thomas Furst
Thomas Furst
15:08 14 Oct 20
I had Georgia and Kirstie take care of my move and can't thank them enough. Even though there was a pandemic going on they stepped up and carried on. It was a smooth and easy process with them. They took care of everything. Couldn't of asked for better people to handle it.
Sam Ward
Sam Ward
11:41 14 Oct 20
The conveyancing team, Orpington office were very helpful and provided a top quality service for my recent purchase. Just a thankyou to praise them for all their hard work, especially during this current climate. Will definitely use them again.
Talitha Gadd
Talitha Gadd
10:49 14 Oct 20
I have been using Manak sols for the sale and purchase of my property. They have been extremely helpful and really made the whole process run smoothly. Both Lauren and Ebru were very professional and gave me constant updates
Syed Abrar
Syed Abrar
10:18 14 Oct 20
I recently engaged the services of this firm to help in a legal matter. The solicitor Nosheen was very helpful and offered sage advice in what was a very tricky situation. I hope (in a good way) never having to use their services again, but if I did, they would be the first door I would (virtually in these socially distanced times) knock on!
Amy Reehal
Amy Reehal
09:53 14 Oct 20
I am exceptionally pleased with Georgia Drury. She has made my transaction so easy and has been a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again in future. Thank you Georgia!
Heathcliffe Johnson
Heathcliffe Johnson
13:05 13 Oct 20
I called Manak to discuss my conveyancing requirements on a Wednesday. I gave them my details and was told someone would call me back the same day but no one did. I then called again on the Friday to nudge them and was told again someone would definitely call me back that same day and no one has made any effort to return my call.
Frank
Frank
19:31 02 Oct 20
I have used Manak solicitor numerous times on domestic and commercial cases and I’m very pleased to say that I have been very impressed each time I use them to represent my legal side and ticking all the positive boxes and I highly recommend them very professional extremely friendly firm thank you Jas and Sandeep 10/10.
min Martin
min Martin
12:31 26 Sep 20
Very kind very helpful. Gave good advise.
Bhaskar Bora
Bhaskar Bora
06:13 13 Sep 20
Sev Menderes
Sev Menderes
13:05 28 Aug 20
Nosheen is one of the best solicitors I have had the pleasure of meeting.She is very professional. Nosheen always returns your calls and responds to emails promptly. She is very helpful and easy to talk to and always happy to explain anything I didn't understand. Since meeting Nosheen I have used other solicitors within Manaks relating to other services I required and would not use anyone else but Manaks.
ollie bilding
ollie bilding
13:39 31 Jul 20
Aneeta has been excellent at handling a matter for me. She has been very precise, professional and reassuring. This is a situation I have been dreading for quite some time but have been made feel at ease by the way Aneeta has handled it. I couldn't recommend her and the whole business enough.
Niki
Niki
14:25 24 Jul 20
Rachel Bealing
Rachel Bealing
09:01 24 Jul 20
Under very difficult personal circumstances Nosheen and colleagues at Manak were supportive, professional and reassuring. I felt completely comfortable in their professional ability and would definitely recommend.
Da Veiga Family Worship
Da Veiga Family Worship
16:29 02 Jul 20
The team were very responsive and I experienced a very smooth and fast process. Very down to earth and professional team. Highly recommend.
Adnan Safdar
Adnan Safdar
13:05 25 Apr 20
Nosheen Bukhari was amazing and I would recommend her and Manak Solicitors to anyone. Keep up the outstanding work.
Awk Ward
Awk Ward
17:20 25 Mar 20
Nosheen arranged my will and made it super easy. Thank you.
A Better Place
A Better Place
08:02 18 Mar 20
Geat experience from start to finish. It was a difficult time however Aneeta made it all seamless.
Nicole Oo
Nicole Oo
20:37 16 Mar 20
Thank you so much to Aneeta Kang in the family department who helped me through a difficult divorce. I was dreading the whole process but she remained positive, empathetic and was absolutely amazing throughout. I highly recommend her, thanks again.
Rothna Begum
Rothna Begum
20:36 16 Mar 20
Aneeta Kang (from the family department) listened carefully and provided clear, thoughtful, and relevant advice that took into account the complexity of my situation. All of my dealings with the firm were handled with sensitivity and respect. I would definitely recommend the services of Manak solicitors Orpington to all my friends and family. Thank you again for the amazing service!
Nishat Hassan
Nishat Hassan
19:25 16 Mar 20
An exceptional and very professional service from this firm especially due to the care of Aneeta Kang and the family department in Orpington. Can’t thank you guys enough for helping me see my children again. Thank you.
Spence
Spence
12:34 16 Mar 20
Aneeta Kang in the family department is amazing! Absolutely above and beyond and an assit to the company.
Gill Monk
Gill Monk
14:52 06 Mar 20
First Class advice and first class service provided by Tony Bertin and his team. Our first experience of such a challenge and the guidance and support was impeccable. Fantastic outcome! Thank you.
Luke B
Luke B
12:05 26 Jan 20
Excellent Law firm, and great service given by Nosheen. She was caring and understanding throughout the whole process especially when dealing with sensitive matters. Having a great solicitor like that makes difficult situations much easier! Would highly recommend.
Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
15:41 13 Jan 20
I have known Nosheen for in excess of 30 years, and not only is she a true friend but also a great professional always seeking to resolve for her clients first. There is no denying her integrity and commitment.
Alex Duckworth
Alex Duckworth
20:35 11 Jan 20
I was probably one of Nosheen Bukhari first clients and from the beginning I was totally impressed with her wonderful attitude, knowledge and care towards her clients. Nosheen was a delight to be associated with and the way she handled my case cannot be criticised
nadia abrar
nadia abrar
19:03 11 Jan 20
Received a 5 star experience from my solicitor Nosheen Bukhari who dealt with writing a will for me. I felt she had my best interests at heart and efficiently completed my requests. She is highly knowledgeable in her field and felt instantly I could trust her advice. Thank you once again, I will definitely be recommending Manaks to friends and family.
Mark Dubery
Mark Dubery
10:41 03 Nov 19
I used Manak for the sale of my property in Orpington. I can't fault them. Friendly, easily contactable, professional and so refreshingly different from other solicitors I've had to deal with. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
Emmanuel Shodunke
Emmanuel Shodunke
01:22 23 Oct 19
Dealing with Manak solicitors was simple and easy. I had a great team with me which made the process of purchasing my first home easy. They were well organised and individually very professional. I would definitely be recommending their service to others.
Lingjuan Ma
Lingjuan Ma
15:27 17 Oct 19
We have used the conveyancing service twice so far. Jas, Michael Hall and the team have provided a great service.
Manjit S Deol
Manjit S Deol
15:14 08 Oct 19
Laty “R Latifa”
Laty “R Latifa”
08:34 14 Jul 19
terry ng
terry ng
12:05 24 May 19
Adam Hoskins
Adam Hoskins
09:10 08 Feb 19
A thoroughly professional experience with a friendly reassuring approach. We couldn't be happier and would not hesitate in recommending Manak to anyone in need of legal services.
James Foyle
James Foyle
16:00 05 Feb 19
We used Manak when purchasing our first house. Cannot fault their service from start to finish. Highly recommended! Thank you!
Sarah Mccarthy
Sarah Mccarthy
15:29 07 Dec 18
Kent Contracts
Kent Contracts
16:56 01 Dec 18
I would like to thank Kemesha and Lucy with their help in the disposal of a lease, they were professional and courteous through this difficult process and would not hesitate in recommending them
Jen V
Jen V
08:52 28 Nov 18
Great experience of using Manak’s for conveyancying. Jas and Charley were brilliant and massive thanks to Jas for getting us exchanged on a day I didn’t think it would be possible! Would thoroughly recommend.
Muhammad Farooq
Muhammad Farooq
12:12 16 Nov 18
I am very very please to receive conveyancing by Manak Solicitors. I recommend Manak Solicitors to all friends and families. Great Services and great people.
M M
M M
18:19 09 Nov 18
Highly professional team providing superior service from start to finish. I particularly appreciate how my solicitor, Jas Jandu, builds up rapport with his individual clients. Charley, one of his assistants, has been especially efficient and thorough in handling any queries. Have used on 3 previous occasions and will happily continue to do so.
Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes
07:53 03 Nov 18
Ana Stanciu
Ana Stanciu
15:24 17 Oct 18
We want to say big Thank you to Jas and the whole team from Manak Solicitors for all their commitment and the excellent service provide to us .
david witney
david witney
21:11 31 Aug 18
I work for a local estate agent and have clients that use Manak solicitors for their conveyancing. Jas is always available to answer questions and give advice.He also understands how important it is for agents to keep all parties involved in the transaction updated and will do his best to work within a timeframe that works for all.Great service
Ben Armstrong
Ben Armstrong
14:10 17 Aug 18
Having to go through such a difficult phase in my life, this process was simplied and made easy by Aneeta. I don't think I could have found a better person to defend me than her. I don't want anyone to go through what i have been through however if anyone finds themselves in the same position, I'd recommend Aneeta with 100% confidence.
Fifi B
Fifi B
09:44 01 Aug 18
Absolutely fabulous firm on the high street. Very professional - especially Nosheen. Thank you.
Jeyda Menderes
Jeyda Menderes
19:36 15 Jul 18
I contacted Manak’s solicitors when my close friend fell ill and needed to make a will. Nosheen handled the whole process from beginning to end including dealing with the inheritance tax and she did so with efficiency, compassion and kindness. I’m very grateful to have dealt with a superb solicitor and would highly recommend her to anybody.
Dan Willmore
Dan Willmore
21:45 12 Jul 18
A family member used this firm for a sensitive matter and they were so efficient and helpful. They made them feel at ease especially as they were so nervous, and we're so approachable and brilliant from start to finish. A girl called Katie was especially helpful! Would definitely recommend and will use again in future
Sam Truman
Sam Truman
16:08 12 Jul 18
Good service
Pranab Parhi
Pranab Parhi
16:17 28 Jun 18
Very Quick with No hassles. Very friendly staff. Reasonable charges.
Tiffany Daneff
Tiffany Daneff
13:31 20 Jun 18
Ken Mills
Ken Mills
04:05 20 Jun 18
I have used manak solicitors for conveyancing on both selling and purchasing properties! ! I have found that they have a friendly and helpful attitude whilst remaining very professional in their attention to detail and accuracy when supplying information and feedback! Keeping one aware at all times !which helps to ease the frustration !when buying or selling properties . knowing what is going on and keeping your client informed is key to good conveyancing and this is what Jasdeep Singh Jandu, and his assistant charley manage to achieve. I was told by the Estate agent Mr Griffiths that they were the best! That is why I chose manak to do my conveyancing in the first place, and I am very happy I did.Ken mills! ! Former senior project manager for Berkeley Homes east thames division now retired! !
Sunny Dosanjh
Sunny Dosanjh
16:49 15 Jun 18
A huge thank you too one of your staff members Harjot she was amazing to deal with. So professional and understanding. I really felt comfortable with her as she was able to answer all of my queries. She truly is an asset to your company and i will be recommending yourselfs to others in the future. All the best.
Bare Gainz
Bare Gainz
17:13 14 Jun 18
Would highly recommend these solicitors , they were so professional, helpful and friendly when dealing with a friends situation.Katie went above and beyond her duties for her client.Would definitely use their services again !!!
John Mills
John Mills
16:49 14 Jun 18
Anita, Katie and Jyoti provided an incredible service and really helped out in our time of need. Can’t thank you all enough!
George G
George G
16:41 14 Jun 18
A great soliciting firm when time matters!! Aneeta was great and a special thank you to Katie!!
Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott
16:10 14 Jun 18
katie frost
katie frost
16:06 14 Jun 18
Sophie Fox
Sophie Fox
15:59 14 Jun 18
Myself and my family have used Manak for various things and they are always efficient and professional.
Jennette Fox
Jennette Fox
15:49 14 Jun 18
Excellent service, friendly staff
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Aneeta Kaur Kang, Family Director

Aneeta joined Manak Solicitors in 2009 as a trainee Solicitor and trained predominantly in the area of Family Law. Aneeta qualified in 2012, she was promoted to Partner in 2014 and is currently the Head of the Family & Matrimonial Department.

Adella Thomas, Family, Matrimonial & Children Specialist

Adella joined Manak Solicitors in June 2016 and is part of our team of Family Lawyer Specialists. She is a member of Resolution and committed to a constructive resolution of family disputes. 

Sarah Johnston, Family Solicitor 

Sarah joined Manak Solicitors in March 2019 as an Associate Solicitor in our Family Department. Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2009, Sarah has specialised in Family Law and takes an emphatic and conciliatory approach.

FAQs

When you’re navigating the end of a relationship, you want to work with a solicitor who makes you feel comfortable. We understand that law firms can typically be a bit intimidating. We’re here to change that. You can visit our offices in Kent and London, or we hold meetings over the phone or via Zoom. We offer support in all areas of practice in English, French, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

We have multiple accidentations, including Advanced Family accreditation from the Law Society, and hold ourselves to high standards. Our team is here to provide you support and advice that’s easy to understand. We want to deliver the best outcome for you. But don’t just take our word for it: 

How much does a divorce cost?

The cost of a divorce will vary depending on your circumstances. For an uncontested divorce, the person who applies for the divorce (known as the petitioner) could expect to pay £550 for the compulsory court fees and somewhere in the region of £900 for solicitor’s fees.  Defended divorces, when one party objects to the divorce petition, are likely to be more expensive – especially if the parties can’t come to an agreement before going to court.

Find out more about the potential costs of a divorce.

Do I need a solicitor for a divorce?

There is no legal requirement to appoint a solicitor for your divorce. If a couple can reach agreement on how to distribute any financial assets and childcare responsibilities, there may be no need for solicitors.

But a solicitor can guide you through the process and get you the best outcome, especially if your divorce isn’t straightforward. They will make sure all the divorce papers are completed correctly to avoid any unnecessary delay.

Solicitors are highly recommended if you have a contested divorce and can’t reach an agreement with your former partner. It can help to reduce some of the stress. 

How long does a divorce take?

A straightforward divorce can take as little as four to six months. But if there are financial matters to resolve, it could take around a year. Every case varies. 

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