If you live in Cambridge then usually you would file a divorce petition in Cambridge County Court at 197 East Street, Cambridge CB1 1BA. The court office is open from 10am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays only. The court staff are renowned for being approachable, knowledgeable and friendly. Whilst they are not allowed to give legal advice they can explain the procedural steps and provide free copies of court forms (tip: no need to pay for them online!) or Click Here to download them here for free. For example a divorce petition is called FormD8 and can be found here and downloaded by Clicking Here>>
If you are not sure your marriage or relationship is at an end then the local Relate offices are at 3 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 8BB 01223 357424 http://www.relatecambridge.org.uk/
The excellent Resolution website at www.resolution.org.uk is a rare thing for internet divorce resources being accurate and reliable. Resolution has created fantastic information meetings for separated parents called Parenting After Parting and you can click on the link here to find the full details and to listen to the interview on Radio 4 on Parenting After Parting during Jenny Murray’s Woman’s Hour.
For Parenting After Parting workshops in Cambridge then use this link to click on the booking form or to hear the BBC Radio Cambridge radio interview http://www.resolution.org.uk/editorial.asp?page_id=194
The overall effect of these guides is simply that. They are helpful guides. They are not patronising parenting classes. They are all about learning the new dynamics about being a separated parent. By reading these free or cheap guides then they enable a parent to realise two things: firstly that they can trust their instincts about when they feel they are doing the right things. Secondly these guides enable a parent to realise when they are not being met half way or fairly by the other parent. It is at that point that you should get detailed legal advice and find a way to resolve differences such as in Mediation or in Collaborative Family Law
Most specialist family law solicitors in Cambridge are qualified Collaborative Lawyers and you can find all of our contact details on the website of the Cambridge Collaborative Family Law Group where you can find FAQs Frequently Asked Questions (and the Answers!) about Collaborative Family Law which is a constructive way of divorcing with dignity. FAQs: Cambridge Collaborative Family Law Group Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE
The collaborative approach enables people to have support from other professionals such as emotional support counsellors and therapists and divorce support coaches, Independent Financial Advisers, accountants, business valuers etc and some are listed here at Cambridge Collaborative Family Law Group collaborative professionals I am pleased to say I can happily endorse all of them listed on this website and they are able to work constructively with the collaborative lawyers.
Therefore it is good to know there is plenty of good local information in Cambridge if you are contemplating a divorce or separation and you do not know how to help yourself or your children.
If you want tips on choosing a Divorce Solicitor then read my guide.
For further advice and guidance on separation or divorce in Cambridge:
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