Divorce & Separation Solicitors
We understand that when relationships break down, life can become difficult.
We know that thinking about a divorce or separation can be very upsetting and disruptive.
Our service, which is delivered by highly skilled lawyers, is based upon an informal and empathetic approach. We will be supportive and non-judgemental in our dealings with you.
We will work hard to understand your individual circumstances, and offer advice that is most suitable to enable your wishes. We will consider the personal issues that you have, alongside any legal concerns.
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Divorce is the legal dissolution of a relationship between husband and wife. It can be a complex process, but we endeavour to simplify the legal process, and always try to talk a language that you can understand.
We work closely with the other parties to try to reduce the acrimony, and to avoid making a difficult situation worse.
We aim to reach a resolution as quickly as possible, and by taking the problem off your hands we enable you to focus on other things going on in your life.
In April 2022, The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force. This now allows for a statement of irretrievable breakdown, joint applications and for one party to start the process without having to assign blame.
The previous requirement for assigning blame often created unnecessary conflict for many people engaged in the divorce process.
The change has also stopped parties from being able to contest the divorce.
We offer our divorce services on a fixed fee basis.
We know that for a variety of reasons, you may not wish to get divorced from your spouse.
Separation is the process where the parties no longer wish to live together but have not agreed that the marriage is over.
A separation agreement can be formal or informal, and we will guide you through the whole process. We will discuss with you how you would like your children, property and investments to be dealt with during the period of separation. This document can be incorporated into a court order if the parties so wish, in the event that they decide at a later date to divorce.
So, if you are thinking about a divorce or separation, we are specialists and we can help you.
Need some advice out of hours?
Our offices are staffed Monday - Friday, from 9am-5pm. However, if you need to talk to someone between 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, please call any of our office telephone numbers. We will be happy to help.
We understand that finding a solicitor that you feel understands your own specific situation can be a daunting task. So you can book a free callback with us here.
We have also created a series of fixed-price consultation meetings with a full ‘no questions asked’ money-back guarantee promise.
Fixed Fee Divorce
When you are getting divorced it can feel as if you are surrounded by uncertainty; over the child and parenting arrangements, where you will live, what you will get or pay in spousal maintenance, or how best to split any finances and assets. With a fixed fee divorce, the stress is reduced to give you the confidence to start creating a new future for yourself and your family.
Did you know… mediation allows you and your former partner to explore ideas about what your future may look like after separating and find common ground, without the anxiety of court proceedings, which could potentially save you time, money and of course stress?
When trying to reach a divorce financial settlement with your ex-partner it can be hard to know where to start. Our family law solicitors can help you understand your rights and options so you can secure a divorce financial settlement that meets your needs.
When you are separating or divorcing, the priority for you as a parent is to sort out the arrangements for your children. You want to do the best for your children in what can be an emotionally challenging and testing time.
We understand that when relationships break down, life can become difficult. We know that thinking about a separation can be very upsetting and disruptive.
We understand that if you are unmarried and your relationship breaks down you may be confused about the best way forward.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, we understand that you will be upset, and might find it difficult to discuss what is happening to you.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers family clients creative and flexible ways to put an end to their differences, without the added cost, delay and stress of going to court.
We advise on high net worth divorce and family arrangements. Our specialist family solicitors have the expertise and experience to help you resolve family law issues where there is high net worth, international connections, or a public profile to safeguard.
If you are not getting to see your grandchildren our family law solicitors can help you understand your legal rights and explore ways to make sure that you can get to see more of your grandchildren.
Whether you need spousal maintenance, or you are being asked to financially support your ex-wife or husband, spousal maintenance can be an emotive topic and a hard area to resolve.
Pensions on divorce need careful consideration whether you are nearing retirement or have some time to go before you plan to stop working. We recommend that you seek expert legal settlement advice from specialist family law solicitors so you understand your pension options on divorce and how best to achieve a fair divorce financial settlement.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
If you are planning on getting married you should think about signing a prenuptial agreement. You do not need to have significant wealth to benefit from securing the peace of mind and security a prenuptial agreement provides.
Together We Part Service
We are often asked by couples who are separating whether they can both have the same solicitor. They know that they need legal advice on some of the issues arising from their separation, whether it be finance or children. But they are afraid that involving lawyers on each side will lead to increased conflict and drawn-out disputes, as well as to significant costs.
Family Solicitors for Police
We understand that the nature of police work can put extraordinary pressure on family life and you need advice to ensure that your family related issues are resolved as quickly, and efficiently as possible.
Family Solicitors For NHS Staff
Nobody ever expects to have family problems, but when they do occur you will want somebody to help you resolve them, swiftly and amicably.
Military Divorce Solicitors
When you are in the military, there may be added pressures involved that could potentially lead to a breakdown of the relationship. Although the legal process of divorce is the same, there are often more complexities involved, such as military pensions, complex child arrangements and matters regarding child or spousal maintenance.