Divorce and separation solicitors
Supporting you through divorce or separation
Divorcing or separating from your partner is a life-changing event. Our divorce solicitors understand the distress and difficulties you may be going through and can support and help you throughout the process.
Arranging a divorce is usually quite straightforward, particularly if you and your partner have mutually agreed that the marriage is over. Difficulties are more likely to arise when it comes to resolving any practical issues related to the divorce settlement, such as how to separate, where to live, arrangements for your children’s welfare, and – of course – financial matters.
Our specialist divorce solicitors and family law team can help you untie your relationship and deal with any legal and financial complexities such as pension funds, offshore assets and family business matters. We will advise you on the best way to deal with your divorce, cost effectively and with dignity.
Try our relationship breakdown tool
Our Parting Ways tool is a great first step in guiding you through the legalities of a relationship breakdown. If your marriage, civil partnership or co-habiting relationship has broken down irreparably, our free easy-to-use tool provides an overview of what you need to consider from a legal perspective.
It takes a few minutes to complete and you will receive a guide tailored to your responses. You will not be asked for any personal information unless you decide you would like to speak with one of our solicitors.
International implications of divorce
If you or your partner is a foreign national, has assets overseas or your children reside outside of the UK, or will do so in the future, your international divorce solicitor will be able to advise you on how these issues could affect you.
For instance, within Europe, the country where your financial settlement is dealt with will depend on the nationality of whichever of you is first to issue divorce proceedings. This can potentially make a significant difference to the outcome of any financial negotiations, so it’s vital to take expert legal advice as soon as possible. Our family law solicitors are experienced in these areas and can provide the in-depth international expertise you need.
If you have decided to separate and don’t want a divorce (or are not ready to) you can still formalise the terms of your separation. We can help you to arrange a legal separation, set up solutions to protect your children’s welfare, and organise financial matters.
For example, to make sure you know exactly where you will stand after you separate, we can create a separation agreement for you, setting out:
- How you wish to divide your property and other capital
- Levels of child or spousal maintenance
- Any other aspect of your financial separation that needs to be clearly defined.
Divorce financial settlements
We specialise in all aspects of divorce financial settlements, including pensions and trusts, as well as company and partnership interests. Our expertise is recognised by our competitors and the legal directory, Chambers UK.
Our divorce solicitors can also advise you on protecting or dividing assets related to a family farm or family business, helping you find the right outcome for both your family and your company.
If you need advice from specialists in other areas, we can consult our expert commercial law colleagues or draw on our strong links to counsel and expert third party advice.
The right legal advice for your circumstances
Every couple’s relationship, circumstances and finances are unique. That’s why it’s so important to receive expert advice from an experienced divorce solicitor based on your individual situation and the options available to you.
We have the experience and expertise to choose the right approach for your situation, which could be anything from collaborative law to firm litigious action.
Our divorce solicitors and family law team can help you whatever your circumstances, but we have particular expertise in complex divorces and arrangements – from complicated financial disputes to disagreements over access to children.
Thanks to our wide experience in this field, we will be able to advise you at the start how your case is likely to turn out and tell you how to reach the best outcome in the most cost-effective way.
Why clients choose our divorce solicitors
- Sensitive and caring approach
- Highly rated for family law in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
- Members of Resolution, committed to its Code of Practice.
- Trained collaborative lawyers and mediators
- Broad and deep legal expertise across the firm
- Competitive costs and tight cost control
Divorce and separation frequently asked questions
To help you understand the legal process in more detail, here are our answers to the questions we’re most often asked about divorce and separation. Still have questions? Please get in touch.