Divorce and Separation

Understanding Divorce

We understand that navigating through a divorce or separation can be a challenging and emotional journey. Our team of experienced solicitors are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this time of transition.

What is Divorce?

Divorce is a legal process that formally ends a marriage. In the UK, you can file for divorce if you've been married for at least one year and can prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down.

This breakdown must be due to one of five reasons:

  1. Adultery
  2. Unreasonable behaviour
  3. Desertion
  4. Two years of separation with consent
  5. Five years of separation without consent

No-Fault Divorces

With the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act in the UK, couples can now navigate the end of their marriage without assigning blame. We understand that relationships can simply reach a point where they need to evolve, and the no-fault divorce approach allows for a smoother, less adversarial transition. Our experienced solicitors guide you through this process, ensuring that you can focus on practical matters like financial arrangements and child custody without the need for fault-finding. We believe in fostering a forward-looking, empathetic approach to divorce, helping you embark on the next chapter of your life with confidence.

Understanding Separation

If you're not ready for divorce, legal separation may be an alternative. This allows you and your spouse to live separately without officially ending the marriage. It can be a stepping stone towards reconciliation or a formal separation agreement.

Our Approach

Compassionate Guidance

We approach divorce and separation with empathy and understanding. We know that each situation is unique, and we tailor our legal advice to meet your individual needs.

Expert Legal Assistance

Our team of skilled solicitors is well-versed in family law. We guide you through the legal process, explaining complex terms in a way that is easy to understand, ensuring you are informed and empowered to make the best decisions for your future.

Our Services

  1. Divorce Proceedings: Assisting you through the legal steps of divorce, from filing the petition to obtaining the decree absolute.
  2. Financial Settlements: Helping you achieve a fair and equitable distribution of assets, ensuring your financial future is secure.

Your Next Steps

If you're facing divorce or separation, contact us on 01424 426287 to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors.