Overview Can we help?

The ending of a marriage can be a distressing time whatever the circumstances.  We will guide you through the process in a clear and cost-effective way.  We will tell you what your rights are, draft the necessary papers and deal with the court on your behalf. If you have been served with a divorce petition we can deal quickly with this on your behalf to protect your interests.

If you are unsure about whether or not to bring divorce proceedings, we will be able to advise you on what other options might be available to you including judicial separation and separation agreements. As part of the process we will also discuss with you what is to be done with the matrimonial assets and liabilities and children. 

It's important at such a difficult time to understand your position and to discuss your options with an experienced family law specialist.  

We will offer sensitive, constructive and cost effective legal advice. All our lawyers are members of Resolution and therefore committed to a non-confrontational approach to resolving family problems.  

Our team has prepared an article in relation to the top ten survival tips for divorce or separation here, as well as some other important factors to consider when giving your separation an MOT here.

To review a guide relating to the procedures that take place during the divorce process, please click here.  

We've also prepared a helpful guide to some of the common questions clients ask in relation to divorce matters here.

If you prefer, please call us to discuss your circumstances and how we can help you.   Our family team are highly experienced and can offer expert advice on all areas relating to divorce proceedings.

Financial Matters

The financial aspects of divorce or separation can often give rise to more concern than the divorce or separation itself.  Having fully understood your financial circumstances, we will talk you through your options. These often include regular maintenance or lump sum payments, property transfers or sale and dividing up pensions.

No two cases are the same so we will look at your individual circumstances and help you achieve the most suitable outcome either by negotiating a settlement or, if necessary using the court system.  

Because of the extent of our specialism and experience within the team, the involvement of experts or barristers is undertaken only when strictly necessary. Where expert financial advice is required on issues such as valuations of partnerships, companies and pensions we have a panel of experts available including our own in-house financial advisor and investment managers.

We also have three qualified and highly experienced mediators and collaborative lawyers who can work to find a solution for you. 

We have prepared a helpful guide in relation to the procedures that take place during the financial process which you may find useful here.

We've also prepared a helpful guide to some of the common questions clients ask in relation to financial matters here.

Quite often the family home will be the largest asset you and your partner own and it is important that you understand how you own that property.  We have prepared a Family Home Leaflet which we hope you will find useful here.

Often when people separate from their partner the very last thing they consider is what impact this would have in the event of their death.  It is vitally important that you consider and review your Will at this difficult time or make one if you do not have one.  We have set out some of the key factors you need to consider here.

If you prefer, please call us to discuss your circumstances and how we can help you.    Our family team are highly experienced and can offer expert advice on all areas relating to financial proceedings.

What is Domestic Violence?

This is not something, which many of us like to admit takes place in our society and can be a taboo subject. This does not mean that you have to tolerate it. We take this area very seriously and we will ensure that the earliest available appointment is made for you. If necessary we can include an immediate attendance at court for suitable protection to be arranged.

You may also find it useful to visit the Men's Advice Line website or the Women's Aid website.

We've prepared a helpful guide to some of the common questions clients ask in relation to domestic violence here.

If you prefer, please call us to discuss your circumstances and how we can help you.   

Can we help?