Divorce & Separation
If you require advice and assistance, we offer an initial consultation
with one of our solicitors at £100 plus VAT.
The breakdown of a relationship is an upsetting and emotional time. There are many practical and legal issues which we will be able to help you deal with. All clients have their own individual problems.
As solicitors we offer extensive and expert advice and are wholly focused on helping you through these difficulties. You will find us sympathetic and sensitive to the issues you are facing. Most importantly, we support you with practical and clear advice to deal with the decisions you have to make throughout.
You will find us robust in our dealings with other professionals on your behalf. Our absolute commitment is to keep in mind the best outcome for you, and your children. Although children are not parties to the divorce, it is accepted that they often suffer most on a breakdown marriage. See our ‘children’ section for information and guidance on this.
If you believe your marriage has broken down, you may want to consider whether or not to start divorce proceedings. Come and talk to us.
In England you can only divorce if you have been married for at least one year and you must be able to prove the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
Irretrievable breakdown must be demonstrated by either:
- Unreasonable behaviour.
- Separation of more than two years with consent.
- Separation of more than five years irrespective of consent.
A divorce may be straightforward, with both parties agreeing to the split and without issues relating to finances or children. However, if there are complications we are here to help.
We offer a fixed fee divorce of £500 plus VAT. There is also a court fee of £550. If you are on a low income you may be eligible for a fee exemption and this will vary depending on your income.
If spouses separate, they can, as an alternative to divorce or other court proceedings, enter into an agreement which provides for maintenance, care of the children and division of any property.
A separation agreement is useful if you haven’t yet decided whether to divorce or if you can’t yet do so.