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Divorce Procedure

We are divorce solicitors who specialise in providing legal advice to clients undergoing separation and divorce. In most cases, getting a divorce is fairly easy using the ‘quickie divorce’ procedure and normally it is not necessary for either party or their solicitor to have to attend court.

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Does my case have international elements?

If you have a connection outside England and Wales it will be essential to consider what the impact of this is and to act fast. For example, some couples are able to apply for divorce in more than one country. Different countries have different rules on divorce and you may get a better outcome by […]

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How can I keep my legal costs low?

Keeping legal costs  low is a high priority for divorcing couples. Money spent fighting the case will come out of the family pot so you need to ensure that the money you spend on legal costs is going to get you a better outcome and save you money in the long run.    How we manage […]

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Why do I need a solicitor for my divorce?

Problems can arise when documents are completed incorrectly or without a full understanding of their implications and the potential pitfalls. It is important to take legal advice before you start divorce proceedings for several reasons including: Avoiding rejection of the divorce by the court. If there are any errors in the paperwork, then the divorce […]

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How do I get a divorce?

To get a divorce in England and Wales you must have been married for at least one year.  If you have been married for less than this but have separated, there are still steps you should take to protect your position even though you cannot yet divorce. The procedure for obtaining a divorce under the law of […]

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Frequently Asked Questions


How will I pay my legal costs on my divorce?

The usual rule is that each party has to pay for the costs of their own lawyer for negotiating the financial settlement. As part of the financial settlement, however, it is possible to agree that your spouse should pay some or all of your legal fees. We will discuss with you at the beginning of […]

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How much does a divorce cost?

There are two elements to any divorce. The first element is the work involved in getting a divorce itself, i.e. the process involved in obtaining the final decree of divorce called the Decree Absolute. This is usually straightforward as most cases are not disputed by the other party, so we can provide you with a […]

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Does the reason for divorce affect how much I will receive as a divorce settlement?

It is very rare for the reason for the divorce to affect the financial settlement. The court is able to take very bad behaviour into account and which may then have an effect on the financial settlement. The typical scenarios where this might be relevant are if one party has been reckless or deliberate in […]

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Can I get a quickie divorce?

A quickie divorce is a bit of a myth. Nowadays, the vast majority of divorces go through on an undefended basis where effectively both parties agree that there should be a divorce. In these cases, there is a quicker procedure than if the case is defended by one of the parties who tries to block […]

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Latest News


6 Early Steps to Take When You’re Preparing for Divorce

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have quite an impact on the financial ou
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New pension rights for same sex couples

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
Same sex couples who marry will now enjoy the same pension benefits on death as heterosexual married couples following a
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Dividing pensions on divorce: How to choose the right option

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce – pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders an
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