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It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all marriages are successful and no matter which stage of life you are at, divorce is never easy.

Whether you want to start divorce proceedings or have received divorce papers, we can help you decide the next steps. Our expert team will guide you through the process from start to finish, offering practical and supportive advice along the way.

Not all divorce cases need to go to court. Resolving issues in a non confrontational way away from court can be less stressful, less costly and most importantly, better for any children involved.

Read commonly asked questions about divorce.

Download our Information sheet on divorce.

Family finances

Separating your finances after your marriage breaks down can be complicated. You may need to consider claims for:

  • Maintenance
  • Transfers or sales of property
  • Dividing capital assets
  • Pension sharing orders

Download our Information sheet on matrimonial finances.

Other considerations

The court has a duty to be fair to both parties so they will also need to consider:

  • The welfare of any children under the age of 18
  • Whether a ‘clean break’ is required

Voluntary agreement

Where possible we encourage you to resolve financial issues amicably without going to court. This is quicker, less stressful and will incur lower legal costs. When you have reached an agreement, we will prepare a Consent Order to make it legally binding.

You can still come to a voluntary agreement even after court proceedings have started.