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Divorce and Separation

Whether your marriage lasted five years or fifty, splitting up is never easy and the emotional impact of divorce is challenging enough without considering legal proceedings. However, when the time comes to decide how assets will be divided, what will happen to the property you own and most importantly, who will be primarily responsible for raising your children, it is easy for disputes to escalate.

Are you experiencing a relationship breakdown?

Our team of dedicated divorce solicitors work each day to help minimise the impact of divorce, working with our clients to protect their interests no matter how complex the situation. You can count on us to help you secure a settlement that reflects your requirements with minimal fuss involved.

We understand that each family is unique. Your priorities, your family dynamics and the circumstances surrounding divorce will always differ. That’s why we believe that gaining an understanding of your individual situation is absolutely essential in determining the best approach to achieving resolution. We don’t deliver pre-packaged advice: instead, we listen and work together to find a solution that meets your family’s individual needs.

Rely on our divorce solicitors

Our family law team comprises of relationship experts, some of who have been awarded membership to the Law Society’s Family Law accreditation as well as Resolution. We understand that reaching an agreement on the outcome of your separation is one of the most difficult decisions you will make in life, and though we will always aim to help you resolve matters quickly, our priority is to protect your interests.

Over the years we have established a reputation for our strong commitment to client care. We know that divorce is a difficult time, which is why we endeavour to be there for you when you need us the most, answering your questions and easing your concerns.

Understanding your situation

When it comes to divorce and separation, understanding your legal position at an early stage is beneficial in resolving matters as quickly as possible. It also allows you to protect your interests, ensuring that you know your rights and responsibilities as a parent or partner and will therefore not enter into an agreement that does not meet your needs.

When you instruct one of our divorce solicitors, we will always explain your options with clarity, leaving the legal jargon behind to help you understand in plain English where you stand and which approach is right for you.

What to expect from your first meeting with us

We have put together some guidance to give you an idea about what to expect during the initial consultation appointment and the type of information we will ask for. It has been modelled on an appointment for a client who is considering or going through a divorce, but the general principles apply to all appointments. Click HERE to download.

Reaching agreement

If possible, our divorce solicitors will attempt to settle matters through alternative dispute resolution, saving you the financial and emotional costs of court. Whether this takes the form of constructive mediation sessions, negotiation between solicitors or a collaborative process involving all parties, this approach can be particularly useful to those looking to salvage a working relationship and end things amicably. If this is not possible, you can count on our team to provide comprehensive legal support and representation through your hearing, ensuring the outcome is fair and meets your needs.

Financial outcome

If it’s finances you’re concerned about, rest assured that our divorce solicitors will ensure that the outcome of your settlement accurately reflects your day-to-day requirements as well as those of your children and secures the right level of child maintenance. We are well-versed in this area of divorce securing fair financial settlements as well as complex cases.

What if my partner doesn't want a divorce?

If you wish to terminate the relationship but your partner does not agree, seeking legal advice as soon as possible will allow you to determine the best course of action to take and determine whether you have sufficient grounds upon which to petition.

How we can help

If your relationship has broken down and you're not sure which way to turn get in touch with our specialist Divorce and Separation Lawyers. Call 0330 0945 500, email or provide us with some details about your enquiry by completing the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

Divorce and Separation
5/5 Star review
My first introduction to Neves to handle a commercial lease and all related documentation surrounding mortgage application. Katy made the job easy and turned around the whole process with speed and efficiency with no issues.
5/5 Star review
I had used Neves to purchase a house as they were recommended. Unfortunately i was assigned another solicitor who was awful. Thankfully she left and Alima and Awais took over the final registering process which was filled with issues. They did a fantastic job, Alima always responded and was professional. This was much more like the service i was expecting in the first place when they were recommended to me. Due to these two, i would happily use Neves again.
5/5 Star review
Neves recently undertook our conveyancing and did an excellent job; the communication from Charlene Shillingford and her team throughout the whole process was top notch - I don’t recall being kept so up to date during the selling and buying of a house before. Queries were handled quickly and with the minimum of fuss, even when ‘the other side’ were being ‘difficult’. I’ve no reservation in recommending Neves. My heartfelt thanks to Charlene and the conveyancing team for their diligence and care during what can be a fraught time.
5/5 Star review
Beth Woodward, I wanted to say thank you for supporting me on my recent divorce. Faced with one of the most aggressive and unpleasant legal firms in London, you led me through both the family and financial divorce courts and more than achieved every one of my goals for the divorce. Most importantly, I have equal time parenting with my two girls and a really fair settlement so I can support them financially, both not even remotely offered by the other side. You listened and supported me when I really went for it, kept me sane through the FDR and court visits and also gave me the tough messages when I need to hear it. Thank you, I can’t quite explain how we did it, but we did 😊 😊 😊 😊
5/5 Star review
Emily has supported me through a divorce with excellent advice and guidance at every stage. All issues and options were explained clearly and fully. Possible outcomes were fully outlined to me throughout the process. Emily's professionalism has been of the highest standard. The kind and understanding manner in which Emily has supported me at all stages of the process is something that I am extremely grateful for. I literally felt the pressure shift from my shoulders. This is why I give 5 stars for the assistance I received.
Beth Woodward
Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law
Heidi Fleming
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Tina Shah
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Emily Pope
Associate - Divorce and Family Law
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