Divorce and Separation Solicitors

Our lawyers specialising in divorce and separation are on hand to assist you to reach an agreement when dealing with finances in the case of a breakup. As well as deciding who is going to live where and dealing with the practicalities that come with the end of a relationship, many legal issues may also need attention. If you are going through a break-up, why not make an appointment with one of our team of Family Lawyers?

Feelings can run high during a relationship breakdown but that does not mean the process of moving forward with your life needs to be filled with conflict and doubt. We know that this can be a difficult time and offer a free 30-minute consultation so you can get to know us and we can advise you on the best way forward for you and the family in the process of a divorce or separation.

Divorce

As well as deciding who is going to live where and dealing with the practicalities that come with the end of a relationship, many legal issues may also need attention in the case of divorce. We appreciate everyone is an individual and has different needs.

We pride ourselves in offering a variety of approaches to suit you in resolving issues and to help you move on. We will explain the procedure to bring the marriage or civil partnership to an end in a dignified way and offer fixed fee arrangements.

View our Divorce FAQs for answers to some of our frequently asked questions, or contact our legal team today.

Finances

When a relationship breaks down, finances are often a source of major conflict. We offer practical, pragmatic and sensible advice regarding a range of financial issues.

Whether separating or divorcing, we will advise you as to fair, achievable outcomes concerning the future of the family home; splitting the capital assets; payment of maintenance and pension provision.

If you are worried actions are being taken to prejudice your claims we can advise you on how best to protect your position. This may involve urgent steps to prevent disposal of assets including court proceedings to freeze assets.

No two cases are alike. We offer specialist advice on a wide range of financial issues involving:

High value assets
Family businesses and partnerships
Farming cases
Family trusts
Offshore and foreign assets
Military personnel
Pensions including armed forces pensions
Interim maintenance
Financial provision for children

Separation Agreements

If you do not wish to start divorce proceedings immediately but are keen to reach an agreement in relation to the finances it is advisable to enter into a Separation Agreement. Whilst not legally binding an Agreement identifies your intentions and can be highly persuasive if there is any later dispute over financial claims.

We can draw on the expertise from within the firm providing you with sound advice on related issues such as tax planning, wills and trusts, property and business matters.

Contact us today to arrange a free 30 minutes consultation with an experienced member of our team in Winchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London (London by appointment only). Call us on 0800 2800 421 or get in touch here.

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer

Partner

Emma Wilders-Pratt

Partner

Grant Cameron

Partner

Kimberley Davies

Partner

Amy Trench

Associate

Dawn Gore

Associate (Senior Paralegal)

Helen Clarkson

Associate

Laura Bell

Associate

Emilie Holland

Solicitor

Jacqueline Reeves

Chartered Legal Executive

Sara Willis

Paralegal