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Divorce & Relationship Breakdown

If your relationship has broken down and you are facing a divorce or separation, you may be feeling anxious, angry and confused.

Our family team will help you deal with these feelings while also ensuring that you get the best outcome to secure a better future for you, and your family.
We have experienced divorce lawyers and family law experts based in eight offices across the country. Whether you and your husband or wife have agreed to split amicably or one of you is contesting the divorce, we can help.

If the divorce is amicable, you may be able to benefit from our fixed fee option. Whichever option you choose, you'll deal with specialists at every stage.

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  • "Will I have to go to court?"
  • "How long will the process take?"
  • "How will the court deal with the family home?"

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Fixed Fee Divorce

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If you and your partner have agreed to divorce, our fixed fee option is quick, easy and gives you clear costs up front.

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“I have used other solicitors in the past but after using Mark and Irwin Mitchell, the quality of customer care means I will not be using any other legal services again.”

Ben Lapham, 2013

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How Our Divorce Lawyers Can Help You With Your Relationship Breakdown

We understand that going through a divorce can be stressful and upsetting. We will do all we can to make the process easier for you, while at the same time making sure your best interests and financial position are protected.

If you’re worried about going through the courts, or the destructive impact of conflict, we may be able to help you reach an amicable resolution.

Our trained mediators and collaborative family law experts could help you work with your ex-partner to find a solution that suits you both and allows you to maintain a civil relationship, which can be particularly useful when children are involved. Some of our team are members of the Law Society Children Panel so have particular expertise in these cases.

It is not always possible to reach an amicable agreement and we have the experience to guide you through the legal process to get the best result for you. If you need to go court, our divorce lawyers will fight tirelessly to achieve the result that you’re looking for.

We can also advise on and prepare separation agreements for those who wish to formalise their separation but are not yet ready to consider a divorce for either financial, emotional or religious reasons.

Specialist Areas Of Expertise

Our family law team is one of the most respected and experienced in the UK. We’ve helped thousands of people going through a divorce and have developed particular expertise in a number of complex areas.

We represent medium to high-net worth individuals, often when there are complex legal and financial issues involved.

In October 2015, we represented two women who successfully challenged their divorce settlements at the Supreme Court on the basis that their husbands had been dishonest about finances. It's not the first time we've taken cases to the Supreme Court and changed the law - our solicitors have also represented clients in public law and asbestos. Find out more about our Supreme Court experience.

We also have specialists in international family law, so we can help if you or your ex-partner lives abroad or you jointly own assets abroad, such as a second home or business. Find out more about our international family law expertise.

Why Choose Us?

Our family law team is widely regarded as one of the UK leaders. We specialise in providing expert advice in all areas of family law, including divorces and separations that affect children.

  • We have a large team of family law experts based in major cities across England.
  • We will explain the process clearly and keep you informed about what is happening at each stage.
  • We provide cost effective solutions tailored to your situation and will provide clear information about costs, allowing you to manage your outgoings.
  • Our experts achieve high rankings in independent guides to the legal profession.

If you think you may be eligible for Legal Aid, please visit the Resolution website who will provide you with details of local solicitors who may be able to help.

What The Experts Say About Our Family Law Experts

We’re regularly ranked highly in the leading independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

"Very caring and detailed approach - literally 24/7 client care." and "An amazing team - I fear for anyone who goes up against them." - Chambers & Partners, 2015

"Irwin Mitchell’s family law practice is ‘strong, professional and efficient', and acts for many professionals, such as doctors, dentists, accountants and solicitors." - Legal 500, 2014

"Described as 'tough, fair and pragmatic in trying to find solutions,' Irwin Mitchell has a record of success in challenging family cases. The group represents individuals going through divorce or ending civil partnerships, and lawyers frequently advise on unusual maintenance and contact cases." - Chambers & Partners 2013

Contact Us For Expert Advice

If you need legal advice on divorce or the breakdown of a relationship, contact us. One of our experts will talk you through your options and help you decide on the best way forward.

Call us now on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online.

Please note that we do not deal with Legal Aid cases.

Useful Documents

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