Separating from the person you thought would be your life partner can be one of the most emotionally challenging things you’ll ever experience. Divorce proceedings can bring their own set of unique difficulties and conflicts you may not have prepared for.

If you’ve considered ending your marriage, you may not know where to start, particularly if children are involved. Other issues that need to be considered include property ownership and finances. Our specialist divorce solicitors are here to give you tailored legal advice to make sure your best interests are protected, both now and in the future.

Contact our expert divorce lawyers today to discuss your circumstances.

We’ve particular experience in divorce involving high net worth individuals and individuals with business interests. If you own assets overseas, or if you or your partner live abroad, we can help you navigate the additional difficulties this can cause. We’ll help you to achieve a divorce financial settlement that’s in your best interests.

If you and your partner have children together, agreeing arrangements for them can be complex and challenging. Our lawyers can help you to navigate the issues that come with this aspect of divorce.

We can also help individuals who need guidance on Jewish or Islamic divorces, as well as couples seeking a same-sex divorce.

Why choose Irwin Mitchell divorce solicitors?

Our specialist team of divorce lawyers can offer you a comprehensive service. We’ve decades of experience in representing clients going through divorce. We approach each case as a unique situation and make sure you’re treated with the sensitivity and professionalism needed to help you make informed decisions.

We understand the distress divorce can bring. You may be feeling angry, depressed, confused, or upset. These emotions can cloud your ability to think clearly, which is why we offer a family mediation service to couples going through a divorce. Mediation is an alternative and flexible way of resolving disputes outside the court arena, whether in relation to divorce, finances, or children.

Our divorce solicitors include specialist teams of excellence related to specific issues that can arise in the proceedings, such as:

Our offices are located all over the UK, meaning you can seek expert confidential legal advice at a location that’s convenient to you. We’ll work in a way that’s best for you, so can arrange to meet you at an appropriate alternative location. If you prefer, we can also communicate via email, phone, or video call.

If you wish to amend your will as a result of your divorce, our Wills solicitors are on hand to help you do this.

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What’s involved in divorce proceedings?

Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a solicitor for a divorce?

It’s always advisable to have a legal expert on your side when going through a divorce. A qualified divorce lawyer will have an in-depth knowledge of the law. This means they’ll be able to give you tailored advice on how to get the best result possible based on your individual circumstances.

Our divorce solicitors will treat your case sensitively and respectfully, while also making sure your needs are accounted for.

Our divorce solicitors are widely acclaimed by leading legal guides like Chambers and Partners, who’ve ranked our team for over a decade. They call us “… one of the leading family and matrimonial practices in the UK.”

The Legal 500, another independent legal guide, also has high praise for our family law team. Speaking of our expertise in handling divorce, they state: “The Team have dealt with the divorce proceedings in a considered and pragmatic fashion with the emphasis on being non-confrontational towards the other party.”

What are the grounds for a divorce?

On 6 April 2022, the law on divorce changed with the introduction of a new no-fault divorce process. This replaced the old procedure which had involved the need to blame a party for the breakdown of the marriage.

You now no longer need to give a reason for the breakdown of the marriage, or to blame one party. Instead, you just need to confirm that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

You must have been married or in a civil partnership for at least 12 months before submitting your application.

Read our no-fault divorce FAQs for more information.

Will the process be different if I’m in a civil partnership or same-sex marriage?

No, the divorce process is the same for civil partnerships and same-sex marriages as it is for opposite sex marriages.

Our solicitors can also handle these types of separation.

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