Same Sex Divorce Lawyers

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If your relationship has broken down, our same sex divorce lawyers can help you move forward with your life. We can help you whether you’re unmarried, divorcing, or dissolving a civil partnership.

Our solicitors are very experienced in this area, particularly in cases involving children law issues and complex financial matters.

We’ve been at the forefront of the campaign to improve the legal rights of LGBT+ people. Our family lawyers regularly write and lecture on this issue. We’ve also taken cases all the way to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Call our specialist team on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online for a consultation about your case.

What Services Do We Offer?

Our solicitors can help you with:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolving a civil partnership
  • Separating from a partner you’re not married to
  • Financial settlement following relationship breakdown
  • Negotiating future child arrangements and child maintenance payments.

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What Are The Grounds For Same Sex Divorce?

From 6 April 2022, the law on divorce changed and no fault divorce replaced the old system.

The divorce/dissolution application contains a statement in which you confirm that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You can now apply by yourself or make a joint application with your spouse.

Read our no fault divorce FAQs

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Why Choose Us?

Our same sex divorce lawyers know what you’re going through. We understand how hard it might be to walk away from an institution like marriage, which you and your friends campaigned for.

We also understand how blunt the law can be in this area. The historic denial of legal status for same sex couples can create all kinds of problems when relationships break down. Couples who haven’t married when they’d have liked to, because they weren’t allowed, may get different legal treatment to an equivalent heterosexual couple. It all depends on how formalised your relationship is.

We’ve been at the forefront of the discussion to modernise the law. We regularly lecture and write on the legal issues facing the LGBT+ community. We also have experience taking test cases to the highest courts in England & Wales.

We represented our client, Ms Roocroft , in landmark case at the Court of Appeal. This case confirmed that same sex couples have the same rights to financial disclosure on divorce/civil partnership dissolution.

Our lawyers specialise in cases involving:

  • High net worth individuals
  • Business owners
  • Executives
  • Professionals.

These cases will often involve considerable wealth, which may be split across several countries. We’re experts in this area and can draw on colleagues from other specialist areas to help, such as our Tax, Trusts & Estates team.

If you have children we can help negotiate contact arrangements and maintenance payments. We can help with this whether your children are with your spouse/civil partner, or from a previous relationship.

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Mediation Support Service – 30-Minute Consultation

Family mediation can be a less confrontational and more cost-effective way to resolve a dispute. We offer a 30-minute consultation with one of our solicitors to discuss your situation and if mediation is right for you.

If you decide to go ahead with mediation, you can benefit from our cost effective mediation support service. This service will give you the advice, support and tools to get the best possible outcome – particularly if you’re representing yourself.

Contact us

For a consultation about your divorce, call us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.

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Landmark Court of Appeal Victory For Woman Whose Ex Partner Who Hid £6m Assets In Businesses

“Ms Roocroft now has the opportunity to potentially set aside her original settlement and open discussions on a fair settlement based on the true disclosure of the assets built up during the couple’s 18 year relationship.” - Ros Bever, Partner

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