Divorce law solicitors

Our specialist team of divorce solicitors are able to help and support couples who wish to begin divorce proceedings. Speak to our divorce law experts confidentially and without obligation on 0203 816 0548.

Our divorce solicitors are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Resolution as specialising in providing advice and representation in divorce proceedings as well as having many years of experience in this area of work.

Stephensons provide representation in divorce proceedings occurring all over the country. We have the experience and ability to provide representation regardless of where a person lives, at home or abroad, if the divorce is to take place within England or Wales.

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For convenience we offer a choice of ways to provide instructions by meeting face to face, or using telephone or email. Stephensons have a modern approach to the legal role and take full advantage of technology to provide an efficient service whilst being available for advice and support without the need for office based appointments. Our solicitors are only ever a click or telephone call away.

Our specialist divorce solicitors are delighted to be able to offer case consultations and assessments of up to an hour for £200​. 

Fixed fee divorce

Our specialist divorce solicitors offer a low cost fixed fee divorce package which includes all steps from initial instructions through to the conclusion of the divorce, our solicitors fees for the fixed fee divorce service are only £475 plus VAT*, assuming there are no unforeseen problems with the divorce. Speak to our divorce experts on 0203 816 0548 or complete our enquiry form.

This fixed price divorce package has been designed to provide a cost effective solution to the divorce procedure, keeping the emotional and financial strain a divorce can cause to an absolute minimum.

*Court fees will also be applicable

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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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Grounds for divorce

Divorce simply put means bringing a marriage to an end. A marriage is not ended until a Decree Absolute is granted by the Court. The pronouncement of a Decree Absolute cancels all legal duties and responsibilities of the marriage. Divorce essentially ends the legal contract of marriage. 

The divorce process does not include making final arrangements for children or financial settlements. Although often very relevant to a separating couple, these arrangements are in addition to the divorce itself and can be dealt with either by agreement or by applications to Court if agreements cannot be reached. 

What is the ‘ground’ for divorce?

There is only one ground for divorce and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. However the person applying for the divorce must choose one of five facts to prove that the relationship has broken down.

What are the five facts?

A partner has had voluntary sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex and it is intolerable to live with them any longer.  This is known as adultery  

A partner has behaved in such a way that a person cannot be reasonably expected to live with them any longer.  This is known as unreasonable behaviour

A person has been deserted by their partner for a period of 2 years.  This is known as desertion 

A couple have lived apart for at least 2 years immediately preceding the divorce and there is consent to the divorce being granted.  This is known as 2 years separation with consent

A couple have lived apart for at least 5 years immediately preceding the divorce and for this, no consent is required. This is known as 5 years separation

If you are considering beginning divorce proceedings please speak to one of our legal experts on 0203 816 0548 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

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