Experienced separation & divorce solicitors

Experienced, skilled, collaborative expertise and support every step of the way

Top-rated family team – winners of Family Law Firm of the Year 2020

Transparent pricing at all stages

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Looking after your future

If your marriage has broken down and you are looking to separate, you want the best outcome for yourself and your family. Our separation and divorce lawyers are right here to advise and guide you through the process.

This can be a daunting and very emotional time and worry and anxiety are only natural. There are many things to consider when divorcing including child arrangements and financial settlements, but our experienced, empathetic and highly rated divorce solicitors are here to provide you with support and confidence to help you move forward with your life.

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How we support you

Where ever possible it is advantageous to settle differences out of court – this can make things quicker and more cost effective for both parties. We will help you to use alternative channels such as mediation, collaborative law and negotiation to reach a swift conclusion and a mutually-agreeable solution.

However, if court action is unavoidable, you can be sure we have the skill, determination and know-how to steer you through court confrontations and ensure the right solution for you.

"The divorce team's caring attitude gave me real confidence on the way forward and I am very appreciative of the help they have given both recently and over the last few years."

Call our expert divorce and separation solicitors now on: 0330 024 0333

Our divorce law expertise

Whatever the requirements of your family situation, our team of divorce lawyers offers the experience and expertise you need to achieve the right resolution. We have specialists in all aspects of divorce law, including:

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Shakespeare Martineau as your divorce solicitors:

  • We are winners of the Family Law Firm of the Year award, recognising our outstanding client services and the results delivered on complex divorce cases.

  • Our family solicitors have tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2021 and have ten top tier rankings in the Legal 500 & Chambers – these achievements are in recognition of our team’s strong capabilities in the area of divorce law.

  • We are completely transparent with our pricing from the very start and once you have been assigned a dedicated team you will be provided with a breakdown of costs. This means you won’t have any additional financial stress or hidden fees added on to your case.

The process of engaging family lawyers

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging family solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:

Request a free consultation by using the button below or call us on: 0333 024 0333

Our experts will arrange a 15 minute no-obligation consultation within 24 hours

If you wish to proceed, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents.

What our clients say about us

Divorce law FAQs

We've put together a short list of commonly asked questions to help you understand more about divorce, from how to get a divorce to whether you can get a divorce online.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Beginning a divorce
Costs of a divorce
Other divorce questions
Our divorce guides

No matter what situation you and your family have found yourself in we are here to help and have put together a collection of guides and advice to support you.

How to get a divorce | a step by step guide

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How to get a divorce | a step by step guide

In this guide, we break down the process of getting a divorce into seven easy steps and how we can help.

Going through a divorce? The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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Going through a divorce? The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

When going through a divorce, it can be easy to be tempted to post about how we’re feeling on social media. After all, social media is part of our lives and in its best form it can be a wonderful tool to connect, inform, and entertain people. However, it also has the opportunity to cause harm, distress and hurt and be used in a vindictive, spiteful and unhealthy way. Here are the do's and don'ts online:

Five myths about marriage and divorce

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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains Covid has placed on couples and families.

Will the impacts of coronavirus affect my divorce financial settlement?

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Will the impacts of coronavirus affect my divorce financial settlement?

COVID-19 is undoubtedly continuing to have a huge impact on people and their families, particularly those that are in the process of going through a formal separation - we answer our clients frequently asked questions.

Solving pension disputes during a divorce

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Solving pension disputes during a divorce

Divorce is an already stressful experience for many people, so when one party tries to put financial pressure on the other, it can make the process even more challenging.

No-fault divorce becomes legislation on Wednesday 6 April 2022

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No-fault divorce becomes legislation on Wednesday 6 April 2022

Despite the long awaited Act for “no fault” divorce being passed in June 2020, it is finally becoming legislation on Wednesday 6 April 2022 . It has taken years of discussion to reach this point, providing significant changes to the way couples apply for a legal separation.

Making child arrangements during a divorce or separation

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Making child arrangements during a divorce or separation

In this guide we explain the process and the approaches available when making child arrangements if you're going through a divorce or separation.