Divorce and Separation

Our family law divorce solicitors have been ranked as the best in Devon and Cornwall by Chambers and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal guides.

Combining sensitivity with sound legal advice, you can rely on us to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce.

Speak with our experienced divorce and separation lawyers today

Ending a marriage or civil partnership can be highly stressful. Apart from emotional issues there are practical matters that have to be dealt with – such as finances, property or business interests. And, of course, if there are children involved their interests are paramount. 

There are many decisions that have to be taken, all at a time when you are experiencing extreme pressure. Getting early advice from specialist divorce solicitors is key to put yourself in the best position and avoid any tax pitfalls you may be unaware of.

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Before you take another step, it’s vital that you get the right advice. The best start would be to speak to our expert team. Every family is different and we will ask you some questions so that we can put you in touch with the most suitable specialist lawyer. In your first call we’ll arrange for you to speak to an appropriate lawyer to talk about your situation and look at your options. We will discuss with you the costs you might incur in taking your case forward to include possible fixed fee arrangements.

Our team is friendly and approachable, with a great breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse range of specialised issues. Including:

The best people to talk to

Our family law team has been ranked as the best in Devon and Cornwall by Chambers and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal guides.

Our divorce solicitors’ recent experience includes:

  • cases involving complex trust structures where the trustees had to be joined as parties to the proceedings
  • cases where one party failed to provide full financial disclosure and we achieved an order providing our client with all of the known assets
  • divorce cases involving shareholdings in private companies
  • negotiating financial settlements for separated civil partners
  • financial negotiation and settlement where the parties jointly owned 20 properties
  • arranging private negotiation “hearings” outside of the court process to speed up the financial resolution and maintain privacy
  • situations involving fraudulent divorce proceedings issued overseas resulting in the need for an Injunction to allow the divorce to be dealt with in England
  • cases where one party is resident overseas or has assets located abroad
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