We understand that dealing with divorce is time-consuming and often frustrating.

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Divorce solicitors

Divorce expertise

We do everything we can to help you to avoid any conflicts in the first place. Our team of specialist lawyers includes qualified mediators, collaborative practitioners and arbitrators, helping you sidestep the stress of a court case wherever possible.

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    What to expect from our divorce solicitors ​

    We will put together the best divorce legal team for your case to help you achieve your desired outcome. You will find us to be approachable and supportive throughout the process. Your appointed solicitor will guide you towards the best outcome for you and your family. We will aim to keep you out of court by first trying to use the various dispute resolution options; mediation, collaborative law, solicitor-led negotiation or arbitration. By resolving your divorce without the need for court proceedings, we can keep delay to a minimum and reduce your exposure to costs. 

    In some circumstances, we may advise you that it is in your best interests to proceed with a court application. If you have to go to court, you are in safe hands because we have experienced divorce solicitors who will help and support you every step of the way. We often deal with complex cases involving businesses, trusts, pension and foreign assets. We use the strength of our tax, trust, property, employment and company lawyers to help you keep costs down, whilst at the same time providing you with the specialist advice complex cases require. Not all family law firms have the strength of this divorce advice under one roof.

    What you should know
    about divorce

    In order to get a divorce in England or Wales you must have been married for at least one year under a legally recognised marriage and you must also, in most cases, have a permanent home in England or Wales. In order to apply for divorce, you will have to prove that your marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’. There are five reasons that are acceptable and you will have to give one of the following:
    Many people think that ‘irreconcilable differences’ is a ground for divorce, however this is not the case in UK law and it is likely the assumption has been derived from American law where it is applicable.

    Our process


    Understand the situation circumstances and problem at hand


    Efforts, energies and resources in developing evidence-based and comprehensive application


    We always remain in regular contact with the client to inform them about the progress


    On request, we can provide legal assistance in the court if there is a hearing or any requirements


    Successful applicants


    Rely on our experience and expertise of our solicitors here at Shams Williams