Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

If your marriage or civil partnership has broken down, you may want to consider whether or not to start divorce proceedings.

You may be feeling anxious, angry or confused and are, therefore, unsure about the next steps. Come and talk to one of our experienced divorce lawyers. We will listen to your circumstances and help you to make a decision about whether or when to separate or divorce; and we will do all that we can to support you with clear, practical, no-nonsense advice to help you deal with these issues and the decisions you will have to make. We are fully committed to obtaining the best outcome for you, and your children.

If it is not possible to negotiate an amicable agreement, our experienced family solicitors have the knowledge and experience to represent you in Court and to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved for you and your children. 

Marriage & relationship breakdown

Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships can be a complicated and stressful process. Depending on your situation, we will help you navigate financial settlements and potentially issues involving children, Those dissolving civil partnerships have the same legal rights as married couples seeking to divorce and getting the proper legal advice is important.

Our team has experience working on straightforward amicable cases, but also on complex contested cases. Either way, we will handle your case with discretion. Please keep in mind that after the no fault divorce law came into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2022, it is no longer possible to contest a divroce.

The Downs Family Law team strongly believes in providing honest and realistic advice and will suggest solutions that are sympathetic and compassionate.

Same sex marriage and civil partnerships

Same sex marriages and civil partnerships have same legal rights as married or civil partnership opposite-sex couples. If you need assistance the family law team at Downs how we can help you navigate the rights of same sex marriage or civil partnership.

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