Divorce and Separation

Whatever the circumstances, dealing with a divorce or separation can be extremely stressful and often complicated. Our experienced divorce lawyers aim to make the process as straightforward as possible, working with you to ensure that financial assets are divided appropriately and that the welfare of any children is prioritised.

We strongly recommend seeking legal advice before applying for divorce or entering into a separation agreement. We often find clients aren’t aware of their rights, or those of their ex. Getting the right legal advice on divorce or separation can help to reduce conflict and ensure you are working towards a fair and realistic outcome.

We have many years of experience in helping people as their marriage or civil partnership comes to an end, and we appreciate the long road that many have taken in reaching this point, or that you may still be in shock, and we will work with you to your timescales, offering step by step advice as you need it.

Divorce and separation services

Our divorce lawyers can advise on your options and rights following a relationship breakdown, and are experienced in dealing with a range of matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Annulment
  • Division of assets and financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children (also known as custody and access)
  • Alternatives to going to court, including mediation
  • Cases involving domestic abuse
How we work

We offer a free 30 minute consultation meeting to discuss your circumstances with one of our specialist divorce lawyers, before you decide whether to appoint us.

If you decide to instruct us, a named lawyer will deal with your case from start to finish, and a member of the team will always be available to speak to on a day-to-day basis. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case, including guidance about your position, and we will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

Before we start working for you, we will agree with you:

  • exactly what needs to be done
  • who will be doing the work
  • how much it will cost or how the fee will be calculated
Get in touch

Contact us to discuss your case with one of our divorce lawyers.

You can contact Anita Laws, Head of Divorce and Separation directly, at anita.laws@cartridgeslaw.co.uk or on 01392 256854, for any initial enquiries or to book your consultation.

We are committed to providing an excellent, personalised service for all of our clients. We are accredited with the Lexcel Quality Mark by the Law Society, in recognition of the high quality of legal practice management and client care that our team provides.

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Division of Assets


Arrangements for Children

Property Ownership Disputes

The team
Anita Laws
Anita Laws

Chartered Legal Executive

Skye Dunster
Skye Dunster

Divorce Administration Assistant

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