Divorce and separation

Divorce & Separation

Divorce is a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. It can be overwhelming to navigate the legal process, manage your emotions, and make important decisions about your future. As leading family law experts in the Southwest, our team are uniquely equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to provide you with the best solutions. Our dedicated family lawyers will be by your side every step of the way to ensure your rights are protected and to help you achieve the right outcome for your situation.

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What happens during the divorce process?

When it comes to filing for divorce, you have the option of a sole application or a joint application, and our expert team is adept at handling both.

A joint application enables a couple to apply for a divorce together, providing an opportunity for both parties to mutually initiate the process. This application method was introduced as part of the landmark ‘no-fault divorce’ law that became effective on 6th April 2022 in England and Wales. It acknowledges that the decision to start divorce proceedings, though difficult, can be made jointly, facilitating a more amicable dissolution of the marriage.

A sole application is made by one applicant and is served to the other party, who can then submit a response. The person initiating the process is referred to as the applicant or sole applicant, while their spouse or civil partner is referred to as the respondent.

If you have any questions as the respondent, we are here to assist you.

Navigating divorce with ease

Our goal is to make the divorce process as smooth and as stress-free as possible for you. We prioritise listening to your concerns and understanding your goals, recognising that each situation is unique. Whether it is property division, child arrangements, or financial settlements, we will handle all the legal aspects of your divorce so that you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.

Our resolution-focused approach prioritises finding common ground and reaching a fair settlement outside of court wherever possible. We firmly believe that resolving matters outside of court can save time, money, and emotional stress.

When an out-of-court resolution is not feasible, we are expertly equipped to represent you in court to achieve the right result, our lawyers are skilled advocates and negotiators.

Walker Family Law also offers a free, monthly Divorce Support Club. The aim is to provide you with emotional support that goes beyond our legal expertise. Through our partnership with specialist Divorce and Separation Coach Claire Macklin, we offer a range of valuable resources including high-quality webinars, informative newsletters, and practical tools that are designed to support you through your divorce.

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Divorce and separation services

Whether you are divorcing, separating, or ending a civil partnership, our expert team of family lawyers will help you move forward with confidence.

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