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Divorce is one of the most heart-breaking and life-changing experiences to go through. As well as being emotionally gruelling, the financial implications are huge.

So, it is vital that you get the right legal advice and are supported by an experienced and specialist divorce solicitor. At Ward Hadaway, we can advise you appropriately, ensuring your interests are protected and your individual circumstances thoroughly understood.

When a partnership has ended and the parties involved agree to divorce or wish to dissolve a civil partnership, it can be a long, complex process. Financial settlement after divorce and the decisions made in the divorce agreement will impact the future quality of life for those involved.

Ward Hadaway has worked with many people dealing with divorce and has years of experience in securing the right financial settlements while understanding the situation from an emotional perspective. We pride ourselves on guiding our clients through this difficult time with empathy, support and advice each step of the way.

When people seek legal advice for a divorce they are often at different stages of the separation. Some have reached an agreement that they are happy with and simply require a divorce lawyer to draft the documents and process them.

Others want advice on how a court is likely to deal with their separation and financial settlement but want it to be managed quickly and amicably with compromise and require guidance on how to respond to letters, draft offers and negotiate on their behalf.

There are also more difficult separation situations where communication between the two parties has completely broken down, and they are unable to negotiate or come to a reasonable agreement. Our divorce solicitors are also here to provide you with legal representation during these difficult divorce proceedings, picking up the tough conversations and resolving disagreements in a way that works best for everyone.

This is why we employ divorce solicitors that specialise in specific areas of separation and, importantly, different industries. For example, we have divorce lawyers that advise on divorces within the armed forces or emergency services like the police force or ambulance service as well as key public sectors such as education and healthcare. Our specialist solicitors also focus on same-sex couple separation. This differs slightly from heterosexual marriages, so we will guide you through that process. As well as experience advising on Islamic divorce to help both parties and assisting with any international issues. We are well versed in a wide range of industries and specialist areas and can advise you accordingly on the best steps to take in reaching a financial settlement after divorce.

As a full-service law firm, we draw on expertise from all departments. Taking a holistic approach to our services allows our divorce solicitors to provide comprehensive legal advice to our clients – something that smaller, boutique family-only solicitors cannot. Please do get in touch for a free, confidential chat about your situation and we can explain how we can help.

Our team have put their decades of experience together to answer some of the most frequently asked questions they get around divorce and relationship matters. Click the links to find out more.

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Divorce and separations
  • Child Maintenance
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnership
  • Enforcement and Variation of Financial Orders
  • Financial settlements, including pensions, trusts and business assets
  • Injunctions and Occupation Orders
  • Intervener claims
  • Judicial Separation
  • Living arrangements for children
  • Nullity Petitions
  • Property disputes

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