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Divorce Solicitors in Bournemouth

Even in the most amicable situations, divorce is rarely straightforward. However, with the right legal support, the process can be a lot easier to navigate.

At Dutton Gregory Solicitors, we understand how difficult it is to make important decisions with long term consequences, especially at a time where emotions are running high.

Our team is here to guide you through complex legal proceedings, with compassion, clear communication and constructive advice that is tailored to your specific needs and desired outcomes.

Contact our Divorce Solicitors in Bournemouth today

Our experienced solicitors are not only friendly and approachable, but are available to assist you whether that’s by telephone, email, video conferencing, or face-to-face.

To arrange an initial consultation call us on 01202 315005, or fill in our quick enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Our Divorce and Separation Services

Our local team of Divorce Solicitors offer bespoke, comprehensive support in various areas related to Divorce and Separation, including but not limited to:

  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Judicial Separation
  • Freezing Orders
  • Financial Settlements
  • Child Arrangements
  • Matrimonial Home Rights
  • Section 25 Statements
  • Injunctions
  • Collaborative Law
  • Forensic Accounting

Divorce proceedings

To initiate a divorce, it will be necessary to submit an application to the Court, either jointly or as a sole applicant. This application will state that the relationship has irretrievably broken down. If you choose to apply as a sole applicant, the court will send a copy of the application to your spouse and await their completion of an 'Acknowledgement of Service' form, confirming their understanding of the divorce proceedings.

Our team provides legal advice and guidance through the entire application process, ensuring that the necessary paperwork is submitted. By entrusting our solicitors, you can cut out the risk of delays in obtaining your divorce.

To find a more detailed overview of the UK divorce application process, please read our dedicated divorce and separation page.

Judicial Separation

Judicial Separation is a legal process that allows married couples to live apart while remaining legally married. While Financial Orders can be made to deal with maintenance, property, and capital, the couple would remain married. The Court cannot deal with certain legal aspects, such as pensions. Sometimes a couple will have a Judicial Separation Order, which can be later used for divorce after Judicial Separation.

Our solicitors will provide you with expert advice on your legal rights pertaining to judicial separation. We will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the steps involved in obtaining a Judicial Separation and guide you through the preparation of the necessary documents.

Separation Agreements

Separation Agreements, also known as Marital Separation Agreements or Separation Contracts, are legal documents that outline the terms and conditions agreed upon by a married couple when they decide to separate.

It is highly recommended to have a separation agreement crafted by an experienced solicitor. Should you choose to instruct Dutton Gregory for your Separation Agreements, our dedicated team will ensure you are fully informed on what the agreement entails and the benefits and implications it can impose.

Divorce and Separation Financial Settlements

When a couple goes through divorce or separation, it is necessary for them to establish an agreement regarding their financial matters. Until a Financial Order or Financial Settlement Order is obtained, the financial ties between the divorced or separated couple will continue to exist, unless they choose to remarry or enter a civil partnership.

We help clients arrange mutual agreements where possible. Wherever assistance from the Court becomes necessary, we have a positive track record of securing positive outcomes.

Child Arrangements

During divorce or separation, parents must establish child arrangements to determine important aspects such as where the child or children will reside and the extent of contact each parent will have.

We encourage clients to strive for amicable agreements, promoting healthy co-parenting relationships and nurturing parent-child bonds. If a Child Arrangements Order does become necessary, we will assist in preparing a compelling argument and represent you in court hearings.

Our dedicated solicitors possess expertise across a variety of areas including:

  • Voluntary Child Arrangements
  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Special Guardianship Orders

To learn more about the child arrangement services offered by our Divorce Solicitors in Bournemouth, please explore our dedicated page.

Why choose us?

At Dutton Gregory, our specialist Divorce Solicitors will take the time to understand your personal situation so that we can determine the best possible strategy for you and your family.

From your initial consultation to any court processes that take place, we provide unwavering support throughout your entire journey. We are compassionate and approachable, dedicated to being there for you whenever you require divorce advice and assistance. 

We understand that everyone’s circumstances and concerns are unique. Our solicitors will treat you as an individual, tailoring our approach to align with your specific needs and desired outcomes. You can rely on our expertise and guidance to navigate the complexities of divorce and separation with confidence.

Above all, communication is vital. We are committed to keeping you informed at every stage, always there to answer any queries or concerns. Whether you prefer email correspondence, a telephone call, online video conferencing, or meeting with us at our legal office, we are flexible and welcoming to suit your needs.

We prioritise forming real relationships, offering personalised support, and being capable advocates to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce or separation case.

We take pride in our team’s expertise, demonstrated through our various professional recognitions. These include credentials from The Family Law Agency in Family Law, Advanced Family Law and Children Law as well as our Lexcel accreditation – a legal practice quality mark awarded to firms that routinely demonstrate the highest standards of client care and practice management.

Divorce law resources in Bournemouth

Citizens Advice Bournemouth

If you are currently facing a dispute relating to your divorce, residence, finances or children, you may find it useful to make an appointment with your local citizens advice bureau for a general overview of your options. Please note that this advice is completely free and confidential but is only available on a one-off basis and cannot act as a replacement for a solicitor.

Courts in Bournemouth

Follow the above link to find details for courts and tribunals in your local area. If your issue has escalated beyond negotiation and you need legal support through court hearings, get in touch with our Divorce Solicitors in Bournemouth for advice and representation.

Contact our Divorce Solicitors in Bournemouth today

Divorce is a complex matter that can be difficult to navigate alone. If you require support or guidance, we’re here to help in whatever way we can.

To arrange an initial consultation with one of our team, call us on 01202 315005, or fill in our quick enquiry form and we will be in touch promptly.