Divorce Law and Separation Law

Experienced divorce solicitors

Divorce and separation can be a stressful and challenging time, which requires swift, dedicated and sensitive guidance.

DMH Stallard’s expert divorce solicitors can fully support you through the whole process, guiding you through all the legal options available to you and advising you on how to achieve the best outcome.

With a wealth of expertise in complex financial and child-related proceedings in divorce, we take a pragmatic approach in finding creative solutions to difficult and emotional family breakdowns.

We will always try our best to reach a reasonable settlement without attending court.  Where this is not possible, our highly experienced team will take a strong stance in court proceedings to secure the best possible settlement for you.

What our divorce law team do

Our specialist family solicitors provide a comprehensive service on all aspects of divorce and separation related issues, including:


Separation for non-married couples falls under Common Law, but can be handled by our skilled team who also deal with separation and cohabitee agreements & disputes.

Read more about our other family and relationships services.


How our divorce lawyers work

During a divorce, civil partnership or relationship breakdown, it is important to consider the timing, nature and content of the divorce petition, civil partnership dissolution, or the response to any proceedings served on you. 

We provide early strategic advice on what to do when you separate, including how to progress and how to protect your assets.

We advise spouses and civil partners where matters are proceeding amicably, as well as where they may be more difficult.


Jurisdiction & international assets

An increasing number of couples have international connections and assets..   We are able to advise swiftly if you are considering divorce and are unsure in which jurisdiction you should issue proceedings.

In cases where there is concern about tracing and preserving worldwide assets that may be in the name of your spouse or partner, we can give you experienced advice as to the steps you need to take, including national or international freezing orders.

We represent clients with links to Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, the US and Australia.

London family courts have an international reputation as equitable and efficient. 

We work closely with trusted law firms in other jurisdictions to provide our client with rapid and detailed jurisdiction advice.

How we've helped

We acted as mediator where the parties had been living under the same roof for five years but had been unable to reach an agreement on finance. With only three mediation sessions the parties were able to come up with proposals they were happy with and which they were then able to instruct their solicitors to implement.

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