Divorce solicitors

At Birkett Long, we understand the breakdown of a relationship is stressful and emotional, particularly when it leads to divorce. Our divorce and separation solicitors will help you make important decisions regarding property, your will, money, business and childcare, when you may feel least equipped to make them.

Our solicitors will guide you through the divorce process (including mediation and Collaborative Law), with kindness and patience, so that you can begin to move on with your life.

From having an initial chat with a divorce lawyer to a Decree Absolute being issued, the technicalities of divorce and separation can seem overwhelming. At a time of emotional stress, our divorce and separation solicitors can help you make decisions on the following:

What happens at an appointment with a divorce solicitor?

We understand booking to see a divorce lawyer can be scary. Click here to read an article about what happens at the first meeting with a divorce lawyer - it gives an overview of the information you will need to bring with you, how the meeting will work and what happens next.

If your marriage has broken down irretrievably and you are looking to obtain a divorce, but want to keep things friendly, take a look at 10 top tips on getting divorced amicably from a member of our family law team. There are lots of helpful articles about family and relationships, divorce and separation, children's issues and other topics on our blog.

Contact a divorce lawyer

To find out more about the divorce process, or to talk about where to start, contact our divorce and separation solicitors in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford today for a no obligation, free chat on the phone.


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