Divorce & Separation


An independent voice when you need it most

Supporting you at difficult times

Family or relationship breakdowns are always upsetting, but talking to us can stop them becoming overwhelming and give you back some control. At Smalleys we understand how alone you can feel, and how difficult making the decision to seek professional help can be, but rest assured that the earlier you seek advice the better.

With free, initial 30 minute appointments available we try and make it as easy for you as possible by simply listening to the details of your situation. From there, we can begin to offer advice and, if necessary, legal representation on a variety of family problems including:

  • Separation
  • Dissolution of civil partnership
  • Finances, pensions and property
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements

On your side with expert advice

As family law professionals we understand that what you’re going through is difficult so our expert lawyers will keep you informed at every step, dealing with your situation as quickly as possible.

Whatever sort of separation you are considering, there can be complicated laws governing what all parties are entitled to. Whether you’re looking for an amicable split or are likely to need more assertive representation, you can rest assured that we will always work to secure the best deal for you and your family.

Arbitration and mediation

Our two family lawyers, Keith and Deborah , are both members of Resolution , a body dedicated to trying to find collaborative methods of dispute resolution. If you and your partner are committed to sorting out your differences with as little upset as possible – particularly helpful when children are involved – you can rely on us to guide you through the process of separating whilst lessening misunderstandings and arguments.

While legal measures will still need to be followed, if you and your partner agree you can remove the need to go to court, saving you both money and emotional upset.


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