Divorce and Matrimonial Finances

Going through a divorce can be one of the biggest challenges in your life, but with the right legal advice and support, it can be made much simpler. If you think that your relationship has irretrievably broken down, we will advise you on the steps you should take and be alongside you when you take them.

Our team of divorce lawyers and matrimonial finance experts have many years of experience in the legal, practical and emotional aspects of divorce. We have one simple aim: to help you bring your marriage to a formal end quickly and simply and on the best possible terms.

Don’t assume that your divorce will involve a bitter, drawn-out court hearing. These days there are plenty of other ways of reaching an agreement with your ex-partner about dividing your finances, property and other assets, and making arrangements for your children while keeping conflict to a minimum.

Mediation and collaborative law offer increasingly popular, constructive methods of untangling marriages, enabling couples to go their separate ways on terms that suit them and their wider family.

We offer a fixed fee divorce service for straightforward, uncontested divorce. This can give you certainty over the costs involved and mean there is one less thing to worry about when getting divorced.

We know that every client’s circumstances are different, so we will get to know your situation, concerns and priorities, then work with you to make sure that your future and that of your loved ones is taken care of.

Speak to one of our divorce solicitors now by calling 0117 909 4000 or contact your local Henriques Griffiths office in Bristol or Winterbourne.

Our services for divorce and matrimonial finances

We work with individuals and families all over England and Wales, helping to make it as simple and stress-free as possible to navigate all of the legal issues arising from divorce and family breakdown.

Divorce proceedings

We can guide you through the entire legal process of ending your marriage, from submitting or responding to a divorce petition through divorce hearings (if required) and all the way to applying for the decree absolute that formally ends your marriage.

With our expertise, we can make sure this process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible, allowing you to move on with your life sooner rather than later.

Financial settlements for divorce

There are many things to consider when untangling your finances from those of your former spouse. This typically include working out what happens to your family home, as well as savings, investments, pensions and any other assets.

We can help you negotiate a settlement wherever possible or represent you in a court hearing if required, ensuring you get a fair settlement, no matter how it is achieved.

Arrangements for children

Deciding where your children should live and what contact they should have with the non-resident parent can be one of the most difficult parts of any divorce. Joint custody is an increasingly common option and there may also be issues to consider, such as if one parent wishes to move to a different part of the country or even abroad.

We will always aim to find a solution that preserves the best possible relationship between you and your former spouse as this is generally in your children’s best interests. However, we are also ready to take court action where required to protect your rights as a parent and your children’s wellbeing.

Non-confrontational divorce

We offer two main types of non-confrontation dispute resolution for divorce:

  1. Mediation – Where you and your former spouse meet with a trained, neutral mediator who will guide you through discussing any issues that need to be resolved while keeping conflict to a minimum.
  2. Collaborative law – Where you, your spouse and your respective lawyers meet for a four-way ‘round the table’ discussion to negotiate any key points, allowing you to reach an amicable solution.

Why choose Henriques Griffiths’ divorce solicitors?

Our divorce lawyers have decades of experience guiding people through every step of the divorce process. We offer a friendly, compassionate and highly practical legal service, helping to make these often difficult issues as easy as possible to resolve.

With particular expertise in non-confrontational dispute resolution, we can typically help you find a way through your divorce without resorting to court action. This can save you a significant amount of time and money, as well as tending to make things a lot less combative and stressful.

However, where court action is required, we can offer the confident support and skilled representation you need to ensure a fair outcome for you and your loved ones.

Henriques Griffiths’ divorce solicitors include members of the Law Society’s Family Law and Children Law panels, reflecting our expertise in these areas. Our team also includes a member of Resolution, a group of lawyers specialising in taking a non-confrontational approach to family disputes.

Alongside our divorce law team, we have a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited property team who can help with issues such as buying and selling property, remortgaging and change of title which often arise as a result of divorce.

We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our practice management and client care, and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.

Get in touch with our divorce lawyers and matrimonial finance solicitors

For help with any aspect of divorce and matrimonial finance, please call us on 0117 909 4000 or use the links below to make an enquiry or request a call back.