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Divorce and Separation Solicitors

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, emotions are often heightened, with many issues to consider. Our divorce and separation solicitors can provide specialist advice to guide you through all aspects of divorce and separation, including financial and child arrangements.

At Rollits, you will find our solicitors to be friendly and approachable. The Family Law team take the time to appreciate your situation to ensure you get the right legal advice and guidance. We are dedicated to delivering a bespoke legal service, providing specialist advice and support to you without legal jargon.

We make it a priority to get to know our clients and build strong professional relationships.  You will find that our solicitors are caring individuals who always strive to provide solutions based on sound legal knowledge, extensive real life experience and common sense. We can streamline the process of going through a divorce or separation and reduce the stress involved, while giving you the best chance of securing the outcome you need.

Whilst you might feel very uncertain about your future, with the support of our divorce solicitors, you will feel confident to make decisions that work and are right for you.

  • Rollits responded promptly to my request for help and then set about providing the information and assistance I needed in a very timely manner.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • Rollits’ teams in both York and Hull have excellent reputations for providing a professional service whilst conducting their clients’ cases with rigour and tenacity.

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

Our divorce and separation expertise

Our solicitors have considerable expertise on a full range of divorce and separation matters, such as:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • Separation agreements
  • Divorce financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children

Get in touch with our divorce solicitors in Yorkshire today

For expert divorce legal advice, please get in touch with our specialist divorce law solicitors. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Call us in Hull on 01482 323239 or in York on 01904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.

Our divorce and separation services

Divorce can often be a stressful process to navigate, particularly where circumstances are more contentious. Our solicitors can help you through each stage of the process, including initiating and responding to divorce proceedings.

Our divorce solicitors can provide comprehensive assistance throughout the process. We will handle every stage, ensuring applications are accurately filled out to reduce the likelihood of delays and that you understand the full implications of ending your relationship, including for your finances and any children you have.

Some individuals may choose not to get divorced for personal reasons such as religion, or because they don’t want to end their marriage at the current time. Under these circumstances, it is still possible to achieve what’s called a legal separation, which can provide some similar rights to a divorce, without officially ending the marriage.

A separation agreement can be voluntarily agreed between the separating couple using alternative dispute resolution. Our solicitors often encourage parties to seek this method due to being quicker and more cost-effective. Alternative dispute resolution can reduce the potential for conflict, helping to maintain a positive connection where possible, especially where children are involved.

During divorce, both parties will be required to make arrangements for the division of finances. This often includes both matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.

Our divorce solicitors in York and Hull can assist clients with reaching a voluntary divorce financial settlement using strategic out-of-court techniques, such as private negotiations and mediation. However, should court litigation be required for your division of finances, our team have a strong track record and can support you.

Children are often parents’ biggest concern during divorce, with disputes quick to arise over where children will live and the type of contact each parent will have. Our solicitors can help parents through the challenging process of finding a suitable resolution concerning their children.

At Rollits, our divorce solicitors in York and Hull encourage clients to seek an amicable approach to making arrangements for children. With our assistance, you can be confident in seeking a quick resolution through strategic alternative dispute resolution methods, including private negotiation and mediation.

Should your situation not be suitable for ADR or you and your ex-spouse are unable to agree on a solution, the court can make a legally binding decision on your behalf. The team can help you through the process drawing on our outstanding level of expertise in child arrangement court proceedings. We can represent you to find a child arrangements order that best suits you and your children.

Frequently asked questions about divorce and separation

While divorce ends a couple’s marriage, separation does not. Separation instead enables married couples to be considered legally separated so they can live apart from each other with certainty over their finances.

How much each spouse is entitled to during divorce will entirely depend on the circumstances of the case. Many people presume that the parties will receive a 50:50 split, but this is not always the case.

While many divorces can be agreed between parties, the court will still need to approve a consent order to make this agreement legally binding.

The court will take particular factors into consideration, including:

  • The welfare of any children of the marriage – the court will consider this above all else
  • The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities of each party
  • The standard of living enjoyed prior to the divorce
  • The conduct of each party
  • Each party’s current income and earning capacity
  • Each party’s age
  • Each party’s contributions to the marriage

Any disabilities the parties have – including both mental and physical

There is only one ground for divorce which is that the relationship has the irretrievably broken down. Prior to divorce law reforms in April 2022, the applicant was required to provide one of five reasons for the breakdown of the marriage, but this is no longer the case.

Who pays for divorce depends on the type of divorce application. For joint divorce proceedings, both parties are responsible for the application cost. However, should the divorcing party be making a sole application, they will be solely responsible for the application fee.

No matter the type of application, both parties will be required to pay their own solicitors’ legal fees should they need them.

The divorce application fee costs £593. However, this is often not the only divorce cost, should the involved parties need to negotiate arrangements for their finances and children, these matters will incur separate legal fees. We will be happy to discuss the cost of divorce with you during your initial meeting with a member of our team.

No, you are not required to have a solicitor for divorce. However, it is highly encouraged to seek the advice and guidance of a solicitor during the process.

A solicitor’s legal advice can help to reduce the potential of problems occurring during the divorce or separation process. They can also make sure you are clear on all of the ways a divorce or separation will effect your life, including your finances and any children, with expert guidance on your rights and what you can expect to achieve.

Why choose our local divorce solicitors?

Our expert legal team at Rollits are well-known in the community and legal sector for delivering an outstanding service. Our dedicated solicitors have built up high levels of skill and knowledge over many years of supporting clients with divorce and separation.

We are known for being friendly and approachable. The team care about each and every one of their clients, taking the time to properly get to know them and recognise their concerns and needs.

Our divorce and separation solicitors have a breadth of expertise so you can be confident of receiving sound advice and practical guidance in all types of divorce and separation matters.

Our divorce solicitors’ fees

Our pricing is based on the outstanding quality of service we provide, tailored to your personal circumstances and the assistance you require. We offer a clear price estimate at the outset, so you will have a fair understanding of the costs involved in our divorce legal advice.

To discuss our fees today, please get in touch using the contact details below. We can offer an accurate estimate of your legal fees based on your circumstances.

Please note that we only offer divorce advice on a fee paid basis, we do not offer any free initial advice or handle matters on a Legal Aid basis.

Speak with our divorce lawyers today

To discuss your divorce and separation law requirements, please get in touch with our expert Family Law team. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Call us in Hull on 01482 323239 or in York on 01904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.