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Divorce & Separation

There's no way around it: divorce or relationship breakdown is a really tough thing to go through. Indeed it ranks in many surveys as one of the top 3 most stressful life events.

Here at Hedges, we may not be able to reduce the pain of a separation but we can hopefully help you through the process by supporting you along the way. "Our team of specialist divorce and family solicitors have the experience and expertise you need.

We'll listen carefully to understand what you're looking to achieve, by when, and offer you a variety of options to help you do so. We can be as behind the scenes or front of house as you need us to be. We can take on all of the legal process for you, or advise in the background so that you do.

We'll always behave in an appropriate way, avoiding unnecessarily fuelling fires or inviting acrimony that will just make your situation worse. We'll look at how best we can help you to reach agreement without a court fight, such as through negotiation, round-table meeting, or mediation.

If court litigation proves necessary, we will fight tenaciously and pragmatically on your behalf and have a proven track record of excellent outcomes. And throughout it all, we'll keep a very careful eye on any children involved: their needs and best interests will always be at the front of our minds, guiding the advice we give you. We know that at the end of the day, when we've closed our files, you're still going to be part of a functioning family, even if apart: so we'll do our best to ensure you're well equipped to move on and able to do that.

We'll also work alongside our colleagues in other specialist teams to meet your legal needs as your separation progresses. We'll help you make a new will for example, disentangle joint business interests and sell, buy or transfer matrimonial property.