Separation and Divorce

It may or may not have been your decision to separate, divorce or end a relationship, but the decisions you make on the process you choose for your divorce can impact you for the rest of your life.

The aim of Sharp Family Law is to help you to make those decisions by:

  • Giving you a clear, step-by-step guide to the legal processes of separation and divorce, from understanding that a separation or divorce is both a business transaction and a time of deep emotional turmoil, to considering all the options for divorce and moving through them and on with the rest of your life.
  • Helping you understand what issues the law can and cannot help you resolve, the legal pitfalls to avoid, and the legal and other strategies that can guide you toward resolution.
  • Working with you on what is the big picture, what is most important, what needs to be accomplished, to determining who will do what in order to minimising the financial and emotional expense and experience.


Divorce procedure guide
Whilst the particulars of the divorce process will vary from case to case, the flow chart in the pdf provides a good guide to the current divorce procedure in England and Wales,

Download a pdf – Divorce Procedure Guide
Download a pdf – Client Preliminary Information Form

Recommended Reading

I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for representing me during my recent divorce; it is not an experience that I would like to repeat, but thanks to your help and professionalism, I am now in a position to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Further testimonials

Reassurance and realisation that what I am going through is a process and I am not being judged for my actions.”

You gave me a very clear explanation about the steps in the divorce process with a possible time-line.” 

It is a relief that the process is now over.  Thank you very much for helping me get through it.  I feel very happy that I chose you to deal with it for me.”

I am deeply grateful to you for your professionalism and expertise, and the considerate way that you conducted my divorce process.”

Useful Websites

  • Divorce Aid: An independent group of professionals who provide divorce advice, support and information on any family matter that might concern you. The website contains in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information and links to sources of support.
  • Advice Guide: Online Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service that gives you information on your Rights in the UK.
  • Benefit Enquiry Line: Website provides general information and advice on welfare benefits and how to claim them
  • Relate: Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website
  • Women’s Aid: the national domestic violence charity offering support for women who suffer domestic violence. Helpline number, campaigns, news, events and job vacancies
  • Civil Legal Aid: You might be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice


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