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Divorce solicitors

Divorce and separations are stressful. Our expert divorce law solicitors are here to support and guide you to a better future, keeping things amicable if at all possible. We help you with divorce, mediation, child custody and financial settlements.

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Divorce solicitors and services

We can help you with any aspect of divorce. Whether you're married, in a civil partnership or going through a separation - our family law solicitors have the practical expertise and knowledge to help you get the best result for you and your family. You'll find us friendly and approachable, as well as very good at what we do. 

Take a look at our guide to divorce in the UK which explains the process and divorce timeline.

Divorce services

The services our specialist divorce law solicitors offer include:

  • Child disputes, particularly divorces: our child law solicitors are exceptionally knowledgeable and committed to finding a solution for you and your children which protects their welfare.
  • High net worth divorce: Our high net worth divorce solicitors are expert at advising on the division of multiple assets such as businesses, pensions, properties and investments.
  • Farming divorce: We specialise in working for farming families to help them manage the impact of divorce on their farms.
  • International divorce: Our solicitors have worked on cases throughout the world and can advise you on the implications of your cross-boundary case.
  • Divorce mediation - for more amicable, legally-binding solutions.
  • Collaborative law and round-table discussions - finding agreement with solicitors present.
  • Arbitration - representing your interests and negotiating with your former partner’s representative.
  • Court negotiations - strategy and support for court appearances

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What our clients say

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An amicable divorce

A divorce can be a largely amicable process, even though often there are stresses and strains along the way. Where it’s possible, and according to your wishes, we can support you to try and achieve an amicable split.

Specific ways we may support you, as appropriate may be:

  • avoiding blame for the breakdown of the relationship
  • being as honest as possible with each other
  • focussing only on what really matters, such as children, the house, the pension etc and avoiding arguing about things such as sofas or dinner sets!
  • consider taking a mediation approach to help you with this.

Thinking of divorce but you don’t have a joint account? If you don’t have access to the family money we can help. It’s possible to organise for the legal fees to be paid by the person who does control the family finances.

In 2021 the Legal 500 said "Their key knowledge in family law and their work etiquette gives clients extra peace of mind. I was very relaxed when I went through the divorce and Tees Law definitely supported me the whole way. Updates were constantly given about the case and they went the extra mile at all times to make sure I understood the law. Brilliant company and they look after all their clients." 

How much does a divorce cost?

The cost of a divorce varies according to your situation. Do give us a ring to book an initial consultation, if your combined assets as a family are over £750,000 or you have a combined family income of more than £100,000 a year.

In addition we offer alternatives to the traditional divorce process, which can be lower cost options. Our experts are trained in: divorce mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.  

How to start the divorce process

A solicitor can help you start the process of getting divorced, helping you get the best result and keeping the process as straightforward as possible. A solicitor can help you issue, or respond to, divorce papers. We can also help you:

  • Fill out divorce papers or respond to divorce papers
  • Reach a financial settlement after divorce
  • Agree on maintenance payments and child maintenance
  • Divide your assets

Child custody & childcare arrangements during divorce

If you’re a parent, we’ll help you protect and promote the interests of your children at every stage of the divorce. You can rely on us to guide you, whether you’re starting the divorce process or responding to divorce papers. We can help you agree:

  • Child custody – which is who the child lives with
  • Child maintenance
  • Childcare and arrangements after the divorce.

What our clients say

Legal 500 UK 2024

'Helen Midgley is a recently trained mediator, this added string to her bow fits her way of working very well. She is an excellent solicitor, with a keen eye for detail, her preparation is meticulous and she seeks an amicable solution wherever possible. Helen is in a league of her own'

Legal 500 UK 2024

'Caroline Andrews has made what seemed impossible, possible. She explained every step of my divorce in understandable terms and ensured I received an amazing outcome'

Legal 500 UK 2024

'Tees as a firm have been very supportive and sensitive to my case. Their legal qualities and their personal qualities have made my very stressful situation much calmer to deal with. They are professional in every sense of the word and I am extremely grateful for their services'

Legal 500 UK 2023

'Caroline Andrews has been exceptional. She explained everything within a very difficult divorce with ease, understanding total transparency and complete empathy. I would not have come out the other side of a very emotional time without Caroline’s outstanding expertise and guidance. A fantastic senior associate who is a credit to the industry'

Legal 500 UK 2021

‘The practice is large enough to have a good breadth of experience; although I am using the family department, they have been able to liaise with other members of staff in other specialist departments and therefore make the process simpler by keeping everything in-house.’

Legal 500 UK 2021

‘The practice has a wide range of expertise, therefore in a somewhat complicated separation situation the firm were able to provide all the required assistance needed, from separation agreement, through tax advice and conveyancing for transfer of jointly owned properties.‘

Legal 500 UK 2021

'Tenacious and committed' practice head Clare Pilsworth, who joined the firm in 2018, has more than 20 years' experience in complex financial issues arising from divorce and separation. She also has an in-depth understanding of farming partnerships and frequently advises clients in the agricultural sector.'

Legal 500 UK 2021

'Joshua Coombe is a fearless advocate for his clients, in both high worth money cases and children matters.'

Legal 500 UK 2021

'Louise Margiotta has been exceptional: sympathetic to my situation, implementing a comprehensive approach to my case, encouraging, pushing me and being firm when required (all to achieve the best legal outcome for me as her client). A professional approach at all times‘.


Louise Margiotta made my dealing with the practice exceptionally easy. She understood the personal nature of my situation and always tried to put herself into my shoes and provide me with the best advice.

Ms. D. C.


Caroline Andrews has helped with my divorce and with two separate child arrangement orders. Her advice is easy to understand and she has been a tremendous support to our family during some very tough times. Thank you once again for all that you have done over the years, for me and my kids.

Rachael Tilley


I recently used Joshua Coombe to guide me through a divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided me with reassurance and support at a difficult time. Joshua was very approachable and gave excellent advice and made the whole process as painless as possible.

Mr. R


I want to thank Victoria for her dedication to the task in helping me to secure a satisfactory conclusion to my divorce settlement. It took much longer than was first envisaged but Victoria's calm professionalism with a kind heart guided and encouraged me throughout the process.

Mr. D.

Bishop's Stortford

We would like to thank Abby Westell - her compassionate professionalism, wisdom and support is very much appreciated.

Mr P

Orsett, Essex

I would just like to say thank you to Louise Margiotta for all your hard work and support and thought you did an amazing job ... I also thought you were fantastic in court as we achieved pretty much everything we wanted.

Mrs B.


I was impressed by your prompt responses, your clarity and the way you all kept me on track. I couldn’t have asked for more from the team and I honestly believe I wouldn’t be in such a good place now if it hadn’t have been for you all as a team. A very big thank you.

Mr G

Bishop's Stortford

You did a great job countering barristers engaged by my then wife, to conclude a reasonable settlement for me at the Court. Thanks very much for your help and advice all those years ago - it has proven to be excellent!

Mrs G


Victoria, you have supported me through the worst time of my life and gave me the confidence to get through the day to day and cope with things you knew I struggled with. I am very grateful to you and feel I have become a stronger confident person because of it.

Mrs W


Thanks for your help and advice with my divorce, your calm approach helped me get through the trauma of it all.


Louise Margiotta went above and beyond to help her client. Her professional yet caring approach would endeavour to recommend her to anyone who needs a strong solicitor on their side.

Miss S.

Isleworth, London

Victoria handled the very difficult communication with my-ex partner with the utmost professionalism and pragmatism. I felt so supported throughout the process and her care and compassion allowed me to relax and maintain confidence through such a challenging time. An absolute all rounder. 10/10.
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