Our Service

Our divorce solicitors understand that getting a divorce can be an emotional and confusing experience. Our family law team has extensive experience in dealing sensitively with complex legal issues following marriage breakdown. 

We work closely with other specialist lawyers to protect your home, your business and your children.

How to get a divorce

The divorce procedure can seem daunting, however, below we have outlined the general process.

  • The divorce petition will be filed at court
  • The court posts the petition to the other spouse
  • The other spouse has 7 days to return the acknowledgement of service, in which they confirm whether they consent to the divorce
  • Once this is received, we can apply for the Decree Nisi
  • Six weeks later after the Decree Nisi, we can apply for the Decree Absolute, which will terminate the marriage

How long does a divorce take?

The divorce process can take four to six months, and usually, there is no need to attend court unless there is a disagreement regarding the grounds for the divorce or costs.

The divorce process can be prolonged if the other spouse fails to acknowledge the divorce papers, or if there are unresolved financial issues.

How much does a divorce cost?

In certain situations, you can claim your legal costs from your spouse within the divorce petition. For example, if the divorce is due to your spouse’s unreasonable behaviour or adulterous relationship.

We will discuss the potential legal costs in our initial consultation, where we will provide you with all the relevant information, so you can make an informed decision.

Grounds for divorce

There is only one ground for divorce: that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

This can be proven by one of five facts:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • 2 years separation with consent
  • 5 years separation

Our dedicated team of divorce solicitors are all experts in providing specialist legal advice tailored towards your individual family needs. We are also able to offer legal advice dealing with:

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Why Choose Myerson

Our divorce lawyers work closely with our other departments including: Corporate & Commercial, Property and Private Client teams to ensure that your financial needs are protected comprehensively and to ensure that you have the correct information to make the right decisions.

Based in Altrincham, Manchester, Cheshire, we are easily accessible for clients who live in the surrounding areas including Warrington, Macclesfield, Hale, Bowdon, Lymm, Knutsford, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Prestbury.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Jane Tenquist

Jane Tenquist

Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team

Nichola Bright

Nichola Bright

Nichola is a Senior Solicitor in our Family Law department

Sarah Whitelegge

Sarah Whitelegge

Sarah is a Solicitor in our Family Law department

Holly Atkins

Holly Atkins

Holly is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department


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