Divorce Solicitors

divorce solicitors

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

Our divorce solicitors understand that getting a divorce can be an emotional and confusing experience. Through our many years of experience our family law team provide all of our clients with a personal service that allows them to focus on their emotional needs, whilst we deal with their legal needs.

This can be proven by one of five facts. Unreasonable behaviour, adultery, 2 years separation with consent, 5 years separation or desertion.

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 legally confirm the divorce.

We settle 95% of cases out of court.


How long does the divorce process 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. This is where our divorce solicitors support you on a one to one basis in relation to your specific situation and circumstances.


Divorce Costs

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 no obligation assessment where will provide you with all the relevant information, so you can make an informed decision.


We also assist with the following areas of divorce

  • International Divorce
    More information with regard to international divorce can be found in our International Divorce section.
  • Change of Name
    If you are getting divorced, you may wish to change your surname. You can do this either before, or after the Decree Absolute (final divorce certificate).
  • Children
    We also provide legal advice regarding child law issues that can arise from a separation or divorce. This can vary from case to case but commonly involves custody and maintenance issues.

“It has been a long journey since my first call to you and it was a difficult time for me”.

“I am now happy not just for the actual financial outcome but for the opportunity that I have now to rebuild my new life”.

Mr C, Hale


Why choose Myerson Divorce Solicitors

With our many years of experience and high levels of professionalism we can promise that you will be provided with the best legal support and advice available. We are recommended by the prestigious Legal 500, you can be assured that you will be provided with all legal options available including non confrontational methods such as mediation. Therefore our dedicated team of divorce solicitors ensure that your individual service is based upon your specific needs and circumstances.

Contact us today for your no obligation assessment.

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.


How We Can Help


A member of our specialist team will be happy to help.

To discuss Divorce Solicitors issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at lawyers@myerson.co.uk or call us today on +44(0)161 941 4000 to speak to a member of our team.

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Myerson Solicitors LLP
Grosvenor House, 20 Barrington Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1HB
Tel: +44(0)161 941 4000
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