Divorce and Separation
Our team offers expertise in divorce and separation across all of our offices, and we will be there to guide you through a potentially difficult time.
Divorce is a court process to formally end a marriage. We can give detailed advice about this process, together with related issues, such as financial matters and arrangements for children, which can arise from the divorce. People usually do not need to go to court to get a divorce, although we can advise you if this happens in your case.
Separation is a much less formal process, although we often find that it is sensible for people to record their agreements in writing at an early stage to try and avoid any issues in the future.
Getting advice on these matters can prevent an already stressful time from becoming more complicated, and our team has a real depth of knowledge and experience. We understand that you will often be uncertain or anxious about the future, and we aim to provide you with as much clarity as possible.
Divorced Women Lose Out on £5 billion a Year in Pension Payments
A survey, commissioned by Scottish Widows, has found that women are losing out on £5 billion per year, by not considering pensions during financial proceedings following a divorce.
18.12.2017 / Read More
Agree to Disagree
As family solicitors we know that relationships break down for a whole host of reasons. Obvious examples are when others get involved or interfere, when there are money disputes or differences over...
24.07.2017 / Read More
Battens Expands Family Law Team
Tracey Parsons, former head of a family law team in London, has joined one of the South West's most successful law firms, Battens Solicitors.
Tracey, who practiced law in London for 12 years&nb...
24.07.2017 / Read More
Divorce - The Proposed New Way Forward
Battens’ team of family lawyers are members of Resolution which is an organisation composed of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes....
11.12.2016 / Read More
Lesley Powell Awarded Re-Accreditation for Outstanding Skills & Expertise
Lesley Powell, Associate Solicitor in our Yeovil office, has successfully achieved specialist family law re-accreditation in the areas of complex financial remedies and domestic abuse.
Lesley was awa...
03.10.2016 / Read More