Divorce Solicitors

Leading Divorce Solicitors

Osbourne Pinner are leading divorce solicitors with offices in Piccadilly and Harrow. You can book your free confidential consultation by calling 0203 983 5080 or by email at info@osbournepinner.com We offer a wide range of professional divorce and family law services. Take the first step by calling us or completing the contact form. We are experts when it comes to divorce and family law which means that our team is always on hand to guide you through the process with confidence and peace of mind. With our innovative approach, you’ll be able to take the next step with ease.  

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Client Testimonials

Sophie Morrow
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Osbourne Pinner, and in particular their family law team were recommended to me by a good friend and trustworthy source. I have found in my dealings with them that they go the extra 'proverbial mile' in trying to help. This is not something I have experienced before with any other of the big family law firms. I am very happy with the service and will now recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.
E. Moore
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I asked to review my financial settlement. Within a matter of a short time, I got an appointment. My solicitor was very professional and kind. She even offered me the chance to have a video conference if I was unable to go to the office. I felt comfortable and I was treated with respect. I felt confident in her capabilities. She was warm and put me at ease. The process was made very easy for me. Osbourne Pinner family law team was on top of my brief to them. Should I need a solicitor in the future, I will be very happy to go back. Thanks
Victoria H-Williams
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Osbourne Pinner’s family law team worked with me tirelessly to put my mind at rest throughout the divorce process. From the outset I felt reassured. I was kept up to date throughout the process. The quality, and detail of the guidance I received was realistic and allowed a high degree of trust to develop very quickly. Without hesitation, I would recommend Osbourne Pinner.Thank you to the whole family team for your professional support during this difficult time of my life.
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Divorce in the UK

The decision to end your marriage and seek a divorce could be a very difficult one. It could bring an enormous amount of emotional baggage, and if children are involved in the process, moving forward in life could become even harder. There are two options for couples who do not wish to live together anymore; legal separation and divorce. You must understand both of the options before starting the process to get separated from your partner.

Divorce vs Legal Separation

A divorce is a legal process by which a couple can end their marriage. In contrast, a legal separation allows the couples to live separately without having the marriage end. Often the couple chooses a divorce when they have been married for less than one year or want some time to think if they really want to end the marriage.

A legal separation allows a married couple to make formal decisions about living arrangements and finances while still being in the marriage. This status is different from a divorce in several ways;

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How to Get a Divorce in the UK?

First, it is important to consider that divorce should never be seen as a shameful thing. It can save you from years of emotional baggage and restlessness to get the chance to start your life again. A divorce will consist of various agreements and issues. However, the divorce process can become relatively straightforward once you have the distance of Family Law Experts from Osbourne Pinner. We can provide you with guidance on all matters related to UK family law.

Divorce Petition

There must be a proper reason when you are filing for a divorce. It must be from one of the five grounds of divorce. Your chosen ground might completely depend on your circumstances. A divorce specialist can offer you the best advice to deeply understand these grounds on divorce and find the most relevant ground for your case.

The Grounds of Divorce in London

These are the five grounds on divorce accepted in England and Wales:
 
Adultery: This ground can be used when one of the spouses has been committing adultery. However, this won’t be valid if the couple continues to live together more than six months after the disclosure of adultery.
 
Unreasonable Behaviour: This ground includes any kind of verbal abuse, physical violence, drug addiction or drunkenness, denial to make the shared residing expenses.
 
Desertion: This ground applies when one of the spouses has left for at least two years before the date of the divorce.
 
2 Years of Separation: When the couple has stopped living together for 2 years before the divorce petition and they both agree to this procedure.
 
5 Years of Separation: When the couple has been separated for at least 5 years before applying for a divorce. This ground can happen even if one of the spouses disagrees.

The Complete Divorce Process in the UK

The divorce solicitors of Osbourne Pinner are always ready to provide you with complete assistance throughout the divorce procedure.

Filing a D8 Divorce Petition

Filling the divorce petition (form D8) is the foremost and most important thing that you will do to obtain permission from the court for a divorce. You have to disclose complete details about your marriage and state reasons why you want to dissolve the marriage.

Acknowledgement of Services

In this stage, the court will be sending an acknowledgement of service form to the respondent (your spouse). This form must be responded to within 7 days of receiving.

Decree Nisi

If all the information given on the divorce petition is found correct and your spouse has replied to the acknowledgement of service form, you will be granted a decree of Nisi pronouncement date. The divorce process is halfway through at this process.

Decree Absolute

To get a final decree in the divorce process, you are required to apply to the court within 6 weeks and 1 day after you have received the decree of the nisi pronouncement date. Our solicitors can give you complete support to understand the complications of this process.

How Long a Divorce Process Takes?

The duration of divorce completely depends on the circumstances of the case and its complications. There could be multiple variables, which makes giving an exact time frame impossible. Usually, a divorce petition takes roughly 6 months to receive a decree absolute. However, in some cases, it might also take more than 10 months.

Transparent Fees for Divorce Solicitors

Get a Free Initial Consultation Through Zoom or Face to Face: We provide a 30-minute free no-obligation consultation.

Fixed Fees Areas:

We charge fixed fees in the given areas:

Hourly Charges

We also provide exceptional legal consultancy on an hourly basis. These are our hourly charges: 

Our Services Related to Divorce

Divorce Petition

Our expert family law expert will prepare a consent order to get consent from both the parties that they have agreed about their matrimonial assets and finances. A consent order should be prepared professionally by a solicitor. The dedicated team of Osbourne Pinner can help you draft the most effective consent order.

Divorce and Financial Settlement

A divorce financial settlement is used as an agreement to determine how the assets and debts will be distributed among the couple involved in the divorce. We prepare this part of the larger divorce settlement agreement. Our solicitors make sure resolve the financial problems of divorce are settled through negotiation. By reaching a settlement in this way, you will be able to avoid visiting the court. Our solicitors will provide you with the best services, including financial arrangements.

Child Arrangement Order

A Child Arrangement Order is given by the court to provide information about the arrangements for a child. This order determines where the child will be living and how they will spend time with an individual parent after the divorce. At Osbourne Pinner, we have years of extensive experience in assisting clients in their child arrangement orders.

Legal Help for Abusive Relationships

Many women and men face abusive relationships in their marriages. In such marriages, a partner is responsible for abusing his/her spouse mentally or physically. Being in an abusive relationship is never a good option and can cause serious implications for your physical and mental health. Osbourne Pinner solicitors have domestic violence experts who can save you from an abusive marriage with a Non-Molestation, Occupation, and Prohibited step order.

Grandparents Rights

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. The family courts have also recognised the immense importance and positive impact of grandparents in the lives of children. A divorce could severely restrict or disconnect the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents. Individuals with parental responsibility such as parents, step-parents, or guardians can apply to the court for gaining access to the children. However, the grandparents are also able to apply for a contact order. Our solicitors can also help the grandparents to resolve disputes and gain access to their grandchildren.
If you want more information related to our team of family law experts or fixed fee services, then give us a call on 0203 983 5080 or fill out the online enquiry form.

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