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At Brighton & Hove Law, we specialise in divorce law and act as a cost effective alternative to large law firms. We offer advice for clients involved in formal divorce proceedings, and prioritise dealing with the matter sensitively to ensure clients feel supported through the process.

The decision to end a marriage is serious, and must be treated as such. Our specialist family solicitors work to alleviate your stress and, under instruction, can receive Court papers on your behalf. We work with you to gather all relevant information and assist in preparing and issuing the petition. Our advice will cover all issues you may need to consider in divorce proceedings, including matters related to finances and children, for example. You must have been married for at least a year and your marriage must have broken down with no possible prospects of reconciliation.

How long will my divorce proceedings take?

Divorce proceedings take between six and nine months, and petitioners cannot apply for their conditional order for at least six months after the petition is issued and these timescales need to be factored into your thinking. Please note this process may take longer if issues regarding finances are not resolved swiftly. Finances may include assets such as the marital home, so can inevitably be a sensitive aspect of such a procedure. We also ask that our clients do not ignore correspondence from their partner’s solicitor or divorce papers they may receive, as this may disrupt the proceedings.

We also offer a fixed fee service in the circumstances that your divorce proceedings are uncontested. Book a 30 minute consultation with us below, or for more information on how we can help:

Client Testimonials

Thank you very much Sarah – it feels really good that everything is done and dusted. I can’t believe it was so simple really – thank you for all your support!
I have been recommending you and will continue to do so.

Mrs D – East Sussex

Dear Jennifer,

I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your team. I am so pleased that you have represented me and helped me win my children back into my life. Your legal advice is second to none and you are very approachable. This made me feel very comfortable and confident throughout.

Mr R 

Dear Jennifer, thank you for your hard work and support.

It was a great pleasure to work with you. I will advise a friend who is going through a similar situation to use you.

Ms J – Brighton

I’d like to thank you for your assistance. Your friendly, professional manner has been greatly appreciated particularly with such a sensitive and stressful subject. I’m very pleased I chose your firm.

Ms K

I had a protracted and complicated divorce and I could not have wished for a better solicitor. The divorce process and all the associated financial negotiations are complex and come at a time when you are emotionally fraught, stressed and at a low ebb. Having a solicitor who is fair, firm and practical and clearly explained the options at every stage makes such a huge difference.

Lucy enabled me to balance getting the fairest settlement with retaining a workable relationship with my ex. There were no surprise, superfluous bills or actions taken that I wasn’t 100% comfortable with, which is so important.

She was available to chat on the phone and I far preferred dealing with one solicitor, who personally knew my case, rather than going via a larger firm where you do not receive such a focused, expedited approach.

I would 100% recommend Lucy to my closest friends and family.

Ms S – Hove

Thank you for the order and for all the help in bringing my daughter back home. It has been the worst experience of my life and I couldn’t have got there without your professional help. You have been amazing. I will be forever grateful for everything.

Ms S

I must say you have been amazing throughout this process and we both are most grateful. I know it has not been the most straightforward of cases, but your understanding, flexibility and patience, along with your excellent communications have made it as pain free as could be possible. I will without doubt be recommending your services.

Mr F

Hello Lucy,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your brilliant advice. I don’t think I would have got through it all without your support. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who needs an excellent solicitor.

Ms K – Brighton

To book a no-obligation, confidential, free initial consultation, or find out more information about how we can help you.

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