Divorce Law

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How can we help?

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

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 

I would just like to say from me and my family that you are amazing. From beginning to end you have been fantastic. We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done to help us in achieving our goals. Thank you for everything I really can’t put into the words my true feelings of joy.

Mr H

It is always a pleasure to be instructed by Brighton and Hove Law. Their team are extremely dedicated, hard working, knowledgeable and professional. They are on top of their game; clients consistently receive gold standard care and advice and counsel have well prepared briefs.

Sarah Taite, Barrister

Thank you very much, I know I keep saying this but you have been absolutely fantastic with all your help, advice, support and energy. Thank you very much Michelle.

Mr S

If I could give an abundance of stars to rate Brighton and Hove Law I would. They have given an excellent service all round.
The care and personal attention given has been amazing. The support and understanding has been unmeasurable.


Sarah Dummett goes well beyond the extra mile every time. Her clients are really well supported and guided by her as they navigate their way through the often challenging legal process.

Gerardine Buckley, Barrister

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

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team – not the nicest of circumstances – but it was a real pleasure working with you, which resulted in the right outcome. You certainly kept me sane and my feet on the ground throughout the process. Finally, thank you for keeping my costs down. I have already recommended you to several people should they need any legal advice.

Mr S – East Sussex

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