Highly Experienced Divorce Lawyers

We know how stressful divorce is for the parties involved as well as any children in the relationship. We offer a sensitive and friendly service to help you cope with the legal aspects of obtaining a divorce. We deal with all the legal issues involved in a divorce including making arrangements for children and the division of property.

All divorce and ancillary relief cases are conducted by or directly supervised by Bharti Pattni who is an accredited member of the Law Society's Family Law Panel, Family Law Panel Advanced, Children Panel and is a founding partner of the firm with over 25 years experience of family law.

We handle all sizes of division of property (ancillary relief) cases and are fully equipped to deal with high net worth individuals whose matrimonial assets run well into the millions. We are committed to getting our clients the very best settlements the law can offer.

Grounds for a Divorce

The court will only grant you a divorce if your marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’, meaning that one or more of the following grounds exists:

Adultery by one of the parties to the marriage.

Unreasonable behaviour by one of the parties to the marriage.

Desertion for a period of at least two years.

If you both agree to the divorce, two years separation is a ground.

If your husband or wife won't agree to the divorce then five years separation is a ground.

Does the Government really intend to 'tighten the rules' on abortion? What ... - Catholic Herald Online (blog)
This all reminded me strongly of a previous occasion when a Tory government seemed to be proposing counselling: then, it was put forward (today we would say “spun”) as a means of insisting on a breathing space before couples...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
Celebrity Big Brother: Sally Bercow divorce odds slashed - Digital Spy UK
Sally Bercow's marriage continues to do big business for the bookies, with William Hill cutting the odds of her and husband John divorcing by the end of the year. When the 41-year-old entered the Celebrity Big ...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
More 'willing to forgive spouse' - The Press Association
More people in Northern Ireland are now willing to forgive their spouse's infidelity rather than seek a divorce, new research has claimed. Break-ups which cite an extramarital affair as the primary cause have dropped to their...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
News Briefs: Program offers support for divorced and separated - Livingston Daily
Livingston County Catholic Charities is offering a 10-week program for people who are experiencing divorce or separation. Divorce and Beyond will be held from 7-8:30 pm Fridays starting Sept. 16 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
Former Skid Row frontman's house destroyed by Hurricane Irene - NME.com
The singer, who no longer lives in the property, explained that he's been holding onto the home since filing for divorce from his wife in December of last year. He added: "What makes me happy is that my children & ex...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
Keep the relationship rolls at bay - CITY A.M.
SO last week, I was mildly amused to read that there is now scientific evidence, care of Ohio State University, that marriage and divorce can both trigger weight gain in men and women. Relationships, it seems, can have a negative...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
Christina Aguilera's ex-husband Jordan Bratman speeds off with mystery brunette - Daily Mail
He has been lying low since being hit with the body blow of former wife Christina Aguilera asking for a divorce last year. But it seems Jordan Bratman is finally ready to put himself back on the market. The hunky music marketer...
Tuesday 30. of August 2011
On divorce, couples fight over loyalty points and air miles - Family Law Week
According to the family law team at Pannone, loyalty points and air miles have become assets fought over by divorcing couples. Pannone describe loyalty and other discount schemes as 'deal-breakers' for many couples, who...
Monday 29. of August 2011
Children whose parents divorce 'more likely' to become bastards - The Spoof (satire)
Children with parents who divorce or separate before they are five are more likely to become bastards when they reach 16 than children with parents who remain together, a major new study has found. Demos, the think-tank, has...
Monday 29. of August 2011
Children whose parents divorce 'more likely' to become binge drinkers - Telegraph.co.uk
Children with parents who divorce or separate before they are five are more likely to become binge drinkers when they reach 16 than children with parents who remain together, a major new study has found. By James Hall, Consumer...
Sunday 28. of August 2011
Husband keeps family wealth in divorce ruling as sharing principle is ignored - B P Collins Buckinghamshire and Thames Valey Solicitors
A wife is not entitled to a £7 million share of her husband's £24 million fortune because the money was inherited from his father, a High Court Judge has ruled. Mr Justice Moylan said the wealth of the couple, who cannot be...
Wednesday 17. of August 2011
Taylor Armstrong devastated by enstranged husbands suicide - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills regular, was recently seperated from Russell and filed for divorce last month after accusing her husband of physically abusing her. But the news of his death has come as a shock to the star and is...
Wednesday 17. of August 2011
Divorce Invitation to kick off RR Movie Makers' English-language slate - Screen International
India-based RR Movie Makers have rounded out the cast on their rom-com Divorce Invitation as the company launches a US-based enterprise to produce and finance up to three English-language films a year. Shooting on the sub-$10m...
Wednesday 17. of August 2011
Rock bottom for divorce mayor - The Sun
A MAYOR'S divorce has turned ugly after he dumped a 20-tonnes BOULDER on his ex-wife's drive. Dany Larivière is being investigated by cops after leaving the enormous rock, gift-wrapped outside Isabelle Prevost's...
Tuesday 16. of August 2011
Guinness family love triangle unraveled - Daily Mail
But now, 23 years after his divorce from Mary, I can reveal that neither Rebecca, 32, nor Rory, 30, were fathered by him. Rebecca's father is Lord Moyne's brother, Guinness heir Kieran Guinness, 62, who met Mary in the...
Tuesday 16. of August 2011
Father 'knifed his family over divorce fears' in Jersey - Metro
A Polish man suspected of killing six people in a frenzied knife attack has been named as Damian Rzeszowski. Police are waiting to question the 30-year-old in hospital over the deaths of four members of his family and two others...
Tuesday 16. of August 2011
J.Lo's Scientology Beliefs To Blame For Divorce? - MTV UK
According to the Daily Mail, the couple decided to divorce after arguing over Lopez's plans to send their twins - Max and Emme - to a Scientology school, which Anthony is said to have disagreed with. An insider close to the...
Monday 15. of August 2011
Need a divorce? There's an app for that - Know Your Mobile
A new app from law firm Mills & Reeve could help you when divorce is on the cards. The Mills & Reeve Divorce UK app, which can be downloaded for free, is designed to help you deal with the process, from the emotional hell...
Monday 15. of August 2011
Husband keeps family wealth in divorce ruling - Telegraph.co.uk
A wife is not entitled to a £7 million share of her husband's £24 million fortune after 25 years of marriage because he inherited it from his father, a divorce judge has ruled. The High Court in London. Photo: JOHN TAYLOR...
Friday 12. of August 2011
Wife divorces High Court judge 'over barrister affair' - Telegraph.co.uk
It emerged last year that Sir Nicholas, one of Britain's most respected divorce lawyers until his appointment as a judge, had found new love with Elizabeth Saunders, who barrister husband was shot dead in a police siege at...
Friday 12. of August 2011
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