Divorce & Separation

Divorce and dissolution of a Civil Partnership can be complicated and very stressful for all individuals involved. At Knowles Benning we offer a sympathetic approach when handling these cases.

From access rights and child living arrangements, to property ownership and managing wealth, our role is to protect you and your family’s interests, especially when problems and potential issues are not immediately obvious.

No Fault Divorce

The introduction of the ‘no fault’ divorce on 6th April 2022 sees a shift away from any party needing to blame the other for the breakdown of the marriage, with contested divorces becoming a thing of the past preventing unnecessary court hearings and hopefully reducing costs and time.

Removing the blame helps parties to concentrate on what is important upon separation, that being the children and finances of the marriage which are settled separately to the divorce. The new process should provide for a more amicable approach for all involved by reducing the potential conflict with blame for the breakdown of the relationship often having been a centrifuge of conflict in the past and hindering the financial settlement and arrangements for the children of the parties, thus delaying the ability to move forward with your life.

Contact us today for us to assist with your no-fault divorce and help progress your financial and/or children matters swiftly to resolution.

How we can help?

We can assist with the following matters:

  • Separation
  • Nullity/annulment
  • Financial Matters on the breakdown of a marriage/civil partnership
  • Pensions on divorce/dissolution of civil partnership
  • Issues involving children, including Child Arrangements Orders (previously Residence/Custody and Contact/Access), removal from England and Parental Responsibility.
  • Cohabitant property disputes
  • Mediation
  • Pre-marital (pre-nuptial) Agreements/Post-marital (Post-nuptial) Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements/Living Together Agreements
  • Protection against violence, harassment or eviction by partner or spouse
  • Childcare matters