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We guide you through the fundamentals of family matters by answering some popular questions regarding divorce, financial issues and children disputes.

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Do I need a solicitor or lawyer to get divorced? Can I conduct divorce proceedings myself?

It’s totally your prerogative based on your budget but there are obvious advantages of being represented by a specialist family law solicitor or lawyer. We would always advise speaking to a solicitor, at least in the first instance. 

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Splitting Up is the go-to site for anyone seeking initial FREE advice and support on a whole range of family and separation issues. Get in touch with us today to request a consultation with one of our experts.

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Find the expert or service you need for any issue arising from relationship breakdown

We have shortlisted specialist, experienced and trusted family law solicitors who will offer you an initial consultation together with sharing some other expert services, such as mediators, counselling support or financial advice.

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Joanne Major – Major Family Law

Joanne is an extremely well-regarded family lawyer whose knowledge of the law coupled with her business acumen and emotional intelligence make her a force to be reckoned with. With 27 years’ experience under her belt she is one of the most sought after and prominent finance family lawyers. Her national profile is unmatched against the peers in her region which is largely due to Joanne’s personal drive for innovation. Joanne is listed in the Hall of Fame of the latest edition of The Legal 500, as an expert in the fields of divorce and financial settlement.

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Sam Carter – Major Family Law

Sam is a confident, experienced and affable family law solicitor. Sam has demonstrated consistent case success-es, both in court proceedings and through out of court negotiations. He deals with more complex children matters and regularly advises and represents parents involved in international disputes regarding which country their child should live in or visit. Sam conducts his own advocacy at court wherever possible, which allows him to provide consistent and specialist representation to clients throughout their case. Sam is listed in the Legal 500 as a Rising Star and a Recommended Lawyer.

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Lucinda Connell – Major Family Law

Lucinda advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation and preparing pre and post nuptial agreements. Lucinda is listed in the Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer. Much of Lucinda’s work involves business interests, complex asset valuations and high value pensions. She is also an extremely experienced practitioner in children matters, dealing regularly with residence and contact arrangements and the relocation of children, both within the UK and overseas. She is recognised for her pragmatism and her judgement, honed over 20 years of experience of dealing with varied and challenging matters.

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Rona Samuel – Major Family Law

Rona’s expertise lies in advising on matrimonial finances and has helped numerous clients achieve the positive resolution of divorces and separations dealing with the division of assets deriving from pensions, businesses, trusts and inherited wealth, at court and through negotiations and roundtable meetings, depending on the respective parties’ needs and wishes. As a parent, Rona understands the impact divorce and separation can have on the parties’ children and emphasises the need to reach solutions which benefits them, inside or outside the Court process. Rona is accredited by The Law Society as a Family Specialist and a member of Resolution as a trained collaborative lawyer.

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Calvin Walker – Major Family Law

Calvin graduated with a first class Master in Law degree in 2015, and has been undertaking a range of family law work ever since. He is motivated by achieving positive results for his clients, and is passionate about finding solutions to intractable disputes. Calvin supports his clients throughout every stage of their case and beyond, including at Court where necessary. In the latest edition of the Legal 500 Calvin is listed as a highly motivated solicitor who is driven by achieving positive results for his clients.

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Sahil Aggarwal – Major Family Law

Sahil is an experienced and approachable family solicitor originally from Newcastle. He works on all family matters involving divorce, financial relief, nuptial agreements, domestic abuse and child arrangements. Sahil has had specialist training and experience in advocacy at Court such as representing a client’s in complex children disputes. He also has specific experience advising same-sex couples. Sahil recognises the sensitive and attentive approach needed when undertaking family matters. He always strives to build a strong, supportive and professional relationship with all his clients. Sahil is listed by The Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer.

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Our podcast 'Splitting Up Dot Pod' will guide you through the basics of family law by answering some popular questions regarding divorce, financial issues and children disputes.

As everybody’s situation is different, although our podcast is intended to be helpfully informative and thought-provoking, it cannot be legal advice. Find out more

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