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Divorce and dissolution

Lodders’ specialist divorce solicitors understand divorce can be a difficult and often painful process. We will support you with excellent legal and tactical advice, throughout the whole process. We aim to help you resolve your marital difficulties is a sensible, pragmatic, cost effective and proportionate way.

There is only one ground for divorce; the marriage has broken down irretrievably. We are now moving to a new style of divorce, with no fault attributed, better reflecting the modern view of marriage and divorce.

Our team offers clear and tailored advice to each of our clients and we are on-hand to support you from our locations in Birmingham, Cheltenham, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Led by the highly experienced Beverley Morris, our Family Law team is committed to putting our clients first. Personal service and taking responsibility are essential elements of Lodders’ overall client care, together with offering a confidential and discreet service.

Case Study

Mills v Mills – in the Supreme Court

Lodders represents the husband in this case, Graham Owen Mills.

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Meet our divorce law specialists:

Beverley Morris, Family Law, in Birmingham

Beverley Morris


Head of Lodders' Family law team

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Caroline Dresden, Lodders Solicitors, Family Matriominal, Stratford upon Avon

Caroline Dresden

Legal Director

Family law expert and collaborative lawyer

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Vivienne Middleton


Family law specialist

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Christine Williams Family law solicitor

Christine Williams

Senior Associate

Family law specialist

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Amy Parker

Amy Parker


Family law solicitor

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Baldish Khatkar, Lodders Solicitors, Family Law Lawyer, Birmingham

Baldish Khatkar

Senior Associate

Family law solicitor

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Questions answered

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

Divorce is the process whereby a marriage is completely dissolved and the assets and responsibilities once shared are either cancelled or redistributed.

There is only one ground for divorce, and that is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Irretrievable breakdown can be proved in any of five ways:

• Adultery by one or the other of you (where it is admitted)
• Unreasonable behaviour
• Two years’ separation and consent to divorce
• Five years separation
• Desertion

There are three stages to the divorce process:

1. The drafting and issuing of a divorce petition/matrimonial order;
2. Decree Nisi (the first stage of divorce – this signifies that the ground for the divorce is proven and that the process of law has taken place);
3. Decree Absolute (dissolution of the marriage/civil partnership – this is when you become legally divorced)

Divorce is typically a complicated matter in both a legal sense and personal sense for those involved and requires assistance from legal experts to help create a smooth transition from start to finish.

We engage closely with our clients to provide the legal clarity and human understanding they need to move forward and achieve their goals.

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