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providing advice, guidance and legal representation on divorce and separation

When you are going through something as life-changing as a divorce or separation, you need the peace of mind that comes with working with real experts. A divorce or separation will have an affect not only on your life but on the lives of your children and other family members.

Watson Thomas Solicitors are a a local divorce solicitors firm that puts your interests above all else. We understand how difficult divorce can be when property, money and the ongoing care of your children is at stake, and it is essential you have a leading team of solicitors to support you.

We can also help if there is an international element to your divorce or separation, for example if you and your partner own property abroad or one of you lives abroad.

We believe in making your divorce as easy as possible for you. We offer fixed fees, a free initial consultation and expert advice from our family team. We are dedicated to offering outstanding personal service tailored to meet the client’s individual needs and demands.

what is the divorce process?

The process of dissolving your marriage is not a difficult legal process. We can deal with your entire divorce (which is separate from any financial settlement) for the fixed fee of £1000 plus VAT. You will also need to pay £550 to the Court when the Petition is issued.

In order to obtain a divorce, you will need to prove that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in your marriage, as evidence by one of the five grounds;-

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable Behaviour
  • Two years’ separation
  • Five Years’ Separation
  • Desertion

The two most common grounds are those of unreasonable behaviour and adultery. Even if you don’t consider that you have any grounds for divorce then do still speak to us as we may be able to issue your petition on the basis of unreasonable behaviour, where the threshold for divorce is not very high.

If you do not want to instruct us to deal with your divorce in its entirety, then we are happy to help you complete any forms and provide you with advice on an ad hoc basis.

our family law services include:

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Many thanks for all your help and advice during a difficult and emotional time, I will surely recommend you to any friends who find themselves in my position.
Client in Fleet, Hampshire September 2016
I am very grateful for the help I have received, and from such nice people too.
Customer in Hertfordshire, July 2014
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support and advice at my FDR meeting. I know that you consider it to be part of your job, but from my perspective, your presence throughout most of...
Client in Fleet, Hampshire, September 2017
Thank you (and your team) for your help with my ‘matrimonial affairs’. I wish you and your team all the best for the future, it looks very bright to me!.
Customer in Winchfield, Hampshire, September 2014
I greatly appreciate the time you have spent on my case and wouldn't hesitate to use you again or recommend you to others.
July 2016