K J Smith Solicitors

Traditional Divorce

Each year in England and Wales, more than 100,000 marriages end in divorce. Divorce can be extremely painful and leave people feeling frightened and confused about their home, their finances and what will happen to their children. If it is happening to you, you may feel alone.

At K J Smith Solicitors, we have a team of experienced, highly skilled and caring specialist divorce lawyers who can advise you on the most cost effective and efficient way to proceed with a divorce.

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Our friendly and discreet approach means that we work with you to fully understand your circumstances and the reasons for your relationship breakdown. We then work quickly to find a practical solution in order to minimise the pain and stress throughout the ongoing divorce process.

Our aim is to be a friend on the other end of the phone who you can rely on and the expert to act on your behalf. We pride ourselves in being accessible and available – meaning we will be there for you and act quickly when you need divorce advice.

No two cases are the same so we tailor our service to your individual needs and match you with the ideal divorce solicitor best suited to handle your case.

Our divorce lawyers will offer support and advice throughout the proceedings whilst keeping you up-to-date on where you are in the process together with regular updates on costs and likely costs.

To petition for divorce, you must have been married for more than one year immediately preceding the presentation of the petition. The ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, and the petitioner, that is the person filing a petition for divorce, must use one of five different facts to support this statement.

  1. That the other party has committed adultery.
  2. That the other party has behaved in an unreasonable way.
  3. That the other party has deserted the petitioner for 2 years.
  4. That the parties have lived apart from each other for a continuous period of at least 2 years immediately preceding the presentation of a petition and the other party gives their consent.
  5. That the parties have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 5 years preceding the presentation of a petition.

Whether you are considering petitioning for divorce, or have received a petition for divorce, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free 45 min consultation to give you the opportunity to meet us before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

During this appointment we will seek to understand the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage and discuss the various options available to you. If saving the marriage is unlikely, we will seek to understand more about you and your partner's income, savings, assets and pension arrangements so that we can begin to think about finding a solution to your future financial needs. We will also talk about children and options for their future arrangements.

Please contact our divorce lawyers today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 020 7070 0330 (London), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke) 01483 370100 (Guildford) or 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield) or e mail info@kjsmith.co.uk. We offer a free initial 45 minute appointment to give you the opportunity to meet us and find out more about traditional divorce before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

We have offices in Henley-on-Thames, London, Reading, Windsor, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield and Abingdon and provide traditional divorce services across a wide range of other areas including Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Abingdon Office Suite 6, First Floor,
Merchant House,
5 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon, OX14 5EG
T: 01235 375500
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000
K J Smith Solicitors - Beaconsfield Office Cross Keys,
18 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1NB
T: 01494 629000
K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1 2AB
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
London,
WC2R 1AT
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5-7 Headley Road,
Woodley,
Reading,
RG5 4JB
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
Windsor,
Berkshire,
SL4 1PD
T: 01753 325000