Divorce and Separation

Whether you are considering petitioning for divorce, or have received a petition for divorce, we are here to help.

Divorce can be extremely painful and leave people feeling frightened and confused about their future, their home and their finances, as well as what may happen to their children.

If you are faced with the prospect of divorce or separation, you may feel alone, but you do not need to be afraid to seek professional divorce advice. Head over to our divorce and separation advice page for more information on how the divorce process works.

K J Smith Solicitors are specialist family lawyers. We have a team of experienced and highly-skilled specialist divorce lawyers who can advise you on the most cost effective and efficient way to proceed with a divorce. We are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to best practice, and we aim to always work in a non-confrontational and cost-effective way.

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Our friendly and discreet approach means that we get to know 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, but also the expert to act on your behalf.

We pride ourselves on being accessible and available – meaning our divorce lawyers will be there for you and act quickly when you need advice, by giving you a direct telephone number, an email address and making our hours clear to you from the outset.

Electronic Filing

Before now, all divorce petitions in England and Wales had to be prepared, printed and posted to a local Family Court in order to start divorce proceedings. This method was time consuming and often resulted in frustrating delays.

We are able to file your divorce petition electronically with the Family Court. Why is this better for you? Electronic filing enables us to:

  • Instantly lodge your divorce petition, thereby avoiding delays
  • Actively track each stage of your divorce application and keep you updated with instantaneous Court progress summaries
  • Reduce time spent liaising with the Court, making our service as cost-efficient as possible for you

No two cases are the same

Whether you are part of a heterosexual marriage, same-sex marriage or civil partnership, we tailor our service to your individual needs and match you with the specialist who will be best suited to handle your case. Our divorce lawyers have a vast amount of experience, knowledge and expertise.

Video Conferencing - Meet Our Lawyers

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Finding the right lawyer for you can be a difficult job, especially when you cannot meet them in person to talk through your concerns.

At K J Smith Solicitors, we believe that the current social distancing measures should not impact on your ability to access fast, free and personalised legal advice in your time of need. Whilst initial telephone consultations can be very useful, they can lack the personal touch especially when you are talking about sensitive matters concerning your children or family finances. Therefore why not arrange a free video consultation with us via Zoom, WhatsApp, MeetMe or Facetime?

Not only will you have the benefit of meeting your lawyer face to face from the comfort of your home or office but both you and your lawyer will be able to “screen share” documents facilitating better advice in relation to key issues.

Our flexible video conferencing service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, until 9pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) very soon.

Free, no obligation consultation

We offer a free initial 45 minute consultation to give you the opportunity to meet us and receive some initial divorce advice regarding your circumstances. 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. If you have children, we will also talk about options for their future arrangements.

Please contact our divorce lawyers today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 0118 418 1000 (Reading Head Office), 0118 418 1200 (Reading Central), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford), 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield), 01344 513000 (Ascot), 01635 785 100 (Newbury) or email info@kjsmith.co.uk.

We also serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Our Office Locations

All our offices are easily accessible by road, rail or bus and we are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. With today's busy schedules, we offer telephone appointments outside normal office hours until 9pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays.

Not sure which office is closest to you? Try our Office Finder.

If you would like to visit our team of family solicitors, we have offices in Henley-on-Thames, Woodley, Reading (Head Office), Reading (Central), Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield, Ascot & Newbury. We serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe and Wokingham.

Why not contact our team of divorce solicitors for a free initial consultation today? We offer a free initial consultation that can take place in any one of our offices or over the telephone.

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To find out how we can help you, please contact us for a free initial consultation. Call or email, we will be happy to speak to you about your options and how we can help.