Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Support when a relationship breaks down

Although there are subtle differences whilst a relationship subsides, there are no fundamental legal differences between civil partnerships and same-sex marriages when a relationship breaks down. In both instances, breakdown of a relationship can give rise to confusion, anxiety and concern.

At K J Smith Solicitors, we have a team of highly skilled specialist divorce and civil partnership lawyers who can advise you on the most cost effective and efficient way to proceed with a divorce in a same sex marriage or dissolution of a civil partnership. Our lawyers have experience of both and are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to working in a non-confrontational and cost-effective way.

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

I don’t think it is possible to tell you how grateful I am. You were a calming influence throughout.

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

Meeting individual needs

No two cases are the same, therefore we tailor our service to your individual needs and match you with a specialist who will be best suited to handle your case.

Our divorce and civil partnership 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.

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

Contact us for a free initial 45 minute consultation to give you the opportunity to meet us before deciding if you wish to proceed with instructing us to act on your behalf.
During this appointment we will seek to understand the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship and discuss the various options available to you.

If saving the marriage or partnership 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 your children, if you have any, and options for their future arrangements.

Please contact K J Smith Solicitors 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.