Are you looking for divorce lawyers in Sutton, Surrey?

Our friendly family law specialists in Sutton are here to help. Call us today on 020 3621 0111.

Do you require assistance from experienced divorce solicitors in Sutton or Belmont?

Family law can be a very sensitive and complex subject; here at Bellwether Solicitors we aim to provide you with a compassionate, personal, and professional service.

If you are considering separating from your partner, it is sensible to seek out the advice of a separation lawyer or divorce specialist, who will be able to offer legal guidance and advice. We are proud members of Resolution and are committed to their strict code of conduct. Our lawyers can offer a range of expertise across different areas of family law, including:

  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Property disputes
  • Cohabitation issues
  • Dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Child arrangement orders
  • Protective injunctions (including emergency applications)
  • Grandparent rights
  • And more

Our divorce lawyers have offices in Cheam and Kingston-upon-Thames. We are able to offer in person meetings as well as remote consultations by telephone or video. Our company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

If you would like to speak to one of our divorce attorneys or learn more about our services, please call 020 4535 2300 or 020 3621 0111.

We offer an initial consultation for a fixed rate of £150 plus VAT.  The initial consultation can take place either in person or by remote means (video or telephone).

We are accredited and approved.

Bellwether Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA number 627330.
We are subject to the rules set out in the SRA Standards & Regulations, which can be accessed here.

We are proud members of Resolution.

Divorce solicitors and divorce mediation near Belmont

Seperation lawyers near Sutton

Going through a divorce is never easy, but our divorce solicitors near Belmont or Sutton can offer advice and guidance at every stage, tailored to your case.  We offer empathy and care, so you can feel reassured that you have the right team by your side.

We can assist with every aspect of divorce, including applying for a divorce, reaching financial settlements, maintenance payments, the family home, and more.  We can also help to resolve issues surrounding access to children.

We always try to resolve issues out of court and, in the vast majority of cases, we are able to do so.  We can help you to reach a resolution regarding sharing money, property and possessions.  When we are able to reach an agreement on your behalf without having to issue court proceedings, your case can be dealt with more quickly, cost-effectively and in a less formal setting.  However, in circumstances where this is not possible, our divorce lawyers are experienced and can competently represent you in fully contested proceedings and provide you with the support that you will need.

We offer comprehensive divorce advice in Sutton, SM1

Seperation lawyers near Sutton

We can assist clients thinking about divorce in Sutton.  We understand that every family is different and our divorce solicitors can work with you in a way that is tailored to your needs and requirements.  We aim to provide workable solutions that all members of the family can commit to in the long-term.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) which came into force on 6 April 2022 introduced the “no-fault divorce” system. Whilst the ground for a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership remains the same i.e. the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage or civil partnership, it is no longer necessary to rely on one of the five facts to prove this.  Prior to the DDSA 2020, the facts which could be used to prove the only ground for divorce (the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage) were as follows:-

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • Two years’ separation (with consent)
  • Five years’ separation

Further, prior to the DDSA 2020, it was open to the respondent in the divorce to defend the proceedings if he/she so wished. This is no longer possible, and a divorce can now only be defended based on the validity or subsistence of the marriage or civil partnership or where the court does not have jurisdiction to entertain the proceedings.

The DDSA 2020 has changed the terminology around divorce, what was previously called a “divorce petition” is now called a “divorce application”.  The “decree nisi” is now the “conditional order of divorce or dissolution” and the “decree absolute” is a “final order”.  The petitioner is now called the applicant.  Further, for the first time, it is possible for the parties to make a joint application to divorce.

What to look for when finding the best relationship breakdown lawyers in Sutton

Did you know that two in five marriages end in divorce?  The end of any relationship can be overwhelming.  We understand that finding the right divorce lawyers in Sutton can feel nerve-wracking.  Our team of local marriage solicitors have many years of experience handling many different cases.

We understand that there may be a lot to resolve, and we can create a personalised process for you to move through, so that you feel understood, listened to and supported at every stage of the divorce process.

We always try to minimise any distress for all parties and any children involved.  We come highly recommended as you can see from the reviews left by previous clients.

For a no-obligation divorce consultation near Sutton, call now

If you have taken the decision to end a relationship, or you are considering ending a relationship but you are unsure of your rights, we would suggest that you contact us to make an appointment so that can advise you accordingly regarding the family law services that we offer for clients in Sutton.  If you would like to know more, we can be reached on 020 4535 2300 or 020 3621 0111 or by email on