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If you are looking for help with any separation services our specialist solicitors can help you. In addition to office meetings, we offer remote meetings by telephone or video if preferred. To discuss your options call us 24/7 on 0208 004 0065 or email us at 

Expert Family Law Services: Separation with Care and Precision

At Southgate Solicitors, we know going through a separation or divorce is really hard. We’re here to help with knowledge, care, and all the legal help you need. Our team will guide you at every step. Whether your divorce involves different countries, religious considerations, ending a civil partnership, or you’re not ready for a divorce and prefer a legal separation, we adjust our help to fit what you need. We want to make things clearer for you, make sure you’re protected, and help you feel more secure during these big changes. Look at our services to find out how we can help you through this tough time.

Civil Dissolution

Navigate the process of legally ending a civil partnership with expert guidance to ensure every step is properly followed, protecting your rights and future.


Embrace a smoother pathway to starting anew with the no-fault divorce law, facilitating amicable resolutions and reducing conflict, with professional support to avoid common pitfalls.

International Divorce

Expertise in managing the complexities of international divorce, ensuring the best jurisdiction is chosen for your unique situation for an outcome that respects your needs and legal rights.

Joint Representation

A unified, cost-effective approach to divorce, allowing couples to file jointly, promoting amicability and efficiency through the legal proceedings with careful consideration to avoid any conflicts of interest.

Judicial Separation

For those not ready to divorce, judicial separation offers a formal yet non-final separation, respecting personal, financial, or religious reasons, with legal and emotional support throughout.

Religious Divorce

Sensitive guidance through the intricacies of religious divorce, ensuring legal and spiritual considerations are honored, bridging the gap between civil requirements and religious obligations.

What we can do

At southgate solicitors, we offer comprehensive assistance tailored to your needs throughout your separation journey. Our team of experienced professionals understand the intricacies of family law and are dedicated to providing you with the expertise and support you need during what can be a daunting and highly emotional time.  We have Resolution members and also hold Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law. 

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How we work with you

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Initial Call

Our client services team will take details of your case during a no-obligation call to ensure that it is something we can help you with

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Strategy Meeting

A specialist solicitor will meet with you to go through your matter in detail and advise on a strategy and options

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What our clients say


As long as you have been married for at least 12 months and your marriage has irretrievably broken down, you will likely be entitled to apply for a divorce. 

Our qualified divorce solicitors will always discuss with you reasons for the separation and the divorce process. 

If you do not meet the requirements to pursue a divorce, our expert solicitors will explore other options such as annulment or judicial separation. 

A no-fault divorce allows couples to dissolve their marriage without assigning blame, fostering a less contentious and more amicable separation process. This approach helps in minimizing emotional stress and encourages cooperative resolution on financial and parental arrangements.

Yes, our expertise extends to the complexities of international divorce, where different jurisdictions could impact the divorce outcome. We guide you in choosing the appropriate jurisdiction, considering where you and your spouse live or your national ties, to protect your interests.

An uncontested divorce usually takes between 6 – 9 months, minimum. However, it is always advisable to avoid obtaining the final order, which formally ends the marriage, until financial matters are agreed and approved by the court. This will likely lengthen the time to finalise the divorce. 

Judicial separation allows couples to legally separate without ending their marriage. This can be beneficial for those who have personal, financial, or religious reasons for wanting to live apart without formally dissolving the marriage.

The court will issue your spouse’s divorce application and send you a copy along with an Acknowledgment of Service form for you to complete and return to the court. 

The form is short and fairly straightforward. However, if you are unsure as to what you are signing or if you object to certain aspects of the application (e.g. a costs order), please do not hesitate to contact us to obtain advice from our expert divorce lawyers as to how best to complete the form. 

Southgate Solicitors offers comprehensive support across all aspects of family law, including civil dissolution, divorce, international divorce, joint representation, judicial separation, and religious divorce. Our team provides expert legal advice, ensuring your rights are protected while facilitating a process that respects your personal circumstances and goals.

We're here to help you

Send your details to us and we will call you back to take further information about your matter, or you can click the number below.

We're here to help you

Send your details to us and we will call you back to take further information about your matter, or you can click the number below.