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Our family team in Lincoln are renowned in the East Midlands as specialist advisors. Our divorce solicitors deal exclusively with family law and are all members of Resolution. The team is rated in the highest band for East Midlands in the renowned legal directory, Legal 500 and described as “recommended for prompt and personal attention”. Our team are also rated highly in Chambers & Partners.

During your free initial consultation we will take time to fully understand the issues you are facing and what you would like to achieve. We will provide you with detailed information on the options available to you, likely outcomes and process options, as well as clear information on costs. Our approach will be tailored to your own individual circumstances.

By combining our sensitive and practical advice with specialist knowledge, the Langleys team have built a reputation as one of the leading divorce services in the UK.

What our clients say about Langley's divorce solicitors in Lincoln

“Thank you so much for everything you have done to finalise my divorce. You and your team have been fantastic and very patient with me! That chapter of my life can be closed now and I feel the cloud has lifted.”

“I will take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your guidance during my divorce. You acted professionally and I felt comfortable with you at all times. I would not hesitate to contact you in the future should I need to.”

“Thank you for all your help above and beyond the call of duty.”

“Your help has been very much appreciated. It is good to know that you guys always had my best interests in mind in a most professional manner and for that I cannot thank you enough. Now I am happy that I can get on with my life having had such great support through this.”

“I cannot thank you enough for the help, support and guidance over the last year. You have been brilliant and are a credit to your firm.”

“I would like to say thank you for all your help and patience.”

“I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I never thought it would end but it has and it’s all down to your hard work.”

Why choose Langleys divorce solicitors in Lincoln

  • A free initial consultation with our team to understand your situation and establish the best solution for you and your family.
  • An expert team of family law specialists who are highly accredited and experienced in their field.
  • Our divorce solicitors are supported by a wider legal team who have expertise in trusts, property, business and finance.

Divorce and Separation accreditations

Members of the Family Law team are proud to hold the industry’s most valued memberships and accreditations, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standard of legal care.

  • Chambers Top Ranked 2020
  • Law Society Children Law Panel
  • Law Society Family Law
  • Legal 500 Top Tier 2020
  • Resolution

Meet our Divorce Solicitors in Lincoln

Emma Lawler, Partner

Emma Lawler

Partner

Alison Conlon, Senior Paralegal

Alison Conlon

Senior Paralegal

Peter Hardy, Chartered Legal Executive

Peter Hardy

Chartered Legal Executive

Natalie Wiles, Chartered Legal Executive

Natalie Wiles

Chartered Legal Executive

Our Legal Expertise

Divorce and Separation

Whether you have made the final decision to separate or you want to know what would happen if you did separate, we can provide you with legal and practical advice to help you. During your free initial consultation we will outline the divorce process, or what to do if you aren’t ready for a divorce and want to separate. We will also discuss the financial aspects of your separation and outline all options available to you. Your details will be kept completely confidential. We will then be ready to represent you when you feel ready to proceed.

Mediation

Our in-house mediation service can help you and your ex reach an agreement in relation to the financial aspects of your separation, or the arrangements for your children. If you are not an existing client of the firm, contact us today to arrange an initial meeting with our mediator, Emma Lawler. We will also contact your ex and invite them to a separate meeting. If mediation is suitable and you both want to mediate, a joint appointment will be arranged. Alternatively, if you would like our firm to advise you, or you are an existing client, we can put you in touch with one of our recommended mediators.

Avoiding Court

Our specialist advisors can outline your options in relation to out of court settlements. Our team will negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We can negotiate in correspondence with your ex or their solicitor, or we can attend a round table meeting with you, your ex and their solicitor to see if an agreement can be reached. We can also discuss mediation and arbitration with you.

Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Wealth protection is an important part of financial planning. A nuptial agreement should be regarded in the same way as an insurance policy. Such agreements are vital in circumstances where one party to the marriage brings significantly more wealth than the other. Such agreements can help protect family businesses, inherited wealth and family farms. Make an appointment with one of our advisors today to discuss your options.

Cohabitation

We can help if you are separating from your partner but are unmarried and need to resolve issues relating to your children or finances. We can also help if you are living with your partner or planning on moving in together and want to enter into a cohabitation agreement setting out how you would split your finances if you separated and who will pay for what whilst you are living together.

Arrangements for Children

You may be struggling to agree where your children should live or how much time they should spend with each of you. We can provide you with practical and legal advice to help you deal with these issues. We will outline your options to include alternatives to court proceedings and let you know what the benefits and disadvantages are for each option. Our team of specialists know about the impact a divorce or separation can have on children and can offer practical advice on how to minimise that impact for your children.

Frequently asked questions from our Divorce clients

How long does a divorce take?

A straightforward divorce can be concluded within around 8-10 months, as long as both parties co-operate and there are no delays with the court processing your paperwork. It is advisable to delay finalising your divorce until you have managed to resolve the financial issues. Therefore, if it takes time to agree the finances, or you have to go to court, this can then impact on the timescales for your divorce. We will keep you informed with progress throughout your case.

How much does a divorce cost?

We offer a free initial meeting with no time limit. During that meeting we will explore the options available to you and outline the estimated costs. If you and your ex-partner or spouse are able to reach an amicable agreement on finances, this will limit the extent of your costs. There may however be other factors to consider such as instructing a pensions expert to ensure you know your rights in relation to pension claims, or issues relating to tax, businesses or family trusts. All these issues need careful consideration before you can begin negotiations. We have a large team with a number of specialist advisors all of whom have different charging rates. We can therefore match the right level of specialist with you to ensure your costs are reasonable for your own circumstances.

I want to avoid court. What are my options?

There are plenty of options available to you. We offer an in-house mediation service, or, if we are advising you as a client, we are able to put you in touch with one of our recommended mediators. All our specialists conduct round table meetings at which you, your ex and your lawyers sit round a table and try to reach an agreement. We are also able to negotiate in writing on your behalf if you don’t feel comfortable sitting in a room with your ex.

What information should I bring to my first meeting?

You may not be in a position to let us have all the information at your first meeting, depending on your own circumstances. We will guide you through all the information we need when we meet with you. All you need to bring is evidence of your identity. If you can, try to discover as much information as possible about your financial circumstances.

I’m worried my spouse is planning a divorce. What should I do?

You may be concerned that your spouse is moving money around as part of a plan to keep assets out of the divorce arena. When you separate, you both have a duty of full and frank disclosure. This means you have to provide documents such as bank statements, accounts, property valuations, payslips and pension valuations. This duty usually only covers the 12 months prior to your separation, unless you are able to explain why it needs to go back even further. Therefore, if you suspect your spouse is planning a divorce and you do not have a clear picture of your joint and individual finances, it’s important to take advice as early as possible, even if you do not feel ready to separate. We often see clients a year or more before they decide to permanently separate.

Can we separate without divorcing?

Yes. If you want to resolve the division of finances, you would need a deed of separation. Make an appointment with one of our specialists and we will take you through the process and cost.

Latest videos from the Lincoln Divorce team

When in a separation do you first meet clients?

At what stage in a separation do you first engage with a Solicitor? Family Law Specialist Peter Hardy talks about his experiences with divorcing clients.

The most common questions divorce clients ask

What are some of the most common things clients ask our team? Senior Paralegal Natalie Wiles discusses.

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