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Divorce Solicitors in Brighton


Going through divorce, separation or dissolution of same sex civil partnerships and marriages can be extremely tough so we are here to take some of the weight off of your shoulders. We can even offer you a fixed fee in respect of the divorce proceedings, dependent upon the circumstances of your case. We would be more than happy to discuss this in more detail with you.

Our Trusted Divorce Solicitors

Martin Cray & Co are accredited divorce solicitors based in Brighton as well as parts of the UK. We provide personable and compassionate legal services and are ready to speak with you to hear about your situation. We also offer a range of services within family law so if you need support with child arrangements or cohabitation agreements we can help.

When children, businesses or personal finances (ancillary relief, now referred to as financial remedy) are involved, the road ahead can seem unclear. Our divorce lawyers in our Brighton offices can support you in taking the next steps forward. Whether you initiated the divorce or you are responding to a call for divorce, our experienced family law practitioners will explain the whole process in simple terms so that you have a complete understanding of the divorce process.

“Thank you Donna Robinson for your first class divorce legal advice and your patience throughout the whole divorce process. I felt I was in safe hands with you from beginning to end and I’ll never forget your personable service through what was a very difficult time in my life” – Name withheld, Divorce case in Brighton

We recommend seeking expert legal advice from our divorce solicitors early on in the process to ensure you are taking the necessary precautions to protect your family, your assets and personal well being. Please do not hesitate to speak to us today.

Our team of expert Brighton-based divorce lawyers are experienced in the world of separation, divorce or dissolution of same-sex civil partnerships. Judicial separation may be the terms you have agreed with your former partner, if so, we can support you in ensuring the separation agreement works for your circumstances. We pride ourselves on working hard for our clients to ensure they get a cost-effective resolution as well as the outcome they want.

We also offer expert cohabitation agreements and child arrangement.

Grounds for divorce

In the UK there are five grounds for divorce:

  • Adultery or cheating
  • Unreasonable behaviour such as abuse
  • Desertion
  • The couple has been separated for two years (mutual consent required
  • The couple has been separated for five years (mutual consent not required)

Ultimately, if the marriage has broken down beyond repair then both parties should seek the services of a family law or specialist divorce solicitor. Click here to find out more.

Our Approach to Divorce

Divorce can often be a bit of a minefield, so we can help as little or as much as you like.

  • If you are issuing grounds for divorce, which is when there is proven evidence of adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two or five years separation, then we can provide legal advice and support with any paperwork.
  • If the divorce becomes contentious and involves Court hearings, our years of experience in representing clients in Court will put you in the best possible position for the outcome you want. We will help you to channel the anger and distress into a streamlined divorce process.

You may want to proceed with mediation outside of court, if so we can help in the arrangements to get you started.

“Martin Cray & Co explained the whole process of divorce and financial remedies to me so I was able to make informed decisions throughout. Thanks to the specialist advice and legal care I received, I got the outcome I wanted, thank you” Name withheld, Divorce case in Crawley