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Divorce Solicitors

Divorce can be one of the most stressful times and at Pearson's, we understand that it has an effect on every aspect of your life. Obtaining good quality legal advice at an early stage is crucial and our family lawyers can help reduce the impact it has on you and your family.

How we can help with your divorce proceedings

There is so much to think about if you are considering divorce and separation and that starts with getting good legal advice and the right divorce solicitor.  Our team are members of Resolution and are Law Society accredited in Family Law and Children Law.

Our aim is to answer your questions such as:

  • what about the children?
  • what happens with the pensions?
  • what happens to the family home?

Our specialist divorce lawyers are with you every step of the way, whether it’s a straightforward split, or a more difficult disputed separation with complex financial or property issues and childcare arrangements.

Our professional team has over 80 years of experience working with couples who are thinking about separating or who have received divorce papers.

Divorce Proceedings

If you have been married for a year and your marriage has irretrievably broken down the process is currently based on one of the following:

  • adultery
  • unreasonable behaviour,
  • desertion
  • separated for two years with the consent of both parties
  • separation for five years


Children are quite rightly the focus for our team in most cases as it is crucial to protect them from conflicting parents.  We can advise couples seeking a divorce on appropriate child care arrangements and child maintenance issues.

Finance Settlements

You may need advice regarding property, pension, business and other financial issues as a result of your divorce as financial settlements are not automatically dealt with through the Court process.

Decree Absolute

Once the Decree Absolute has been granted it is always advisable to update or make a Will to ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish. Following the granting of Decree Absolute you will lose your right to inherit from your spouse therefore it is essential that you review your Will.

How to get a divorce

From an initial FREE initial consultation* with one of our divorce lawyers, we can assess circumstances and offer specialist legal advice on your situation.  We can arrange meetings at any of our offices in Oldham, Failsworth or North Manchester, by telephone or video call.

Our approach is caring and professional, focused on understanding your individual needs and we are committed to offering you the best legal advice and support you through a stressful timer. A specialist Divorce Solicitor will work alongside you and our team have the knowledge, combined with the expertise to ensure that all your issues are resolved as quickly, constructively and cost-effectively as possible.

How much does a divorce cost?

All our fees are transparent, we tell you in advance of the divorce costs involved so there are no surprises along the way.

Clients often initially think divorce is expensive and consider online options, but getting it wrong can be costly in the long run and you may not get the financial settlement you deserve.  We offer a variety of payment options which you can discuss with your team during the initial FREE consultation*.

The Pearsons family law team are based across our offices in Oldham, Failsworth and North Manchester (Junction 22 of the M60).

Call us on 0161 785 3500 today for a free initial consultation* about how we can help you. Email the team or use our online enquiry form and we’ll call you back.