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Same-Sex Divorce

Same-sex divorce is virtually identical to traditional divorce

Same-sex divorce solicitors London

Same-sex divorce is virtually identical to traditional divorce — and we provide the same high levels of advice, support and guidance every step of the way.

A small difference between same-sex divorce and heterosexual divorce used to be the grounds on which a marriage is deemed to have irretrievably broken down. However, due to the introduction of no-fault divorces, evidence or ‘reason’ for the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is no longer required.

Our specialist same-sex divorce solicitors provide expert guidance to ensure a smooth and stress-free divorce process. We work with professionalism, discretion and sensitivity to support you through this difficult period. We have an excellent client satisfaction rate and will ensure you receive a fair and favourable outcome.

Our same-sex divorce lawyers are based in Harrow in London but provide their services to customers across the UK and overseas.
Goodwins Family Law Solicitors is an experienced law firm and member of the Law Society.

Get in touch with our team today to arrange an initial fixed fee consultation. We also offer video consultations.

Same-Sex Divorce FAQs

What are the grounds for same-sex divorce?

The grounds for same-sex divorce are the same as those for opposite-sex divorce: the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage demonstrated through adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion or periods of separation.

What is the difference between a civil partnership and same-sex marriage in the UK?

A civil partnership offers legal recognition of a relationship between same-sex couples, providing many of the same rights as marriage but without religious or social connotations. Same-sex marriage, legalised in 2014 in the UK, provides the same legal standing as opposite-sex marriage.

How long has Goodwins been providing same-sex divorce?

Goodwins has been providing its annulment service since 2014.

How long does a same-sex divorce take?

With the introduction of no-fault divorce, the process of applying for a divorce will now take a minimum of 26 weeks. The length of the divorce process itself will depend on a range of factors. We can better advise you once we know your specific circumstances.

Will I have my own dedicated solicitor to deal with my case?

Yes, you will be assigned a specialist who deals with same-sex divorce.

Do you offer fixed fee consultations for same-sex divorce?

Yes, we offer fixed fee consultations where we will give advice on how to proceed with your case, highlighting all options available to you and the costs involved.

Will my enquiry be treated confidentially?

Yes, we will deal with your enquiry with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, ensuring that everything is kept confidential.

How will I communicate with my solicitor for same-sex divorce enquiries?

Your solicitor can be contacted via phone or email. We also offer video calls. Alternatively, you can visit your solicitor at our office.

Where is the Goodwins office and how can I visit it?

Our office is located in Middlesex and is available to visit Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm.

Can you represent me if I live outside London?

Yes, we can represent you even if you live outside London. With modern technology, we can effectively communicate and work together remotely via video calls and emails.

However, if you prefer face-to-face meetings, you’re welcome to visit our offices. We’re committed to providing expert legal advice and representation tailored to your needs, whether you choose to work with us remotely or in person.

Meet the Same-Sex Divorce team

Watch our video to gain an insight into the inner workings of Goodwins Family Law Solicitors and how we can help you.

Same-Sex Divorce Process

Consistency, quality and sensitivity are the key elements of our approach to each and every case. Our expert team will deal with your situation with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, whilst striving to reach the best possible outcome.

Get in touch with our legal team via form, email or phone
Our dedicated law secretaries will review the enquiry and then will assign it to the most appropriate Solicitor based on the requirements.
We'll arrange a fixed-fee appointment to discuss your case
This can be done over a video call, face-to-face meeting at our offices or over the telephone - whatever works best for you!
Initial consultation
During this consultation, we'll take time to get to know you and your case and make some initial recommendations on how we can work with you for the best outcome.
You decide if you'd like to proceed with us representing you
There's no pressure across this period, we'll give you space to consider all options and make the right decision for you.
Retainer agreed and the case is started
There'll be some paperwork to complete at this stage, but we'll be on hand to support you through this process.

Why choose us?

Divorce and family law specialists
A leading London based firm
Members of The Law Society
Established over 30 years
Excellent client satisfaction rate
Experts in cohabitation agreements & disputes
International cases undertaken
Highly competitive fee structure
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