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Divorce Solicitors In London

Why Choose Osbourne Pinner?

Leading Divorce Solicitors

Osbourne Pinner are leading divorce solicitors with offices in Piccadilly and Harrow. You can book your free confidential consultation by calling 0203 983 5080 or by email at info@osbournepinner.com We offer a wide range of professional divorce and family law services. Take the first step by calling us or completing the contact form. 

We are experts when it comes to divorce and family law which means that our team is always on hand to guide you through the process with confidence and peace of mind. With our innovative approach, you’ll be able to take the next step with ease.

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No Fault Divorce vs Legal Separation

A divorce is a legal process by which a couple can end their marriage. In contrast, a legal separation allows the couples to live separately without having the marriage end. Often the couple chooses a divorce when they have been married for less than one year or want some time to think if they really want to end the marriage.

A legal separation allows a married couple to make formal decisions about living arrangements and finances while still being in the marriage. This status is different from a divorce in several ways;


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Meet the Team

Anita Mary Shepheard

Senior Family Solicitor

Rashmika (Rita) Mehta

Head of Family Law

Yee Han

Senior Family Associates

Transparent Hourly & Fixed Fees for Divorce Solicitors

Get a Free Initial Consultation Through Zoom or Face to Face: We provide a 30-minute free no-obligation consultation and offer both fixed fee and hourly rate payment options, as outlined below.

Fixed Fee Divorce Areas

We charge fixed fees in the given areas

Hourly Rate Charges

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How Long a Divorce Process Takes?

The duration of divorce completely depends on the circumstances of the case and its complications. There could be multiple variables, which makes giving an exact time frame impossible. Usually, a divorce petition takes roughly 6 months to receive a decree absolute. However, in some cases, it might also take more than 10 months.

Divorce vs Legal Separation

Divorce in the UK

The decision to end your marriage and seek a divorce could be a very difficult one. It could bring an enormous amount of emotional baggage, and if children are involved in the process, moving forward in life could become even harder. There are two options for couples who do not wish to live together anymore; legal separation and divorce. You must understand both of the options before starting the process to get separated from your partner.

How to Get a Divorce in the UK?

First, it is important to consider that divorce should never be seen as a shameful thing. It can save you from years of emotional baggage and restlessness to get the chance to start your life again. A divorce will consist of various agreements and issues. However, the divorce process can become relatively straightforward once you have the distance of Family Law Experts from Osbourne Pinner. We can provide you with guidance on all matters related to UK family law.

Divorce Petition

There must be a proper reason when you are filing for a divorce. It must be from one of the five grounds of divorce. Your chosen ground might completely depend on your circumstances. A divorce specialist can offer you the best advice to deeply understand these grounds on divorce and find the most relevant ground for your case.

The Grounds of Divorce in London

These are the five grounds on divorce accepted in England and Wales:

The Complete Divorce Process in the UK

The divorce solicitors of Osbourne Pinner are always ready to provide you with complete assistance throughout the divorce procedure.

Acknowledgement of Services

In this stage, the court will be sending an acknowledgement of service form to the respondent (your spouse). This form must be responded to within 7 days of receiving.

Decree Absolute

To get a final decree in the divorce process, you are required to apply to the court within 6 weeks and 1 day after you have received the decree of the nisi pronouncement date. Our solicitors can give you complete support to understand the complications of this process.

Filing a D8 Divorce Petition

Filling the divorce petition (form D8) is the foremost and most important thing that you will do to obtain permission from the court for a divorce. You have to disclose complete details about your marriage and state reasons why you want to dissolve the marriage.

Decree Nisi

If all the information given on the divorce petition is found correct and your spouse has replied to the acknowledgement of service form, you will be granted a decree of Nisi pronouncement date. The divorce process is halfway through at this process.

Our Services Related to Divorce

Divorce Petition

Our expert family law expert will prepare a consent order to get consent from both the parties that they have agreed about their matrimonial assets and finances. A consent order should be prepared professionally by a solicitor. The dedicated team of Osbourne Pinner can help you draft the most effective consent order.

Divorce and Financial Settlement

A divorce financial settlement is used as an agreement to determine how the assets and debts will be distributed among the couple involved in the divorce. We prepare this part of the larger divorce settlement agreement. Our solicitors make sure resolve the financial problems of divorce are settled through negotiation. By reaching a settlement in this way, you will be able to avoid visiting the court. Our solicitors will provide you with the best services, including financial arrangements.

Child Arrangement Order

A Child Arrangement Order is given by the court to provide information about the arrangements for a child. This order determines where the child will be living and how they will spend time with an individual parent after the divorce. At Osbourne Pinner, we have years of extensive experience in assisting clients in their child arrangement orders.

Legal Help for Abusive Relationships

Many women and men face abusive relationships in their marriages. In such marriages, a partner is responsible for abusing his/her spouse mentally or physically. Being in an abusive relationship is never a good option and can cause serious implications for your physical and mental health. Osbourne Pinner solicitors have domestic violence experts who can save you from an abusive marriage with a Non-Molestation, Occupation, and Prohibited step order.

Grandparents Rights

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. The family courts have also recognised the immense importance and positive impact of grandparents in the lives of children. A divorce could severely restrict or disconnect the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents. Individuals with parental responsibility such as parents, step-parents, or guardians can apply to the court for gaining access to the children. However, the grandparents are also able to apply for a contact order. Our solicitors can also help the grandparents to resolve disputes and gain access to their grandchildren.


I asked to review my financial settlement. Within a matter of a short time, I got an appointment. My solicitor, was very professional and kind. She even offered me the chance to have a video conference if I was unable to go to the office. I felt comfortable and I was treated with respect. I felt confident in her capabilities. She was warm and put me at ease. The process was made very easy for me. Osbourne Pinner family law team was on top of my brief to them. Should I need a solicitor in the future, I will be very happy to go back. Thanks

Edward Moore

Osbourne Pinner’s family law team worked with me tirelessly to put my mind at rest throughout the divorce process. From the outset I felt reassured. I was kept up to date throughout the process. The quality, and detail of the guidance I received was realistic and allowed a high degree of trust to develop very quickly. Without hesitation, I would recommend Osbourne Pinner.Thank you to the whole family team for your professional support during this difficult time of my life.

Victoria Helena-Williams

Osbourne Pinner provided an excellent service. Dealing with a difficult and sensitive issue, over a protracted period of time, they always kept me up to date with the progress (or otherwise) of the complex matters required to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I would be happy to recommend Osbourne Pinner to anyone who needed legal expertise, especially with the kind of issue that involves complex property negotiations in divorce proceedings.

Sophie Morrow

Osbourne Pinner, and in particular their family law team were recommended to me by a good friend and trustworthy source. I have found in my dealings with them that they go the extra 'proverbial mile' in trying to help. This is not something I have experienced before with any other of the big family law firms. I am very happy with the service and will now recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.

Peter Willoughby

The team at Osbourne Pinner were absolutely fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone! Special thanks to the family team.

Robert C

They made a very difficult time much easier to deal with. Their professionalism kept me sane and focused on the outcome I needed. Special thanks to Anne for acting on my Pre-Nup in a very professional way. Professional yet sympathetic manner and the team always fights hard to defend your interests. Thank you Osbourne Pinner.

Stephan B

Thank you Osbourne Pinner for professionally dealing with my divorce and finances. I was extremely stressed over my family matter but after meeting and getting advice from family solicitor Anne, I was so relived. Thank you for all your patience.

Mrs Patel

I needed pre-nup quickly and instructed Osbourne Pinner. I received the first draft within a few days and nothing was too much trouble for the solicitor. Fee was reasonable and I will recommend this firm.

Alison D

Very honest & straight forward costumer service. Very knowledgeable & refreshing approach. I highly recommend


Such an experienced, skilled and very supportive team.


Excellent and professional service. Very clear and precise instructions and was kept well informed. Very helpful and very good at their job. big Thanks to the Team!

E. James

Thank you Osbourne Pinner for getting my settlement. I highly recommend their services.


Put my mind at ease and gave plain straight forward guidance to my rather complicated matter .


If you want more information related to our team of family law experts or fixed fee services, then give us a call on 0203 983 5080 or fill out the online enquiry form.

Frequently asked questions on divorce

When two people are in love and planning to spend the rest of their lives together, the last thing they want to think about is what will happen if their relationship doesn’t work out. So, for some couples, a prenuptial agreement (or prenup) can be a wise decision.

A prenup is a legally binding contract that outlines each person’s financial rights and responsibilities in the event of a divorce or death. Prenups are usually drawn up before a couple gets married, but they can also be created after marriage (postnuptial agreements).

While prenups are often associated with wealthy celebrities or businessmen, anyone who has significant assets or debts can benefit from this type of agreement.

There are several grounds, or reasons, that a couple can cite when filing for divorce. The most common grounds are "no-fault," meaning that neither spouse is to blame for the dissolution of the marriage. Other grounds include adultery, abuse, and abandonment.

If a couple chooses to file on fault grounds, they will need to provide evidence to support their claims in court. This may be difficult, costly, and time-consuming. No-fault divorce is typically quicker and easier than filing on fault grounds.

It is important to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer who can help you determine which grounds for divorce are available to you and which would be the best option for your situation.

It is important to clearly understand the financial agreement before signing a contract. This includes knowing when the agreement must be reached.

The date should be clearly stated in the contract so that both parties are aware of when payments are due. If the date is not specified, it is typically 30 days after the service is provided.

However, this can vary depending on the state in which the contract was signed. It is important to be aware of these deadlines to avoid any penalties or late fees.

If you're wondering whether the assets you bring into your marriage will become shared property, the answer is maybe. It all depends on the laws in your area, and whether your assets are considered community property or not.

In community property areas, any assets acquired during the marriage are considered to be owned jointly by both spouses. This means that if you get divorced, these assets will be divided evenly between the two of you. However, if you bring assets into the marriage that are considered separate property, they will remain yours alone.

So what happens if you live in a community property area and you want to keep your assets separate? You'll need to take some extra steps to make sure that they're not treated as community property. For example, you may need to keep them in a separate bank account or put them in your name only.

As anyone who has gone through a divorce can attest, dividing up time with the children is often one of the most difficult aspects of the process. But what happens when one parent wants to move out of the country? Can they take the children with them? The answer, unfortunately, is not always clear. It depends on a number of factors, including the age of the children, the relationship between the parents, and even the country in which you plan to relocate.

If you're considering moving abroad with your children after a divorce, it's important to consult with an experienced family law solicitor who can help you navigate the complexities of both local and international law.

When a couple divorces, one of the many things that must be decided is what will happen to any pensions that have been accrued during the marriage. In some cases, pensions can be divided equally between the divorcing couple.

However, other times one spouse may be awarded the entire pension while the other spouse receives other assets to balance things out.

The division of pensions on divorce can be a complicated process. There are many factors to consider, such as when the pension was accrued and how long the marriage lasted.

If you are facing a divorce and have a pension, it is important to speak with an experienced family law solicitor who can help protect your interests.

When a couple decides to end their marriage, they must determine whether they want to divorce or simply separate. If the couple has minor children, then they must also consider child custody and support issues.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to divorce or stay married. Some couples decide to stay married for religious reasons, while others believe that divorce is wrong. Other couples may stay together for financial reasons or because they have children.

If a couple is considering divorce, they should consult with an solicitor to discuss their legal options and rights. They should also be sure to understand the financial implications of divorce before making any decisions.

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