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Divorce Solicitors

Helping You Every Step of the Way

Divorce proceedings can be daunting, stressful and emotional. It is for these reasons that you need to ensure you instruct a solicitor who is a family law expert. As with all our family law services you can be reassured that our solicitors are fully qualified and accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We have many years’ experience of handling divorce proceedings.

Modern Approach with Minimum Costs

Bakers Solicitors take a very modern approach to family law and divorce in particular. We recognise that our client wish to take advantage of IT and we embrace that. We are proud to offer differing levels of service, including the traditional ‘face to face’ service that remains very popular or alternatively an ‘online’ divorce service. The ‘online’ service allows our clients to instruct us to deal with their divorce no matter where they live in the country whilst keeping costs to minimum. Alternatively our more local clients are still able to use our online service for the divorce but visit our office to deal with ancillary matters such as finance and children.

Grounds for Divorce - Know the 5 Facts

The only grounds for divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. A divorce will only be granted if at least one of the 5 facts laid down by law is established. The 5 facts are:

  • Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with them
  • Your spouse has behaved in such a way that it would be unreasonable to expect you to continue living together
  • You have lived apart for two years or more and you both agree to there being a divorce
  • Your spouse has deserted you for a period of two years or more
  • You have lived apart for five years or more – a divorce can be secured whether your husband or wife agrees to there being a divorce or not.

When you are ready, we are able to draft all of the court documentation on your behalf. We guide you through each step of the process - from issuing the divorce petition at court, to serving the papers on your husband or wife, through to Decree Absolute, the final decree of divorce. In addition to the divorce process we advise about how best to handle financial matters and resolve any issues.

Helping Overcome Issues and Providing Solutions

Not all divorce proceedings are straightforward. For example your husband/wife may wish to defend the proceedings or, more commonly, fail to cooperate. At Bakers Solicitors we will help you overcome these issues and we aim to only provide solutions.

We are able to offer differing levels of service depending upon your requirements. Fixed fees are always available and we are also proud to offer an online divorce service.



  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"

  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"

  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"

  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"

  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."

  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.

  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."

  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"

  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"

  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.

  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"

  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"

  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"

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