Divorce & Separation

Specialist legal expertise, for when it matters most

“For me, I wanted someone who was ‘on my team’, with the legal knowledge to help keep my chin up on days where it felt like I was going to lose everything. If I had to do it all again I would work with Hedges.”

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Going through a separation or divorce may be an incredibly stressful experience. When you instruct Hedges, you can expect an empathetic ear as well as pragmatic, expert legal advice on separation. We’ll take the time to fully understand your circumstances and needs before guiding you through the various options and what works for you.

You can elect to use us for every aspect of the process, or we can sit behind the scenes offering advice and guidance as needed. Whatever your legal requirements are, we can tailor our work for you accordingly. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome whilst avoiding any unnecessary antagonism or acrimony.

Children & divorce

Our experts will keep at the forefront of our advice the best interests of any children involved, seeking always to ensure that any impact on them is kept to a minimum.

Often this involves attempting to reach an agreement without going through the courts, by using negotiation, round-table meetings, or family mediation. The additional benefit of such processes is the fact they are often more cost-effective, amicable and result in speedier resolutions.

Resolving issues on divorce

For couples that are separating, there are many options available to help you come to an agreement. There is no one best option and it really depends on your situation. Our team are highly experienced in Non-Court options and can talk you through all the different approaches available. Read more about the options available here.

Court litigation

If court litigation is the only option, our experienced team will fight tenaciously and pragmatically on your behalf and have a proven track record of excellent outcomes. Our excellent rankings in leading industry directories, Legal 500 and Chambers are testament to our expertise , as are our client reviews.

Financial implications & arrangements

Dividing financial assets following a divorce or separation can be complex and contentious, particularly at a time when emotions may be raw and communication lines are frayed.

When looking at the division of matrimonial or family finances on divorce or separation, your first objective should be to identify what your legal entitlement and obligations are. These may well differ greatly depending on whether you are married or not and what documentation is already in place.

Finding an amicable solution

Where possible, our expert family lawyers will strive to help you reach an amicable financial settlement. This starts with assessing the most efficient, cost-effective course of action, be it mediation, collaborative law or negotiation via solicitors.

Our lawyers subscribe to the Resolution Code of Practice, demonstrating our commitment to helping you resolve and move on from your relationship in the best possible shape.

Going to court

There are situations in which an amicable solution isn’t possible or suitable, and the input of the court is required, sometimes very urgently.

Our team has an exceptional track record of successful court outcomes, we work alongside a trusted team of experts including specialist barristers, forensic accountants, tax advisors and business valuers.

Extensive family law expertise

At Hedges, our team has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of financial cases. Our clients range from home and business owners across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties to London and international clients with highly complex assets. Our team can take on cases in local courts, London courts or internationally, and has a proven track record in each.

Complementary services

As you come through divorce or separation there may be other important changes you need to make including making or updating your will, selling property, transferring your business interests or protecting your loved ones. We are able to support you with any further legal services.

Our Specialists

Our divorce & separation specialists

Alexandra Baggallay

Alexandra Baggallay

Senior Associate

Ian Davies


Sayna Patel, Wills, Probate & Inheritance Paralegal at Hedges Law

Sayna Patel

Trainee Solicitor

Divorce & Separation advice pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of getting legal advice for divorce.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding divorce or separation legal services
please call 01865 594265 or email us at hello@hedgeslaw.co.uk,
for a friendly, no obligation discussion.