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We are an experienced Divorce Solicitors based in Guildford Surrey

We are an experienced Divorce Solicitors based in Guildford Surrey  

You never expect to have family problems, but when they do arise and you need a Divorce Solicitors in Guildford, you’ll need a solicitor that wants to hear your individual story and help you to find a solution. We aren’t just legal experts, we use our unique legal and psychological approach to help you achieve a satisfactory outcome to your personal situation.

We like to promote a conciliatory, non-confrontational approach and our testimonials speak for themselves.

However difficult family problem appears, Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors can help. Our Family Law team regularly help clients with all areas of divorce solicitors Guildford queries, including:

  • Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Civil partnerships
  • Separation
  • Adoption, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Finances and Maintenance
  • Children
  • Injunctions
  • Civil partnerships
  • Cohabitation & Unmarried Relationships
  • Collaborative Law
  • Wills and pension sharing


How long does a divorce take? If there are no problems and your spouse co-operates, then usually around 5 /6 months.

Will I have to go to Court? No. It is very rare for someone to have to attend Court in an undefended Divorce.

Does my spouse have to pay towards my legal costs? This is at the Courts discretion, having looked at the facts of the case and financial means of each party. If you have reached an agreement with your spouse for them to pay, then the Court can record this agreement in an Order during the divorce. If they object to paying, then it will depend on the grounds for divorce and the Court will look at it on a case by case basis. The Court can order the other spouse to pay towards the costs, even if they do not agree.  In separation cases it is usual that each spouse will pay their own costs.

On what grounds can I base the Divorce on? There is only one grounds for Divorce in this Country, which is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. You have to show this break down by basing the Divorce on one of 5 following facts:  And as experienced divorce solicitors in Guildford we are best placed to answer any questions you may have.

1. Adultery
2. Unreasonable behaviour
3. 2 years separation and your spouse consents
4. 5 years separation
5. 2 years desertion

Does my spouse have to agree to the Divorce proceeding? If you are basing the Divorce on adultery, then your spouse will be required to sign a confession statement admitting to this before the Divorce is issued. If based on 2 years separation and Consent, they will need to sign to confirm their Consent before the Divorce is issued. The other grounds do not need their consent or admission before proceedings start.

Can my spouse stop or delay the Divorce once it is issued? Your spouse will need to return an Acknowledgment at the start of the proceedings to confirm they have received the Divorce papers.  If they refuse to return the acknowledgment, we can arrange for this to be delivered in a different way, i.e. by arranging for them to be served with the papers by a Court Bailiff.

Can they defend the divorce? Defended Divorces are extremely rare nowadays as it takes two people to make a marriage work and therefore if one spouse says the marriage is over, then a Judge is unlikely to stop the Divorce making spouses remain married. Defended divorces are also expensive.

Here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors you will find us sympathetic, realistic and above all professional. We know that that most people would prefer never to have to consult a family lawyer but, when the need arises, they want their questions and worries to be listened to and understood, not judged or dismissed.

For a reliable Divorce Solicitors in Guildford, Surrey please feel free to get in touch on

01483 826470

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