Divorce & Family Law - Overview

Dealing with a divorce or family disputes is often one of the most difficult challenges you will face, with the potential to be expensive, time-consuming and highly stressful if not handled correctly. We offer sound, pragmatic legal advice with a personal touch to make divorce and family dispute resolution as simple and stress-free as possible, while saving you time and money.

We aim to keep conflict to a minimum when handling these matters and will use non-confrontational dispute resolution wherever possible, allowing both parties to agree a mutually acceptable solution. This is usually faster, less expensive and less stressful for everyone involved than taking the matter to court. This can also be particularly beneficial if you have children together as it can make it easier to maintain a positive relationship for the future.

Although we are based in Bristol, we have clients from many different parts of the country and overseas. We regularly assist people with everything from straightforward divorces where both parties are keen to end the relationship to much more complicated and contentious divorces where exceptional skill is needed to achieve a positive outcome.

We offer everyone a Free Initial Interview to establish the details of your situation and how we can help. This can be in person or on the phone, whichever is most convenient for you.

If you simply looking for more information at this stage, please feel free to Ask us a Question and one of our solicitors will reply promptly by email.

Our resources for divorce and family law

Our 10 Top Tips for divorce and family law provide simple, practical advice for if you are facing a domestic crisis. These tips are designed to make it easier and less confrontational to resolve family disputes.

Our guide to the Basics of Divorce Law gives you an overview of some of the key issues you need to consider when separating, including the acceptable grounds for divorce, the procedure for getting divorced and how much it is likely to cost.

Our Articles and News section can give you more information about specific issues we believe are likely to be of interest and keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the legal sector related to divorce and family law.

Our expertise in divorce and family law

Divorce and family law have been our main areas of specialisation since 1992 and we have a strong track record of successfully representing clients in divorce proceedings and various other family disputes under even the most challenging circumstances.

We have the experience and judgement to help you achieve a fair resolution that protects your interests and those of your loved ones, offering high quality legal advice and representation without the high fees of a large City law firm.

Our divorce and family law team is comprised of Elizabeth McCallum, who has particular expertise in disputes over children and the financial aspects of divorce, and Richard Devereux, the firm’s founder, who has three decades of family law experience. Both Elizabeth and Richard are members of Resolution, a network of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational family dispute resolution.

Get in touch with our divorce lawyers and family law solicitors in Shirehampton & Westbury-on-Trym

Get in touch with our divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Westbury-on-Trym and Shirehampton now by calling 0117 959 3344 or get in touch with your local Devereux & Co office.