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We are Divorce Lawyers in Clifton – Bristol, Portishead & Clevedon

Harbour Family Law are Divorce Lawyers in Portishead, Clevedon & Clifton – Bristol. We help resolve agreements for individuals who are going through divorce or dissolution. We understand that divorce can be a stressful and confusing time. A time at which you wish to protect yourself and your children from the effects of your relationship breakdown. We guide you to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

You can begin a divorce after the first year of marriage has elapsed, on the grounds that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced by one of 5 facts:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion of 2 years
  • Separation of 2 years with consent of the other party
  • Separation of 5 years (no consent required)

The divorce process, assuming it is undefended by your spouse, usually takes around 3-4 months to complete. The end result is a court order called a Decree Absolute which dissolves your marriage.

Alongside the divorce proceedings you must also consider a financial settlement, which will resolve all financial claims between the two of you.

Harbour Family Law are specialist divorce solicitors. We offer a fixed fee in relation to divorce proceedings of £600 plus VAT & court fees (recently increased to £550.00) if you are the Petitioner (the person bringing the divorce) and £250 plus VAT if you are the Respondent (the person responding to the divorce proceedings).

We are expert Divorce Lawyers based in Clifton (in Bristol), Clevedon & Portishead. For more information please telephone us today on 01275 741202, e-mail us at or simply submit an enquiry online.

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