Are you considering divorce?

November 2020

The end of a marriage can be traumatic time for couples. Having to deal with heightened emotions as well as the stress of managing everyday lives and dealing with joint matters with former spouses including contact with children and financial settlements.

Courtyard Family Law Solicitors aim to help our clients through this difficult time by dealing with these matters in a sympathetic, efficient and professional manner.

Whichever party we are acting for, we will provide you with an excellent and understanding service.

Divorce proceedings can only be issued one year after the date of the marriage. If the marriage has broken down within the first year, the time leading up to this period can be used to start resolving matters concerning children and finances.

Generally, it takes between 6 to 12 months to complete a divorce and all other outstanding issues.

Divorce affects the parties rights under an existing will and you should therefore review your will and Courtyard Solicitors Wills and Probate Department will be able to advise you on this and prepare a will on your behalf. If you do not have a will, you should think about who you would like to leave your property to and have your will drawn up.

If you would like to discuss your options please don't hesitate to contact us.


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Who are we?

Courtyard Solicitors is a Limited Liability Partnership with offices in London & Devon. We have four partners; Christopher Shepherd, Sean White, Jonathan Green, and Jonathan Lynn. Our partners specialise in all property matters, Power of Attorney, Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Litigation, Business and Family Law. Each of our experienced solicitors has been practicing in their area of Law for many years and are experts in their respective fields.

We provide a fixed fee for our services where possible, that we believe offers our clients excellent value for money, which is borne out by the positive client testimonials below.


Courtyard Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society. Membership of the Law Society establishes a level of credibility for firms, as their role is to promote excellence in the profession and safeguard the rule of law.