Divorce Solicitors in Cardiff

The divorce process is normally relatively simple; however, it often comes at an emotional time where most people are looking forward to moving on with their lives. Dealing with the legal complexities at this time can feel a burden.

Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff, South Wales are experts at navigating the intricacies of the divorce procedure. We have the experience and knowledge to achieve the best possible results, always working efficiently, and reducing stress where possible.

At hpjv, our team have many years of experience guiding clients through this process whilst supporting them with tailored legal advice. We also focus on supporting you personally, as we understand what a strain this process can have on your overall wellbeing.

Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff can assist with a wide variety of divorce related topics, for example:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • Financial settlements
  • Child arrangements
  • Separation agreements
  • Non-confrontational dispute resolution

Speak to our divorce solicitors in Cardiff

To get in contact with one of our expert solicitors, you can call our Cardiff office on 02921 304307. We also have offices in Chepstow and Newport.

Alternatively, you can use our contact form to make an enquiry, and someone will be in contact shortly.

Our divorce services in Cardiff

Divorce proceedings

Divorce proceedings can often be complex and stressful for those going through them. Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff understand this, which is why we take extra steps to minimise the stress felt by our clients. This means that we handle all the legal intricacies involved in the divorce process, including:

  • Applying for divorce
  • Representing you in a divorce hearing (if required)
  • Applying for a conditional order
  • Applying for a final order

During the divorce process, it is vital that you have the support of an experienced solicitor who can guide you through the process whilst making sure that all the boxes are ticked and that everything is in order.

Our specialist divorce solicitors will provide assistance with every aspect of the divorce process, including the divorce application process, and providing generalised divorce advice.

Find out more about our divorce services.

Responding to divorce proceedings

There are two types of divorce application processes; sole application in which one spouse applies or joint application where both spouses apply together. If one spouse makes a sole application, the other will be required to respond to the divorce process with an ‘acknowledgement of service’ form, in order to confirm that they have acknowledged the application.

Our divorce solicitors will ensure that the form is filled out correctly, which will help to prevent any potential delays.

Financial settlements

When you get married, your finances immediately become linked with your partner. Unfortunately, when you get divorced, your finances are not automatically separated, which often causes a lot of contention between the two parties. With the support of an expert divorce solicitor, a financial settlement can be agreed upon between both spouses, ensuring that your finances are taken care of and that you receive the money that you deserve.

Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff can help with:

  • Providing financial guidance after the initial separation, such as how your bills and mortgage/rent will be paid, as well as how to deal with daily expenses
  • Providing support for alternative dispute resolution methods, for example mediation and collaborative law.
  • Personalising financial division advice, including complex assets involving things like overseas property and pensions
  • Advice on spousal and child maintenance arrangements
  • Drafting and reviewing your financial arrangement and apply for a consent order to sever your financial link
  • Conducting the financial settlement in court where a financial agreement cannot be agreed
  • Enforcing any consent order or financial order should your partner fail to comply

Find out more about our financial settlement for divorce services.

Child arrangements

Legal issues related to children can often prove to be a point of contention during the divorce process, due to both parents wishing to have the same relationship with the child prior to their separation.

The decision as to where children will live and the type of contact each parent will have with their children can raise a lot of emotions. This is why our divorce solicitors in Cardiff take extra steps to relieve the burden on you during this difficult time, approaching this challenging topic with sensitivity and compassion, whilst making sure you and your children’s wellbeing is accounted for.

Our child arrangement solicitors can advise on matters such as:

  • Where your children will live
  • How much time they will spend with each parent
  • Where they will spend holidays such as Christmas
  • How they will be brought up, for example, where they will go to school
  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Child maintenance Payments

Find out more about our arrangements for children services.

Non-confrontational dispute resolution for divorce

Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff, South Wales recognise non-contentious dispute resolution as an extremely effective method of resolving legal issues outside of court, especially in regard to family issues. This is because alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods are far less expensive, time consuming and emotionally charged in comparison to litigation.

There are many methods to consider when it comes to ADR, including:


Mediation is a very commonly employed method of ADR, where the two spouses meet with a neutral third party referred to as a mediator, who will help to facilitate discussions that hopefully lead to a mutually agreeable resolution. The role of the mediator is not to present an opinion or a solution, but to allow both parties to express their concerns and aid them in finding a compromise.

Collaborative law

At hpjv, many of our specialised divorce solicitors in Cardiff are trained in collaborative law and have many years of experience representing clients in ‘round the table’ meetings. During these meetings each party will have the chance to discuss the divorce, attempting to find a mutually agreeable a solution.

Divorce fees

Our divorce solicitors in Cardiff understand how important it is to be transparent from the outset when it comes to legal fees. We make sure that our fees are competitive and are representative of our expertise in all legal areas that we work in. We also are able to be somewhat flexible depending on the circumstances of your case.

For less complex matters, we may be able to advise on a fixed fee basis, providing our clients with financial certainty during what is likely to be a difficult time. In certain situations, it may be more appropriate to charge our legal fees at hourly rates.

Our expertise in divorce

As a law firm, hpjv divorce solicitors have many years of experience providing tailored legal advice and support on a wide variety of legal topics, from more simple issues to far larger and more complex cases.

Our divorce law team work diligently to keep things outside of the court system in an effort to save you money and valuable time. However, should litigation be unavoidable, we are able to provide you with exceptional representation in court.

One of our family law team at is also member of Resolution, a family lawyer network for those dedicated to amicable resolution methods.

At hpjv solicitors, we take further pride in being independently awarded for our expertise and knowledge in family law matters through the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation and the Children Law Accreditation.

Speak to our divorce solicitors in Cardiff

To get in contact with one of our expert solicitors, you can call our Cardiff office on 02921 304307. We also have offices in Chepstow and Newport.

Alternatively, you can use our contact form to make an enquiry, and someone will be in contact shortly.

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