What is divorce?

Are you considering divorce? Want to know what your options are regarding possessions, property and childcare?

Your guide

Keeping a clear head in an emotional and stressful time can seem like an impossible task.

Verisona Law has put together a complete guide to divorce which will explain all your options and provide you with the guidance you need to start proceedings. Use the form on this website to download your free guide to divorce.

Your divorce lawyer

Our family lawyers offer support and advice on all legal issues related to marriage, relationships, children and the wider family.

From access rights and custody of children, to property ownership and managing wealth, our role is to protect your and your family’s interests, especially when problems and potential issues are not immediately obvious.

Free guide to divorce

Everything you need to know about divorce, in one place. Download our free guide which covers all the main questions around divorce.

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What is a divorce?

Divorce is the legal term for the process where two people end their marriage or marital union permanently. Sometimes there are problems in a marriage that can’t be fixed and a divorce is the only solution. While divorce is becoming more commonplace, it doesn’t make it any easier for the people involved. By getting a divorce you will become legally single again and can remarry should you want to.

Key steps of divorce

The process for divorce follows these key steps:

  • Agreeing on the reason for your divorce
  • Submitting your application for divorce
  • Agree arrangements for any assets/possessions
  • Decree Nisi granted
  • Agree financial arrangements
  • Decree Absolute granted

If you’d like to discuss the legal process of divorce with a qualified solicitor, free of charge, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Our family law team are here to offer you legal support and guidance


Sara-Jayne Fildes
National Head of Family Law

Sara is an established senior solicitor with twenty years’ experience in all aspects of family law.

After studying Podiatric medicine and working for the NHS for several years, she made a career change in her late twenties to enter the legal profession. After finishing her studies at Nottingham Law School, she began a training contract in 1998 at The Owen Kenny Partnership and joined its Family Team as a permanent, fully qualified solicitor two years later.

‘I am sure that my years of caring for patients, listening to their concerns and trying to work out the best possible solution contributed to my aptitude for family law,’ explains Sara. ‘I have always enjoyed advocacy, felt comfortable in a courtroom, but work very hard to find a practical and cost effective solution at the earliest stage. I find using a wide range of skills helps achieve the most amicable and well thought through settlements, saving stress and expense.’

Sara specialises in advising on all matters relating to relationship break down and family disputes and has particular experience in dealing with high networth separations, complex financial affairs and sensitive issues regarding children.


Jane Wheeler

Jane is a solicitor in the family team at Verisona Law.

After a successful twelve years in the fitness industry Jane decided to change careers. She attended the University of Southampton from 2005-08 where she obtained her law degree.

In 2010, Jane was offered a position as a trainee legal executive at a firm in Portsmouth in their litigation department. After a couple of years she moved to a firm in Whiteley where she initially worked in the firm’s personal injury department. In 2014 Jane set up and ran the firm’s family law department, whilst studying CILEx part-time. Still keen to become a solicitor Jane attended the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford from 2016-17.


Ellie Reynolds
Trainee Solicitor

Ellie completed her legal practice course in 2018 and joined the team in August that year as a team administrator and has since worked her way up to trainee solicitor.

Free telephone advice

We offer a free 20 minute family law consultation to discuss your situation. Fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in contact shortly.

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