Divorce, Dissolution and Separation

“Thank you to you for all your advice and guidance throughout this process. You’ve made it all a lot less painful than it could have been, and I really appreciate that.”

Client, 2023

Supporting you, with respect, compassion and years of legal experience and expertise

When it comes to divorce and dissolution, there are many possible options. Our team of expert and specialised lawyers are dedicated to advising you on the best possible path – for now and the future.

We are well-known for our holistic and transparent approach to divorce and dissolution. Divorce, dissolution and separation are widely considered one of the most stressful, upsetting and stressful experiences someone can go through. The heartbreak of a separation is traumatic in the moment and it’s the lawyers’ job to see beyond that and consider the longer-term implications – not just for their client, but for everyone involved.

We take time to get to know you, understand your specific circumstances and the individuals involved. From our first meeting, you will have a realistic expectation of the costs involved and the path forward.

This could be:

  • Resolution TogetherWe have recently launched our Resolution Together practice / We will be soon launching our Resolution Together practice which gives couples an opportunity to divorce amicably with just one lawyer.
  • Arbitration - Alternative dispute resolution, including Arbitration and Mediation offers a more collaborative and amicable option. The process is always conducted in private, which cannot be guaranteed in the court process, and is invariably much quicker. Using our extensive experience, we are able to recommend specialist trained Mediators and Arbitrators, and we will support you through whatever option you choose.
  • Litigation - When family court proceedings offer the only solution, we will support you with discretion and sensitivity, with a commitment to ethical, robust litigation.  Our family lawyers have an excellent track record in court, having been involved in reported cases, at the forefront of family law.

We work closely with our colleagues elsewhere in Wilsons to ensure your divorce or dissolution is future-proof. For example, our Tax and Trusts and Property teams will think ahead and make sure your assets are protected.  If you have shared business interests, our Corporate team can assess all the options and decide on the most workable, profitable and stress-free solution.