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Divorce Solicitors Mitcham

Family Solicitors Mitcham

If you are looking for divorce solicitors in Mitcham, you have come to the right place. Shortlands was founded in 2004 by Principal Shabana Walayat. Ever since then we have been growing our team of solicitor experts all respective of their fields. We have built a reputation as a family law boutique firm that focuses on individuals by achieving the best possible outcome when it comes to separation or family law issues.

We understand that a divorce can be emotionally towing and time-consuming, this is why when booking your initial consultation, we will review every piece of information you provide us and give you the best possible outcome with a timescale.

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The hardest part of a divorce is when children are involved. In most cases, divorce does not only have an effect on both parties involved but can also involve children or other family relatives. If you are in a process of divorce or thinking about it, we will work with you to pursue the best arrangements for your children.
Our experts believe that both parents should remain in a healthy and positive relationship if children are involved.

This way the child does not grow resentment towards one or the other parent and this way child arrangements can be achieved in the best possible outcome. We encourage both parents to work together to set up the time in which the child will spend with either one of them.

In some cases, that is not possible but you should not worry because our child arrangements lawyers are fully prepared to bring the case to court and go after the needs and interests of the child.

Mediation Services in Mitcham

You might want to come to an agreement for the child arrangements or any financial settlement with your spouse but they are being purposely difficult to speak to. We are here to help with our mediation services.

This procedure provides a framework for the discussions with your spouse to move forward. They are usually done in 3 to 5 sessions as we aim to provide a good environment to achieve your goals and needs.

Our mediation solicitors remain neutral during the process and cannot provide legal advice to you or your spouse. We can only advise that you seek help from your individual lawyers to create a legal and effective agreement at the end of the mediation process.

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Shortlands is a boutique family law firm with over 10 years of experience in dealing with the trials and tribulations of a divorce or separation. We aim to reduce conflict and costs by attempting to resolve issues through mediation or collaboration at the first instance.

However, if a more robust approach is required then we are very much equipped to deal with your case to ensure that you achieve the best outcome

Other Family Law Services We Offer in Mitcham

These include:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Arrangements
  • Financial Settlement
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Wills and Probate
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation Services
  • International Family Law

Other Areas We Serve


Ready to speak to one of our divorce solicitors?

You can contact us to book your initial consultation via email at or you can call us on 02038686138

Check out what our clients have to say about our Mitcham divorce solicitors

I have found Shortlands an extremely professional and understanding firm. My solicitor Sian Whittaker has always explained proceedings in a manner that is easy to understand and the knowledge and advice given has always been supportive and invaluable.I feel that my work is being handled very professionally and they are very prompt with their replies to my questions. I would not therefore hesitate in recommending them.
Lee Kimberley
Dear Shortlands, A very big thank you for all your help regarding my case, brilliant service provided and I will be recommending your good name to all who seek legal representation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to be married before I can start a divorce?

You have to be married for at least one year before divorce can be commenced.

Do I have to divorce in the country where the marriage took place?

No. You are able to divorce in the UK as long as you or your spouse have been resident here for at least one year before starting your case, or you and your spouse are domiciled in the UK.

If my spouse and I have been separated for two years, are we automatically divorced?

No.The same procedure has to be followed before divorce is finalised.See Our Flowchart

What paperwork do I need to start a divorce?

– A divorce petition
– Original Marriage Certificate, with translation if appropriate
– A fee


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