Family Law Solicitors

Separation & Divorce Solicitors

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Separation & Divorce Solicitors

Poole Alcock Solicitors appreciates dealing with divorce and family matters is stressful. You can rely on our team of expert family law solicitors who will understand your needs and provide expert legal advice about divorce and separation. Our professional family law solicitors in our Alsager, Birmingham, Chester, Crewe, Congleton, Manchester, Nantwich, Sandbach, and Wilmslow offices are on-hand to offer first-class legal advice and support.

We are the leading Family law team in Cheshire and can offer you fixed fees for divorce and other family law services.

Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors understand that the breaking up of a relationship is a particularly difficult time. Our team of sensitive and experienced divorce and family solicitors are here to explain all the legal aspects of separation and provide a prompt service to resolve your case.

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Separation Agreement

If you are considering a divorce, we would highly recommend applying for a financial consent order or entering into a separation agreement. These agreements enable you as a couple to formally detail the division of your money, property and assets in writing.

The benefits of a separation agreement help avoid any issues in the future during your divorce, so you can both prove what has been agreed by both partners. Each separation agreement is reviewed in fairness by each partner; which is why we would advise you use a qualified solicitor to guide you throughout the negotiating process.

Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors are here for you and your family: we understand that divorce and separation is a highly emotional process and each step has to be treated carefully to avoid any conflict. Our expert team will ensure you and your partner can make an amicable agreement as part of the legal process to end the relationship.

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  • Civil Partnership Dissolution

    Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with civil partnership dissolutions. If your relationship has broken down, you are entitled to apply for a dissolution on the basis your partner agrees. As with divorce, you will have to apply to the court, detailing the reasons why you wish to end your partnership. Poole Alcock will advise you on this process to help you both move on with your separate lives and to manage any financial proceedings lawfully required.

  • Finances on Separation

    Sorting your finances after a divorce can be one of the most daunting parts of a divorce or separation. It is a process required to review any financial concerns between you and your partner. Financial separation can include savings, pensions, property; and any monetary maintenance once you have divorced. If there are any children involved, their welfare will be considered as priority during the negotiation process. Our caring team are here to guide you through this complex process and the reduce any potential conflict between each party.

    All of our divorce and family solicitors are members of Resolution, our accreditation partner. If you are in need of advice, contact Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors for a free consultation to discuss your situation. We also offer divorce on a fixed fee basis so you can rest assured the cost of divorce proceedings is settled in advance, depending on your circumstances.

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Our skilled Family Lawyers

Our solicitors are all members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce and separation.

We are accredited by the Law Society and have members on the Advanced Family Panel of Solicitors.

Richard Barratt – the head of the Divorce and Family Team – is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. Under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.

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Committed to Excellence – Family Law

Specialising in all areas of law across Cheshire and beyond, we offer a modern service with traditional values, giving you the complete legal service whenever you need us.

We believe our clients deserve to receive the highest possible standard of customer care and legal advice. To achieve this, we ensure our lawyers and support teams are highly skilled professionals with a passion for delivering excellent service which focuses on our clients’ individual needs and circumstances.

We regularly ask our clients for feedback and how we could make our service even better, to make sure that we get it right every time. We leave nothing to chance and take nothing for granted. For these reasons, we make a simple but important promise to our clients: The Committed to Excellence Pledge.

Divorce & Separation Services

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Fixed Fee Divorce

We can provide you with the peace of mind of conducting your divorce on a fixed fee basis.

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Finances on Separation

When parties separate they may be able to reach an amicable agreement about the finances of the household and how these should be divided going forward.

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Separation Agreements

It is vital that a separation agreement is drafted correctly to avoid any future problems in the event of future relationship breakdown.

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Pre-nuptial Agreements

This is a growing area of family law and it is vital that Pre-nuptial agreements are drafted properly to ensure absolute clarity in the event of divorce.

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Police Divorce

We are proud to be chosen by Cheshire Police Federation as their nominated divorce lawyers.

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Civil Partnership Dissolution

We have specialist family solicitors who are able to advice you about Civil Partnership breakdown in each of our five offices across Cheshire.

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I would like to personally thank Nicola for the support, guidance and her professionalism during what was the most difficult time I have experienced.

LJ – Family Client

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Thank you very much for all your hard work, time and preparation. I can’t thank you enough for all your kindness and support, my family and I are very grateful.

S H – Family Client

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your wonderful colleagues for all your help, advice and support over the past 18 months, onwards and upwards now!!


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I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all your help and support, and providing such an excellent service. You made such an emotive experience more bareable.

As you dealt with all the paperwork required for court, this relieved a large amount of stress and anxiety. Your updates and speed of replies was excellent, and were always clear and informative.

I was aware the respondent was not always the easiest of people to liaise with, however you continued to deal with the situation in a professional and sensitive manner.

If in the future I require legal support, I would not hesitate to contact you or Poole Alcock for advice and representation.

SH – Family Client

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I visited Jane recently at the new offices in Congleton. The offices are beautiful and very well situated. Jane Jacques is a credit to her profession – extremely knowledgeable and incredibly professional. Jane took the time to fully explain the next steps and how the overall process would work. I left feeling very secure in the information I had received and extremely well supported by Jane herself.

I would highly recommend Jane and Poole Alcock. Thank you for all your help and support


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Thank you so much for all of your help, guidance and just everything else over the last two years. I wouldn’t be where I am now without you! Actually will miss you.  Thank you again.


T – Family Client

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