Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
  • Luton: 01582 514000
  • Berkhamsted: 01442 872311
  • Hemel Hempstead: 01442 345047


We can help you decide on divorce settlements and guide you through the divorce process.

The prospect of divorce can be a painful time and can also be very daunting and confusing. At Machins we have experienced solicitors and divorce lawyers who will take time to discuss the many aspects of divorce and the implications of it. Our divorce lawyers are fully experienced, understanding and sympathetic and will work with you during this painful time.

Am I able to divorce?

To apply for a divorce you must have been married for at least one year. The ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This must be based upon one of the five following facts:

How long does a divorce take?

Divorce itself usually takes between 4 and 6 months but it can take much longer, depending on how long each person takes in the various stages required, or the level of agreement between them.

The financial situation and children aspects run alongside the divorce suit. It is crucial to have the finances resolved before applying for the decree absolute.  

Our aim is to ensure that, wherever possible, your divorce is processed as quickly as possible so as to shorten this difficult period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Machins family team have compiled an extensive list of frequently asked questions related to divorce from how it works, to how it affects your finances and property and matters in relation to your children.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our family team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Primary Team Member

Kathryn Ainsworth
Partner - Head of Family Law

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