Divorce Solicitors who really understand HM Forces personnel

Military Divorce Solicitors. Armed Forces Family Relationship Breakdown Legal AdviceOur Military Divorce Solicitors appreciate that whilst any relationship breakdown is likely to cause you enormous stress, there are a number of ways a military divorce differs from one involving civilians. Any solicitor advising on a divorce or serving or retired forces personnel, will need to understand issues such as service accommodation, education issues and especially UK HM Forces pensions.

2022 divorce update –  the so-called “no-fault divorce” was introduced on April 6, 2022. as a result, divorce no longer has to be based on 1 of the 5 “grounds” (divorce, adultery, desertion, 2 years separation and 5 years separation). What’s more, you cannot now no longer contest a divorce, and in addition joint applications for divorce are now possible for the 1st time.  And some of the legal terminology has been modernised – ‘Decree Absolute’ is now a ‘Final Order’, for example.
But the new legislation does not affect effect on the way financial issues arising out of divorce are managed.
Following the introduction of “no-fault divorce” our divorce law team now offer a £500 Fixed Fee Divorce Service (which is limited to divorce, and excludes legal advice on finances or children issues.  It also excludes VAT and the court fee)

If you are a serving member of HM Armed Forces and are considering separation or divorce, we strongly suggest that in choosing a solicitor, you pick one who not only specialises in divorce cases, but who has particular experience of military divorce and family law.

Why choose our Military Divorce Solicitors?

  • Here at law firm, Bonallack and Bishop, our solicitors are highly practiced in dealing with Armed Forces divorce and relationship breakdown.  Our family law team has many years experience in this specialist area, and offices near the growing garrison towns at Bulford, Tidworth, Larkhill and Warminster.
  • We offer FREE initial advice – a FREE first 30 minute Zoom video or phone advice call – phone us now on 01722 422300 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544
  • Our family law team is headed by Dinshaw Printer, a highly experienced family law solicitor who in addition to working here at Bonallack & Bishop,also sits regularly in court as a District Judge, and whose judicial responsibilities include family law and divorce. And what’s more, Dinshaw grew up in the Army, with regular re-postings as the son of a Colonel .
  • Our solicitors can handle your military divorce wherever you are serving, at home or overseas, using e-mail,video call and telephone instructions without needing to see you – or we can meet you face-to-face in one of our offices in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
  • Our solicitors are genuine specialists – family law is all they do. The law is becoming increasingly complex and it is important to use solicitors who really know what they are doing. We take training very seriously and many of our lawyers are accredited specialists.
  • We offer an exclusive 10% discount to both serving and retired military personnel.
  • Our clients like us – in a recent client survey of over 400 of our clients, 95% said that our legal services were “excellent” or “good” and 98% added that they would “recommend the firm to others”. Increasing numbers use our legal services – existing clients returning for further legal advice and referrals from satisfied clients.
  • If you’re looking to buy a property following your relationship breakdown, our property law team are also experts on loans using the Forces Help to Buy Scheme

In short, the firm has grown by 1000% in just 12 years by providing the right service.

How our Military Divorce Solicitors can help you

Our highly experienced solicitors can help you with every aspect of a military divorce including:

  • The divorce process
  • Issues regarding children
  • Financial matters (known as ancilliary relief), and in particular military pensions
  • Child and spouse maintenance
  • Judicial separation
  • Separation agreements
  • Change of name deeds
  • Domestic violence and injunctions

Our solicitors can also help you with other family law or relationship breakdown problems apart from divorce including:

  • Civil partnerships
  • Relationship breakdown and property rights for cohabitees
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

Contact our Military Divorce Solicitors today

Our solicitors represent clients in military divorce both nationwide and overseas. So wherever you are based, and whether you are serving in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, for clear and practical legal advice about a military divorce, contact us today for

  • a FREE initial video or phone consultation on [01722] 422300 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544
  • e-mail us using the contact form below