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Civil Partnerships

Relationship breakdown can be stressful

Knowing where you stand legally is a key concern when it comes to dissolution or divorce. At Coles Miller we make sure the process is as quick and as stress-free as possible by talking you through the process and ensuring that you understand each step.  We have experience of this legal process for those in same sex relationships and have a specialist in this area of law dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome.

Dissolution vs Divorce

In the eyes of the law these are the same and the process works in the same way.

To apply for a dissolution or divorce you must have been married or in a civil partnership for at least a year and be able to establish that the relationship has broken down irretrievably.

Since the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force on Wednesday 6 April 2022 the UK now operates on a ‘no-fault’ divorce system. There is no longer any need to establish any reason as to why you wish to obtain a divorce, you simply have to state that the marriage has broke down irretrievably.

Property And Finances

Property and finances are at the forefront of people’s minds at these times.  At Coles Miller we are experts in getting the best deal for our clients.  Read more on our Resolving Finances page.


Where children are involved their safety and well-being are of the utmost importance.  We can help you to reach an agreement with your ex regarding this. We take the stress out of this by outlining the areas you need to agree on and how to move forward.  Read more on our Child Custody Rights and Child Welfare page

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Meet the team

Richard Perrins

Partner, Head of Family Department

Lindsey Arnold


Anna Burton

Associate Solicitor

Sophia Haine


Georgia Foster

Trainee Solicitor

Molly Robinson

Solicitors Apprentice

Mollie-Anne Collins

Legal Secretary

Julie Read

Legal Secretary

Lorraine Woodrow

Legal Secretary

Tina Matthews

Legal Secretary