What is divorce?

Are you considering divorce? Want to know what your options are regarding possessions, property and childcare?

Your guide

Keeping a clear head in an emotional & stressful time can seem like an impossible task.
Terry Jones Solicitors has put together a complete guide to divorce, which will explain all your options and provide you with the guidance you need to start proceedings. Use the form on this website to download your free guide to divorce.
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Free guide to divorce

Everything you need to know about divorce, in one place. Download our free guide which covers all the main questions around divorce.

What is a divorce?

Divorce is the legal term for the process where two people end their marriage or marital union permanently. Sometimes there are problems in a marriage that can’t be fixed and a divorce is the only solution. While divorce is becoming more commonplace, it doesn’t make it any easier for the people involved. By getting a divorce you will become legally single again and can remarry should you want to.

Key steps of divorce

The process for divorce is outlined by these key steps:

  • Agreeing on the reason for your divorce
  • Submitting your application for divorce
  • Agreeing arrangements for any assets/possessions
  • Decree Nisi granted
  • Agree financial arrangements
  • Decree Absolute granted

If you’d like to discuss the legal process of divorce with a qualified solicitor, free of charge, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Our family law team are here to offer you legal support and guidance


Bethan Davies

Bethan attended the University of West of England, Bristol where she completed her LLB in law in 2006 and her Legal Practice Course in 2007.

Bethan qualified as a Solicitor in September 2009, having completed her training contract with the firm and has specialised in family law since then. Bethan became a member of the children’s panel in 2014 and was appointed an Associate Solicitor on 1st February 2015.

Bethan has a keen interest in advising and assisting people experiencing Children and Domestic Violence issues, including where Social Services are involved. She has experience in all aspects of Separation and Divorce including resolving the financial aspects of separation.


Ian Yates

Ian attending the University of Wales. Aberystwyth between 1989 and 1992 where he completed his LLB Law degree.

Ian qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and has specialised in Family Law/Matrimonial – Divorce & Finance ever since.  The complexity of his work includes advising clients regarding procedure for divorce, their potential financial rights available upon separation/divorce including the likely destiny of the family home, the likely division of assets, and the possibility of securing pension orders and orders for spousal maintenance upon ~Divorce. Ian also assists clients in preparing Cohabitation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Separation Agreements. He helps clients to resolve any issues that arise regarding the future arrangements for their children, upon divorce.

Ian is a Member of Law Society Family Panel – Specialist Accreditation Scheme


Hannah Lowe

Hannah graduated from Keele University in 2012 with a BA degree in Law and Business 2:1 and then commenced her LPC and Masters on a part time basis at the University of Law in Birmingham obtaining a distinction in 2017.

Hannah was admitted as a Solicitor on the 15th January 2018 and has worked in the Family Department since qualifying. Hannah now specialises in public and private children law and has a depth of experience in this area representing parents on all aspects of their cases including Court Hearings. Hannah also has experience in a wide variety of cases of differing complexities in all levels of court from the Magistrates Court through to the High Court.


Gaynor Aston
Family Executive

Gaynor has over 25 years experience in family law and deals in all aspects of divorce proceedings. She offers advice and resolution on financial issues arising from divorce proceedings, deals with voluntary exchange of financial information & negotiating settlements, including pension sharing orders; drafting, finalising and/or concluding consent orders to dismiss financial claims; issue, progression & conclusion of financial remedy proceedings.

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