Needs We Serve

Needs We Serve

We are specialist Family Law Solicitors.


A divorce is an order by the court to legally end your marriage.

You can apply for a divorce in England and Wales after 12 months of marriage, issues may arise in respect of habitual residence and domicile. The law provides one basis for a divorce ‘that the marriage has broken down irretrievably’.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 introduced a ‘no fault divorce’ in England and Wales.

The Divorce Application can be issued on a ‘sole’ or ‘joint’ basis, if the respondent does not agree to the divorce there are very limited circumstances that a divorce can be defended/ contested.

The court provide a 20 week ‘cooling off period’ from the date the application is issued, to allow reflection. Once 20 weeks have passed you are able to apply for a Conditional Order. Six weeks and one day after the date of the Conditional Order, you can apply for a Final Order. The Final Order is the legal document that bring the marriage to an end.

The divorce process will usually take between 6 to 9 months, it make take longer if there are issues to resolve in terms of finances.

High Net Worth Divorce

We have expertise in High Net Worth divorce and complex financial assets.

Our recent cases include:

  • Acting for an ultra HNW individual of Swiss nationality, where we advised him on separation from his former partner and drafted a Separation Agreement.
  • Negotiating a divorce for a wealthy entrepreneur with business assets worth £70 million. The agreement was reached outside of court.
  • Advising a client in a divorce with international assets based in the UAE, the case also required knowledge of Sharia law.
Relationship Breakdown

We shall guide you through the process of separating from your partner.

If you have a property together we shall advise you as to your entitlement to such property, if an agreement cannot be reached out of court, then we may advise you to issue a claim under TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996).

If you have children, you may be able to bring a claim under Schedule 1 of The Children Act 1989 for maintenance, allowance, school fees etc. The ‘payer’ will need to earn over £156,000 gross pa.

Please click on the following calculator to assess what level of child maintenance you should receive or pay

Financial Settlement

We will achieve a financial settlement that is fair and meets your needs.

Your divorce financial settlement is recorded in a Court Order, if you simply divorce in England and Wales and do not have a Court Order, claims can be brought against you in the future. There is no time limit for claims. The Court Order is binding and can be obtained by consent, negotiation through solicitors, mediation, collaborative process or via court proceedings.

The court will consider capital claims such as property, investments etc, maintenance, both child and spousal maintenance and pension claims.

We will robustly defend you against such claims or advise you on your entitlement. We are highly experienced in financial work and we work with the most skilled barristers in the country.

Domestic Abuse

We are very passionate about protecting individuals who have been the victim of domestic abuse. A common misconception is that the abuse you suffer should be physical. Abuse can be verbal, financial, emotional, psychological or physical.

We can protect you with a Non-Molestation Order or Occupation Order. We can typically help individuals who are not assisted by the Police, where bail conditions are ending, or impending violence.

No one should suffer abuse- no excuses and no one should be subjected to a false accusation.

Child Contact

Your child is our priority.

We are specialists in children matters and have experience in the most complex of cases. We are parents and understand how important your child’s welfare is to you. Our expertise range from International children disputes to everyday issues regarding contact. We can guide you through the process and have relationships with the most skilled barristers in the country.

We know matters concerning your children are close to your heart and we shall fight for your desired outcome.

Pre- Nupital Agreements/ Post- Nupital Agreements

We are experts in Nupital Agreements. A Pre-Nupital Agreement is a written agreement made by a couple who intend to get married. We can work with you to record a financial settlement if you were to sadly separate or divorce.

After your marriage you can enter into a Post Nuptial Agreement to also record your financial settlement if you were to divorce. The document can be used to reflect changes in your personal circumstances.

We would advise you to enter into a nupital agreement to protect inherited wealth, businesses, second marriage or to benefit existing children.

We can protect your financial assets with a nupital agreement.


We can recommend a highly skilled solicitor who has expertise in wills and probate claims.

Stress-free family law court mediation

At RWM Law, we specialise in family law court mediation, high net worth divorces, financial settlements, and domestic abuse cases. Whether you’re in Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, or London, we are here to help. For stress-free, cost-effective, family law court mediation services, get in touch with the team today. 

Firm but fair financial settlements

At RWM Law, we are unfailingly diligent and work hard to bring great energy to each case. We aim to be fair but firm where needed and not to antagonise a relationship breakdown, but to guide a family through a separation. With years of experience working with clients across the UK, from Birmingham to Buckinghamshire and London, the team has worked with high net worth divorce cases requiring a robust hard-line approach, as well as family law court mediation cases where clients have requested a softer more amicable approach. Whatever your requirements, we will work with you to end your relationship in a respectful manner.

For more information about our family law court mediation services, or if you have any questions about your specific domestic abuse, high net worth divorce, or financial settlement needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at RWM Law in Birmingham today.