Divorce and Separation Agreements

When a marriage or relationship breaks up, it can be physically and emotionally draining. There are often many factors to consider, from how to manage or divide property and savings, who will be responsible for paying bills and mortgage payments going forwards and childcare arrangements if you have children. If the breakdown is irretrievable then you might be considering divorce or separation.

What is the difference between a Separation Agreement and Divorce?

Unlike a divorce, a separation agreement allows you to live apart but remain married and to reach a voluntary agreement with your spouse in regards to property, investments and children. You can incorporate this into a separation agreement or deed of separation to formalise the decisions you have made jointly.

At Rotheras our focus is on listening to you and the outcomes you want to achieve from the process. You will receive advice and support from a member of our family team who specialises in your situation.

Whether you are married,in a civil partnership or cohabiting we can help you.

Why choose Rotheras for Divorce and Separation Agreements?

Where possible we will suggest alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative law, mediation, negotiation or arbitration to reach an agreement and avoid litigation costs.

Where court is unavoidable we will be on hand throughout to support and guide you.

We can help you obtain specialist advice on tax, trusts, pensions and property in relation to matrimonial law.

Our family team includes members of Resolution, and a fully qualified collaborative law solicitor.

We can also assist with child arrangements after a divorce or separation.

We are Law Society Children Panel members We can assist with injunctions such as non-molestation orders and occupation orders in cases of domestic violence.

We can also advise on any business or commercial issues that may arise from divorce or seperation.

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Our Family Law Team

Ann-Marie Bowman

Partner & Chairwoman

Ann-Marie Bowman is Partner and Chairwoman of Nottingham based law firm Rotheras. Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters.

Joanne Millward

Partner

Joanne Millward is a family law solicitor with over 20 years’ experience dealing with all areas of Family Law.

Paul Cobb

Partner & Head of Family

Paul Cobb is Head of the Family department and is a family and matrimonial solicitor, specialising in collaborative law, at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Ruth Tyas

Associate Solicitor

Ruth specialises in all aspects of family law and since 2010 she has been an accredited specialist in private law children matters and in domestic abuse where urgent protective remedies are required.

Sally Hartland

Associate Solicitor

Sally Hartland is a Family, Matrimonial and Child Law specialist based at our offices in The Lace Market.

Emma Adcock

Solicitor

Emma Adcock is a family and matrimonial specialist based at The lace Market and West Bridgford offices.

Rebecca Lister

Solicitor

Rebecca Lister is a Solicitor within our Family Department and specialises in children and child care proceedings, regularly representing parents during care proceedings.

Alison Richardson

Legal Executive

Alison Richardson is a member of the family team and wills, trust & probate team based at our Mapperley office.

Chris Bradshaw

Family Law Executive

Chris specialises in children matters and provides support to Ann-Marie Bowman.

Sue Dutton

Legal Executive

Sue Dutton is a Legal Executive in the Family and Childcare department at Rotheras and is based at our Long Eaton office.

Jasmine Jackson

Trainee Solicitor

Jasmine Jackson is a trainee Solicitor in the Family Law department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Elizabeth Shaw

Paralegal

Elizabeth Shaw is a paralegal in Rotheras Family Law department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Beccy Rodham

Paralegal

Beccy Rodham is a Paralegal in Rotheras Family Law department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Susan White

Paralegal

Susan White is a Paralegal in Rotheras Debt Recovery and Family Law department.

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