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We are here to offer you specialist advice on separation, divorce and remarriage later in life. Meet our team of experts to provide you with a tailor made service to assist you. At GLC we have experienced lawyers who are specialists in this area of law.

We can let you know about how divorce would affect your income, your rights in terms of making claims/protecting against your ex making a claim in respect of pensions, and how to advise on protecting your children’s rights to property when you are no longer here.

When couples separate and divorce, they often have to try and unravel their financial affairs, which in some cases can have been tied together for many years. It’s really important to get your finances right at a time in life when you are approaching retirement or when you are already retired. Your long term earning capacity is not what it was in your younger years and so it is really important to ensure that the capital you have worked so hard to accumulate is divided fairly and in a way which meets your housing and income needs in later life.

There are many “urban myths” around finances and divorce, and the reality is that each case is judged on its own facts. We can help you to unravel your finances, estimate what your future needs will be and secure a settlement which allows you to move on with your life with as much financial security as possible.

Separation, divorce and dissolution of a civil partnership can be a very difficult time for all concerned. As well as the emotional side of the divorce, there are the legal implications.

If you want to separate but NOT get a divorce then there are steps we can help you take to record your agreement about finances. At GLC we will give you legal advice about this.

Our GLC team can also advise you how best to protect your assets, income and your family’s future inheritance rights if you are looking to remarry or cohabit. It’s wonderful to find love and share your later life with someone. However, there are financial considerations to make to ensure that you are secure if things go wrong and also to ensure that your children don’t lose their rights to inheritance when you die.


We believe in making access to the right advice as simple as possible. Often, we can make a real difference in a single or planned series of phone advice sessions from as little as £75. Call today to speak to our enquiry team for a free initial consultation.

Emma Pearmaine

Emma Pearmaine

Managing Director
Emma Pearmaine is a family and matrimonial specialist. For almost 20 years, she has represented clients in divorce and children cases. She has particular niche expertise in matrimonial cases involving challenging business, pension, maintenance and other finance issues....
Vicky Meds

Vicky Medd

Vicky Medd is a family solicitor with over 20 years experience.  She is an accredited specialist with Resolution and has a lot of experience of financial relief, and child disputes.  Vicky was also recently involved in one of the first family arbitration cases in the country and has a lot of experience in dealing with cases as expeditiously as possible, whilst achieving the best outcomes for clients....
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Kate Hames

Kate joined the Family and Matrimonial Department at Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2020. Having graduated with a degree in Law from Northumbria University, Kate spent over 12 years working for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in Leeds, developing her legal knowledge and acumen within both their criminal and family law departments....

Emma Hopkins Jones

Emma joined Ridley & Hall as a Partner in September 2020. Emma is an experienced family law specialist, practising in all areas of private family law. Emma’s expertise in financial issues on separation, and in particular cases involving unmarried couples, was recognised in the Legal 500 2017....
Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts has well over 20 years practice experience as a Family Solicitor and has a warm, and approachable style. She undertakes all areas of Family Law work, representing individuals facing difficult children’s issues, domestic abuse concerns and divorces/separations involving the resolution of financial issues. She represents parents and grandparents in care proceedings brought by the Local Authority and where family and children’s placements have broken down. ...
Shelley Harper

Shelley Harper

Shelley joined Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2020 and is a Solicitor in our family department having qualified in 2018. Shelley completed her Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University and continued her studies at BPP University Law School in Leeds....

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