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Relationship break up

an ‘excellent, flexible and value-for-money service' - Legal 500

Divorce and Separation

"They were efficient, courteous and prompt, and kept us informed throughout.  I would use them again." Client testimonial - Chambers and Partners 2015

Breaking up a relationship is bound to be difficult. The emotional impact of a divorce or separation can leave you drained and the legal aspects can seem daunting and confusing. A sensitive and capable lawyer can help to minimise the trauma.

Whether you've been married, part of a civil partnership or have been living together for a time, Burnetts Solicitors will help you deal with your split sympathetically, but efficiently.

"They are well thought of in Carlisle and they are a major player in Cumbria." Client testimonial - Chambers and Partners 2015

Specialists from within Burnetts' family law team in Carlisle, Penrith, West Cumbria and Newcastle are experienced in dealing with complex cases involving considerable pension assets, property and issues with children

Our services include:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Unmarried partners
  • Same-sex divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Separation agreements
  • Finance pension and property arrangements
  • Co-habitation and pre-nuptial agreements
  • Collaborative law
  • Advice on domestic violence
  • Contact with and residence of children
  • Change of name deeds


Who to contact

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Simon Mortimer

Simon is a Partner and leads the Family Law team at Burnetts.