Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution Solicitors

Divorce Solicitors

Whether you are the applicant/petitioner or the respondent within divorce or dissolution proceedings, our specialist divorce lawyers in Portsmouth and Waterlooville can guide you through the entire process and assist with your case in a friendly and professional way.

We offer a free 20 minute family law consultation to discuss your situation, whether you are in the early stages of considering your options or ready to proceed.

No Fault Divorce

The introduction of the ‘no fault’ divorce on 6th April 2022 sees a shift away from any party needing to blame the other for the breakdown of the marriage, with contested divorces becoming a thing of the past preventing unnecessary court hearings and hopefully reducing costs and time.

Removing the blame helps parties to concentrate on what is really important upon separation, that being the children and finances of the marriage which are settled separately to the divorce. The new process should provide for a more amicable approach for all involved by reducing the potential conflict with blame for the breakdown of the relationship often having been a centrifuge of conflict in the past and hindering the financial settlement and arrangements for the children of the parties, thus delaying the ability to move forward with your life.

Contact us today for us to assist with your no fault divorce and help progress your financial and/or children matters swiftly to resolution.

Our services

Separation agreements

If you are not ready to divorce or have been married for less than one year, you can enter into a separation agreement in order to regulate your financial arrangements.

A separation agreement is a contract and it is therefore important that both parties have independent legal advice before entering into this type of agreement. Our specialist family department can help you draft this important document.

Consent orders

If you have reached an agreement with your spouse about how your assets are going to be divided, our family lawyers can draft a consent order for you.

Fixed-fee divorce

If you are looking to progress an undefended or straightforward divorce, we may be able to offer a fixed-fee service whereby we will prepare and file all the necessary documentation and guide you through the process.

Free legal guide

Free legal guide to divorce and separation.

Free consultation

We offer a free 20 minute family law consultation to discuss your situation. To speak to one of our family law experts or book an appointment at our Portsmouth or Waterlooville office, please call us on 023 9298 1000 or email connect@verisonalaw.com.

Sara-Jane was brilliant in helping me go through a draft order. Ever so friendly and personable.

I have used Verisona Law for a number of family items,. Wills, conveyancing etc. They are an excellent company to deal with.


Cannot rate my solicitor, Sara Fildes, more highly. Cannot have got through my divorce without her highly professional assistance. Ten out of ten.

Thank you Sara for all your support. Going through a divorce with kids is tough going but you certainly made it easier. You were careful and considerate in your approach and always available to answer my queries. Thank you!

Can not thank Sara enough of our phone consultation. She was so kind, friendly and extremely helpful. Totally put my mind at ease. Would definitely recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much.

Our team

Andrea Cox
Principal Lawyer - Wills, Trust and Probate
Carla Burt
Conveyancing Assistant - Residential Property


Charlene Griffin
Team Assistant - Family


Charlotte Attwood
Team Assistant - Family
David Hawkins
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Ellie Reynolds
Solicitor - Wills, Trusts and Probate
Gail Benzies FCILEx
Conveyancer - FCILEx
Gemma Johnson
Team Assistant - Residential Property
Iain Belcher
Consultant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Jackie Dobson
Team Assistant - Historic Abuse


Jacky Sneddon
Team Assistant - Family
Jane Pethick
Team Assistant - Employment and Corporate & Commercial
Kate Anderson
Principal Solicitor
Katherine Davey
Business Support Assistant
Kelly Stillman
Legal Secretary
Kerry Henderson-Parish
Lisa Ackroyd
Team Assistant
Lisa Gafarov
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse
Lucy Davies
Legal Assistant - Residential Property
Marie Forbes
Solicitor - Historic Abuse/Litigation
Mark Robertson
Michael Dyer
Principal Lawyer and Head of Business Law
Natalie Chance
Team Assistant - Marine
Natalie Tait
Team Assistant
Nickie Mills
Team Assistant - Wills, Trust and Probate
Nigel Wale
Team Assistant - Commercial Property
Rhiannon Stonehouse
Principal Lawyer – Head of Trusts and Estates


Sara-Jayne Fildes
National Head of Family Law
Sue Ball
Principal Lawyer, Head of Employment & Southern Region
Tim Reynolds
Principal Lawyer and Southern Region Head of Marine
Tricia Moore FCILEx
Conveyancer FCILEx