Sara Fildes – Divorce Solicitor

National Head of Family Law

Sara is an established senior solicitor with 22 years’ experience in all aspects of family law.

Sara specialises in advising on all matters relating to relationship break down and family disputes and has particular experience in dealing with high net-worth separations, complex financial affairs and sensitive issues regarding children.

Sara has successfully handled cases as far as the Court of Appeal including acting for the father in the reported case E v E (shared residence: financial relief) [2006] 1FLR 1228 concerning relocating of children. She is qualified in Collaborative Law, a Mediator and a past president of the Chichester District Law Society. Sara is also a member of the national organisation of Family Lawyers, Resolution.

There is new legislation for ‘no fault’ divorce in effect as of 6th April 2022. Take advantage of your free, initial 20 minute consultation now.

If you’re thinking about divorce and are unsure where to start, or you might have a particular question, we offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss the divorce process and any concerns you might have.

Fill out the form below and we will book you in for a free 20 minute consultation with Sara or another member of our expert family law team.

 

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New legislation as of April 6th 2022 – ‘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.

We can support you with...

We can assist with the following matters:

  • Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Separation agreements
  • Consent orders
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Pensions arrangements in divorce proceedings
  • Living together and cohabitation
  • Property disputes
  • Domestic abuse
  • Children and care proceedings
  • Alternatives to court (mediation, arbitration and collaborative law)
  • Change of name

Cannot 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.
Corina

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

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