Responding To a Divorce?

Have you received a divorce petition? don’t know where to begin and require expert legal advice? Justin Law Solicitors are here to help.

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Leading divorce solicitors

Justin Law are a regional, top-tier specialist firm of family law solicitors. Family law is all we do, so whatever your situation it will be familiar to us. Our divorce lawyers can handle a broad range of family law matters from uncontested divorce to complex asset division. 

If you have received a divorce petition we are here to provide you with specialist legal advice.

How to respond to a divorce petition

If your spouse files for divorce, you’ll receive a divorce petition in the post. As the receiver of the petition, you become known as “the respondent” throughout the divorce proceedings, while your husband or wife is known as “the petitioner”. Once you’ve received the petition, you have 8 days to return the acknowledgement of service form to the court. If you don’t respond within this time, the divorce might be able to go ahead anyway.

After receiving a divorce petition, the first thing you should do is read through it thoroughly to make sure that details like names, dates of birth and addresses are all correct.

Most importantly, you should look at Parts 5 and 6 of the divorce petition form, this is where ‘The Facts’ and the ‘Statements of Case’ are noted. Parts 5 and 6 are extremely important as they will specify why your spouse wants a divorce and what allegations, if any, he or she is bringing against you.

Legal advice

Every year over 100,000 marriages in England and Wales ends in divorce. Understandably it is a time of much confusion, uncertainty and fraught with emotion.

Our family law solicitors  are on hand to listen, provide you with a sympathetic ear and to help guide you through your problems as clearly, efficiently and cost effectively as possible.


As part of our service, all our divorce solicitors work with our in-house accounting team. Extensive experience of tax, property, valuations, accounts and pension knowledge ensures you have a clear picture of the finances and assets in your marriage from the beginning. Justin Law are skilled at negotiating financial settlements and settling financial disputes between parties – including the division of savings, assets and the family home.

Our divorce solicitors can provide you with immediate legal advice

We can help

We appreciate that separations can be distressing. Our family law team are both experienced and sensitive and will explain your options and their consequences clearly and carefully. We can also meet you outside normal business hours.

If you are facing divorce or separation, you will require the experience and expertise of a knowledgeable divorce and finances solicitor. We will be able to quickly ascertain your financial disclosure and personal circumstances to give realistic advice as to what the possible outcome may be. Justin Law Solicitors provide this expertise.

Financial disputes can prove to be the most costly part of a marriage breakdown. Ultimately, co-operation on both sides is the key to keeping legal costs to a minimum and a divorce settlement that suits all parties.

Justin Law Solicitors provide quality advice at an affordable rate enabling a broad range of clients to manage the financial negotiations effectively.

    Leigh Holden | Legal Secretary

    Harjas Sehra | Senior Partner

    Whatever your legal requirements, our divorce and family law solicitors are on hand to provide clear, informed and professional advice.

    Confidential, private and available 24 hours a day, weekends included.

    Why not call us today on 01753 325100 to arrange your no obligation consultation?

    Best Family law solicitors in Slough

    7 reasons to choose Justin Law Solicitors


    Our client’s 5 star reviews which simply speak for themselves.


    Excellent client care, fighting to win for you and your family.


    We take the emotion out of divorce and family matters, dealing with things with a clear tactical view.


    On call legal advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    We offer fixed fee or competitive pay as you go options.


    Not only do we have the best solicitors in the region, we are excellent strategists – an often overlooked component.


    Evening, weekend and early morning appointments all available.

    Require some help? Call today on 01753 325100

    Virtual consultations and case handling available

    Justin Law Solicitors are based in Slough and we always welcome clients to meet us in our offices. However we serve clients nationally and internationally, we have handled complex matters working remotely just as well as we would for local clients. We are proud to be a local law firm, and now we can be your local law firm, wherever you are in England and Wales, or further abroad

    Why not arrange a remote consultation and learn how we can help you with your case?

    Client reviews – You are in safe hands


    Excellent – compassionate, reassuring accessible service. No pretence or baffling legal speak – engaging a solicitor is intimidating but we were quite at ease in Mr Sehra’s office. Prompt action and always reachable by telephone or email. Would recommend this firm to anyone with family law issues.

    Kaya Freeman


    Service provided by Mr Harjas Sehra and staff, Professional well managed approach, timely delivery, Friendly attitude and Responsible behaviour all what is required has been provided by Mr Sehra. He turned a complicated situation into a success for me and I am highly certain by his determination that he can do it for anyone.

    Noman Hassan

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    If you would like to arrange a first meeting or have any questions, please get in touch with us using any of the methods below.

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    Justin Law Solicitors Limited
    230A Farnham Road
    SL1 4XE


    01753 325100

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