Divorce Lawyers and Solicitors

Surrey based Divorce Lawyers - Guiding you through all your options

Hart Brown has an expert team of divorce solicitors based in Surrey. We understand that divorce is not easy and legal decisions can seem a daunting prospect. If your marriage has broken down you may be considering divorce or legal separation, or it may be that your spouse has already decided which course of action to take and you now need a local divorce lawyer to offer you advice and guide you through what to do next.

Whether you are male or female seeking advice on divorce or separation, our team of financial settlement lawyers are experienced in dealing with divorce and separation. Our team of divorce specialists are able to advise you on which course of action is most appropriate to your circumstances. We offer the chance for you to meet with a divorce lawyer in one of our local Surrey offices, to discuss the options available to you on the breakdown of your marriage. We will also consider how your children will be affected by the course of action you take. We pride ourselves on always offering our clients straightforward and honest advice so that they can make well-informed decisions throughout the process.

We understand how stressful dealing with a divorce is; we will reduce the amount of time spent in court as much as possible. If you are considering a legal separation we will use mediation to resolve disputes as amicably as possible, to come to an agreement on finances and children between you and your spouse. Our experienced family and divorce lawyers will also discuss with you the option to choose to divorce amicably with a no-fault divorce. This law will allow both parties to cooperate and plan for the future.

At Hart Brown, we understand that every case is unique and will work with you to find the most cost-effective solution to your case. We have specialist divorce solicitors situated across Surrey, who understand how stressful this time can be and will do their utmost to get you the best outcome.

For advice on the breakdown of your marriage or relationship, contact one of our specialist family and divorce lawyers based in Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Cranleigh and Cobham. Call us on 01483 887766 or start a live chat today.

Who to contact

Sharon Powell-Head of Family

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family

Sharon Powell-Head of Family

Partner, Head of Family

Sharon Powell

Sharon has over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law and in particular the financial aspects of high value divorces. Sharon is a trained collaborative lawyer and she is particularly experienced in dealing with couples who have assets abroad.

She is a Resolution member and qualified in mediation and collaborative family law.

“A break up of a relationship is very sad for everyone concerned” says Sharon. “I believe that our role is to try and help both parties reach a solution which they are both happy with. When feelings are running high this can sometimes be difficult but I believe we can make a difference”.

Sharon is often thanked by her clients for her sympathetic and supportive approach through a traumatic time in their lives.

Her most memorable case was in a divorce where financial matters involving significant assets were resolved amicably yet parties persisted to argue about kitchen utensils!

Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and joined Hart Brown in 2007 becoming a partner a few months later.

    Ellie Newbery- Family Law

    Ellie Newbery

    Consultant, Family Law

    Ellie Newbery- Family Law

    Consultant, Family Law

    Ellie Newbery

    Ellie’s strength lies in her clear, sensible and collaborative approach to gain the best outcomes for her clients and their families.

    Ellie advises clients on the best route to reach agreement on the decisions that need to be made on divorce, matrimonial finance and children. Her main focus area lies in divorce and complex financial remedy cases, for high-net-worth and middle-income clients. She has previously been accredited Resolution Accredited Specialist in this area, as well as in Private Law Children work achieving an award for highest marks in the country in her core paper.

    Ellie acts for parents in private law applications and negotiations across issues including child arrangements, change of school, removal from the jurisdiction and parental responsibility. She assists clients in resolving disputes about where the children will live and who they will spend time with. Ellie also assists unmarried separating couples.

    Ellie qualified as a family solicitor in 2008 after reading history at Durham University and worked in Kent, Surrey and London before joining Hart Brown in 2021. Ellie has been a member of the Surrey Resolution Committee since 2015.

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