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Waughs Solicitors

serving east grinstead since 1968


Waughs Solicitors Divorce


Pre-nuptials and Cohabitation

We advise on and prepare Pre-nuptial Agreements prior to marriage or civil union and Cohabitation Agreements for couples who wish to live together, rather than marry.

Family breakdown

Family breakdown and divorce is said to be one of the most stressful experiences in life. We advise and support our clients through this difficult process, with a professional, yet sympathetic and understanding approach.

We deal with all issues arising from the separation of unmarried couples, the separation and divorce of married couples and the termination of civil partnerships. These issues include what is to happen with the family home, the division of other capital, property and assets, the possible tax implications of a family breakdown, pension rights, welfare state benefits and wills.


Most importantly, we focus on the long-term interests of any children involved. It is very often children who suffer the most as a result of a family breakdown and their future care and welfare is paramount. We advise both parents and grandparents in relation to children issues and deal, for example, with formal Residence and Contact Orders, removal of children from the country and maintenance issues.

Protection from Violence

If a relationship has deteriorated to the point where aggressive and violent behaviour is used by one party, we can assist the other party by obtaining an Injunction Order to offer some protection and prevent such behaviour.


We try to minimise the bitterness in family disputes and advise on mediation as an alternative to going to Court, as a way of resolving these disputes.

(We do not offer a Legal Aid service.)

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Saturday Surgery

We offer a Family Law Saturday surgery on the last Saturday of every month.

Please pre-book by telephone.

For more information please telephone Martin Groat or Pam Dorrington on 01342 323545 or email us at enquiries@waughs-solicitors.co.uk

Pam Dorrington is a member of the Family Law Panel, which is a specialist panel of family lawyers, approved by the Law Society.

Both Martin & Pam have been practising Matrimonial Law for over 30 years.