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Melanie Haslam

Rugby, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce & Family Law
Brethertons LLP

I have been employed by Brethertons since January 2008 and I specialise in Divorce and Civil Partnership matters.  I carry out the drafting of all Divorce Petitions, Civil Partnership Dissolution Petitions and Judicial Separation Petitions for our firm across our three offices.  I work extremely closely with the Family Courts and Divorce Units and stay up to date with the relevant Court criteria so that Decree Nisi applications are accepted by the Court and granted. 

I also specialise in Divorce Proceedings that have already been started by the Petitioner prior to using our firm, and then for one reason or another their Petitions have been refused by the Court at Decree Nisi stage.  I also deal with Proceedings which require being dismissed and also the matters which may require 'deemed' or 'dispensed with service' Petitions. 

I can represent Respondent's in divorce too and guide them through the process of divorce. 

A Divorce can be an extremely emotional and challenging time for anyone going through it.  I like to assure our customers that they are certainly not alone in this process.  I too have been through a divorce and I can fully empathise with the various emotions that our customers go through in order to gain a happy and healthy future.  I am also an advocate for life after divorce, and having a positive outlook on life. 









Previous Employment

Heenans Solicitors 2002 - 2006

Divorce, separation and financial matters and Care Proceedings. Attending Court for Conciliation Proceedings and Welfare Meetings with Social Services and the Local Authority in Care Proceedings.


I have covered Annulments, Judicial Separation, Same Sex Divorce, Civil Partnership Dissolutions and Divorce.  I am fully fluent with the new formatted Divorce Petitions and subsequent requisite Court documentation together with the criteria of the Court in order to achieve the required result of Decree Absolute. 

 I carry out divorces which are not straight forward and where the Respondent is not co-operating with the proceedings.  Instructing Tracing Agents and Process Servers together with arranging personal service of the divorce documentation upon the Respondent here in the UK and abroad.  


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