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Divorce and Immigration in England and Wales: Expert Insights from OLS Solicitors

By Isabel Gillman on October 20, 2023

"Passport control desk symbolising immigration issues intersecting with divorce, a topic covered by OLS Solicitors in England and Wales."

Immigration and Divorce Advice: The Essentials

At OLS Solicitors, we are seasoned in navigating the intricate challenges that intertwine divorce and immigration laws. Our wealth of expertise ensures that we offer nuanced insights to aid individuals in steering through these complex processes with ease. In this piece, we delve into the legal landscape of divorce and immigration in England and Wales, offering an in-depth analysis and practical steps for those confronting these dual issues.

Spouse Visa Implications

For those holding a spouse visa in England and Wales, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential effects of divorce on their immigration status. This visa is deeply rooted in the marital relationship, and its validity can be put in jeopardy when the marriage comes to an end. Our legal experts at OLS Solicitors are proficient in navigating these legal intricacies and are on hand to advise on the ensuing steps and alternatives available.

Parent of a British Child

Non-EU nationals with a British child have certain legal provisions that can aid their continued stay in the country post-divorce. Our adept team is well-versed in applying these intricate rules, ensuring that parents are equipped with essential information and guidance to uphold their child’s welfare.

The Legal Framework in England and Wales

England and Wales have their unique legal requisites for divorce, distinct from Scotland, without the necessity for an extended period of separation. However, the complex nature of immigration laws can still present challenges, particularly for spouse visa holders.

Strategic Steps to Consider
Professional Legal Advice

Enlisting our skilled solicitors ensures that you’re endowed with personalised advice, sculpted to fit your individual circumstances. We are committed to offering clear, concise, and pragmatic legal solutions to alleviate the complexities intertwined with divorce and immigration.

Timing and Strategy

We at OLS Solicitors underline the pivotal role of strategic timing in commencing divorce proceedings, especially when intertwined with immigration issues. Every case is meticulously assessed to proffer bespoke advice on manoeuvring these concurrent legal challenges.

Prioritising Children’s Welfare

The welfare of children remains central to our legal practice. We are steadfast in ensuring that all legal decisions and actions are anchored in the paramount interest of the children, balancing varied elements to assure their holistic welfare.

Understanding Immigration Laws

Our expertise stretches to imparting a comprehensive grasp of the immigration laws in England and Wales. We empower our clients with intricate knowledge and insights, equipping them to make well-informed decisions through every legal phase.


At OLS Solicitors, our dedication lies in proffering expert legal counsel, adeptly navigating the entwined paths of divorce and immigration with precision and care. Each case bears its unique nuances, and our tailored approach ensures personalised, strategic advice for every client. For consultations or additional information, engage our team of legal professionals, committed to safeguarding your welfare and that of your children through every legal stride.

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    • Isabel Gillman

      Isabel, our Senior Solicitor, has a strong connection to Llanelli, having grown up in the area. She attended Cardiff University and graduated in 1987 with a Degree in Law (LLB Honours). With over thirty years of experience as a solicitor, Isabel has worked in-house and freelance, specialising in family cases of all kinds. Her expertise has seen her take cases to the Court of Appeal, an accomplishment that reflects her professionalism and dedication to her clients. Away from the office, Isabel enjoys spending time with her family and dogs in the great outdoors. She loves to keep active by engaging in box-fit, aerobics, and yoga. As a volunteer at a local animal rescue shelter, Isabel demonstrates her passion for animal welfare. She is also an active member of her local Chamber Choir.

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