Divorce and Separation solicitors, Hartnell Chanot & Partners, are a dedicated team of solicitors that only handle family law, making us the largest family law and divorce solicitor in Exeter, Devon and the South West. We have expertise in all aspects of divorce and separation including finances, divorce settlements and separation agreements. We focus on the interests of any children in divorce including child custody, child maintenance and care proceedings; and we are dedicated to protecting and supporting victims of domestic violence.

Serviced Areas

  • Exeter, Honiton & Tiverton

Contact Details

  Website
  City Exeter
  Postcode EX1 1NP
  Address Oriel House/Southernhay Gdns
  Phone Number 013 9242 1777
  Fax +44(0)1392 421 237

Products & Services

The Family Law Company helps you through the process of divorce or separation with understanding, sympathy and a genuine desire for the right outcome for you and your family.

As the South West’s leading family law experts, we have exactly the right experience and knowledge to guide you through and help you take control from your very first contact with us.

Our experienced and sympathetic divorce lawyers will make sure that you fully understand your divorce options and help you find the right way forward for you and your family. We believe in reaching an agreement outside of the court as far as possible, saving time and money and helping avoid unnecessary animosity with your former partner.

However complicated your individual situation, our expertise in family law will enable us to achieve the right result for you and your family, including arrangements for children. We will ensure you obtain the best possible financial settlement for your individual situation.


The Family Law Company has a dedicated team of solicitors providing specialist advice and support for unmarried couples going through a separation.

Unmarried couples do not enjoy the same rights as married couples on separation, but they are able to make claims in relation to property whether jointly owned or owned by one party. Claims can also be made for financial provision for the children of unmarried couples.

It is important that you choose a solicitor who will use the right approach to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. The Family Law Company’s primary focus is to work co-operatively with you and your former partner where possible to find a solution.


The Family Law Company provides legal advice to victims of domestic abuse to help them find the right method of protection for themselves and their children whilst providing the guidance to move forward following the breakdown of a relationship.

The term ‘domestic abuse’ includes emotional, psychological, physical, financial and sexual abuse of an intimate partner, child, former partner, family member or associated person.

We believe that domestic abuse ‒ in whatever form ‒ should never be tolerated. We have many years of experience helping victims to change their circumstances, providing them and their families with a safer future.

Legal Aid is available to victims of domestic abuse. This enables us to advise you on action that can be taken ‒ including emergency applications ‒ to ensure you get the appropriate level of advice and protection, based on your individual circumstances.

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