The role of our Family Law Solicitors is to give clients clear, objective Family Law advice, whilst offering sympathy and support at all times.
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Family Law Solicitors
What we do
- Civil Partnerships
- Financial Disputes
- Domestic abuse
- DivorceRelationship breakdowns can be extremely stressful and upsetting. On top of that, the legal process of divorce, or, in the case of civil partnerships, dissolution, can be confusing.
Our specialist team of family and divorce solicitors and lawyers are here to provide you with clear, objective and easy to understand advice.
We are members of Resolution: First for Family Law and our family lawyers are committed to dealing with complicated family situations in an amicable manner wherever possible. Through dialogue with your ex-partner, maintaining a civil relationship, you can make things easier for all parties concerned going forward. This is especially important when children are involved. To this end, we will often recommend mediation.
When an amicable resolution is not possible, and a Court hearing is necessary, we have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process. We can represent you in Court to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved for you.
If you feel that your relationship may have broken down, please contact us today to discuss your options further. Our family lawyers are here to help you in this time of uncertainty.
- Civil PartnershipA civil partnership, as governed by the Civil Partnerships Act 2004, provides same sex couples with rights similar to those as a civil marriage, such as rights pertaining to parental responsibility of your child.
Similar to a pre-nuptial agreement, a pre-registration agreement is something you might want to consider when entering into a civil partnership – it outlines what each party receives in the event the partnership breaks down.
We can assist in preparing a pre-registration agreement, as well as assisting you in the dissolution of your agreement if it already has.
If you need to speak to someone who can advise you on the legal aspects of the formation or dissolution your civil partnership, or anything this entails, contact our specialist team of Family Lawyers today.
- Financial DisputesIf your marriage or relationship has broken down, you are going to have to deal with difficult subjects such as the division of property, assets and finances, pensions and spousal maintenance.
This brings more pressure to an already stressful situation, and the aid of an experienced and impartial Family Solicitor can be invaluable.
Furthermore, even if you are parting on friendly terms, it is essential that any agreements are documented to safeguard against future contention.
Contact our Family team today if you find yourself in need of legal advice concerning your finances as a result of a relationship breakdown.
- ChildrenWhen couples separate, deciding what is best for your children can be extremely difficult. You need to decide where they will live, how much contact they have with the other parent, and plan for their financial needs.
Given the emotional nature of a breakup, we understand that this can all seem a bit overwhelming, and that it’s not always possible to see and discuss these matters with your ex clearly, objectively and in a constructive manner.
Our expert, sympathetic team of Family Lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with these matters and are here to help. We will always, where possible, advocate and encourage a cooperative approach to resolving your family disputes, as this is the least stressful way for all concerned.
If, however, things have just gone too far and an amicable agreement is not possible, we have the legal knowledge and experience to take court action on your behalf.
- CohabitationCouples who are living together outside of marriage do not, contrary to what many believe, have the same rights as a couple who are married.
Increasingly, people are choosing to live together outside of marriage, but, more often than not, are not taking adequate precautions to safeguard themselves in the event of relationship breakdown or death. For example, in the unfortunate event of one partner passing, the other may not be able to stay in the joint home. They might not be able to receive the deceaseds pension, or even look after the children.
A cohabitation agreement will help you by clearly documenting which of you owns what, and what you are entitled to. It is of particular importance if when buying a property together, or where children are concerned.
So, if you are planning on living together, or you already do and do not have a cohabitation agreement, it is in you & your partners’ best interests to speak to our Family Lawyers and rectify this situation immediately, to safeguard you both.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position whereby your partnership has already broken down, or your partner passed, and no agreement was in place, do not despair. Call to make an appointment with a solicitor who can advise you on your legal rights.
- Domestic AbuseAre you the victim of domestic violence or abuse at the hands of your partner?
Both men and women can be affected by domestic violence. Studies say that one in four women will, at some point in their lives, be the victim of such circumstances. Almost always the children will suffer, either directly or indirectly by being aware of the situation. This can be traumatic even in the long term for them.
It is very common for a victim to simply “live with it”, or to feel too scared and vulnerable to do anything about it. We understand that it can be extremely hard to take the first step to resolving this situation, but things are rarely as helpless as they seem. Help is available if you reach out for it.
Should you find yourself in this situation, do not hesitate, contact our Family team to find out the best course of action to resolve your situation.