Family Law Solicitors

We listen and give you clear, objective advice, whatever your family circumstances

Human relationships are complex; marriage and partnerships especially so. When your relationship or personal circumstances change, getting the right legal advice helps to ensure you make the right decisions for now and for your future.

Whether you are getting married, moving in with your partner, thinking about ending your relationship or need help sorting out issues around finances and children, our warm, supportive, but no-nonsense family lawyers have the expertise you need

Sensible, practical advice for all areas of family law

Clients from all walks of life come to our experienced family law specialists for advice on issues including:

  • Divorce
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Separation for unmarried couples
  • Financial settlements and claims
  • Separation agreements
  • Arrangements for children
  • Financial provision for children
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Protective injunctions

Our experienced, specialist team of family lawyers will sometimes reach out to colleagues in other parts of the firm to advise on issues such as tax and trust issues or company law.

We can also call on other experts outside the legal field. These may include counsellors, forensic accountants, valuation experts and barristers. We aim to provide you with the best overall package of advice in your particular situation, so that you gain optimal results.

Exceptional family lawyers you can trust

We take time to get to know our clients as individuals so that we understand what matters to them. We support you through what may be stressful and uncertain times with clear, objective advice that aims to deliver the best outcome possible for you and your family.

We prefer to enable clients to come to an amicable agreement that is fair to all parties, regardless of the issues. This can help to reduce stress and also reduce costs.

We are members of Resolution, a national group of 6,500 family lawyers committed to a non-confrontational approach to family problems, encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and especially of children.

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To discuss your requirements with our proactive, friendly family lawyers, please get in touch.

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Our family law services

Divorce

The end of a marriage can be a difficult time, with a number of personal and practical issues to work through. Our team can provide clear, straight-talking advice to help you navigate divorce proceedings and all related legal issues.

Our family lawyers can assist with matters including:

  • How divorce proceedings work
  • Initiating divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • The financial side of divorce
  • Issues related to children

Find out more about our expertise with divorce.

Civil partnership dissolution

If you are planning to end your civil partnership, our team advise you on how the process works and assist you in taking all of the necessary steps, helping to keep everything as straightforward as possible.

Our team can assist with matters including:

  • How civil partnership dissolution works
  • Initiating civil partnership dissolution proceedings
  • Responding to civil partnership dissolution proceedings

Find out more about our expertise with civil partnership dissolution.

Separation for unmarried couples

When a cohabiting couple separates, it can cause a lot of complications, especially if there is a disagreement over your rights to your shared home, arrangements for children and other key issues. Getting the right legal advice can help to ensure you achieve a fair outcome while keeping conflict to a minimum.

Our family law solicitors can assist with matters including:

  • Your rights during separation
  • What happens to your home and other key assets
  • Making arrangements for children

Financial settlements and claims

Splitting finances can be one of the most complicated and contentious parts of a separation, but it does not need to be. Our team are experts in negotiated and mediated financial settlements, while having the strong litigation skills to support you if court proceedings are required.

Our team can assist with matters including:

  • Your financial entitlements
  • Negotiating a financial settlement
  • Applying to a court for a Financial Order

Find out more about our expertise with financial settlements and claims.

Separation agreements

Whether you are married and either not ready or not able to divorce, or you are an unmarried couple who wish to formalise the terms of your separation, it can be highly valuable to make a separation agreement.

Our family lawyers can assist with matters including:

  • Advice on whether a separation agreement is appropriate
  • Negotiating the terms of a separation agreement
  • Drafting separation agreements
  • Varying the terms of a separation agreement

Arrangements for children

When going through a separation with children, their wellbeing has to come first, but it is also essential to protect your relationship with them. Our family lawyers have extensive specialist expertise in child law, including having dealt with many highly complex matters.

Our team can assist with matters including:

  • Reaching an amicable agreement on child arrangements
  • Applying to a family court for a Child Arrangements Order
  • Dealing with specific issues, such as where children will go to school or their religious upbringing
  • Applying to a family court for Prohibited Steps Order, which prevents one parent from taking certain action
  • Applying to a family court for permission to remove a child to another country or to prevent a parent from doing so.

Find out more about our expertise with arrangements for children.

Financial provision for children

Making sure your children’s needs are met is, of course, a top priority. Our team can help you to make sure the right financial support is agreed upon and paid, so your children do not miss out as a result of a separation.

Our family law solicitors can assist with matters including:

  • Understanding what support your children are entitled to
  • Securing child maintenance
  • Enforcing child maintenance
  • Financial provision for specific matters such as school fees or expenses incurred for the benefit of children etc.
  • Financial provision to provide for a home for the children

Pre and post-nuptial agreements

With so many couples now marrying later in life and second marriages being common, or wanting to protect family wealth, it is important to think about protecting the assets you have accumulated, as well as your future financial security and that of any children you have.

Our team can assist with matters including:

  • Negotiating the terms of pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Advice on the terms of a pre- or post-nuptial agreement you have been asked to sign
  • Varying the terms of a pre or post-nuptial agreement where your circumstances have changed
  • The application of pre and post-nuptial agreements during divorce

Find out more about our expertise with pre and post-nuptial agreements.

Cohabitation agreements

Cohabiting couples have no automatic rights with regards to each other’s assets, so it is important to make a cohabitation agreement that clearly sets out exactly what rights each party has and what would happen in the event of a separation.

Our family lawyers can assist with matters including:

  • Negotiating the terms of cohabitation agreements
  • Advice on the terms of a cohabitation agreement you have been asked to sign
  • Varying the terms of cohabitation agreement where your circumstances have changed
  • The application of cohabitation agreements during separation

Find out more about our expertise with cohabitation.

Protective injunctions

Domestic abuse should always be taken seriously and there are strong legal measures you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones. Our team can provide clear, sensitive advice on your options, then help you take quick action when needed.

Our team can assist with matters including:

  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders

Our family law fees

Our family lawyers are committed to keeping our pricing transparent while offering real value to our clients.

To find out more about our family law fees and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Case Studies

  • Negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement involving assets of over £100m.  Our client’s fiancé was extremely wealthy. Whilst our client had accumulated her own wealth and was self-sufficient, we negotiated a pre-nuptial agreement that provided her with a substantial lump sum for each year of marriage, subject to an agreed maximum sum, which exceeded her expectations.
  • Acted for a wife in relation to divorce and finances in the backdrop of proceedings relating to the arrangements for her children abroad.  Secured the jurisdiction of the English court in relation to the divorce and finances. This case involved assets of around £20m, including the husband’s business, personal properties and various cash assets, located on and offshore. Negotiated a favourable settlement for the wife that provided her with 50% of the cash assets and 40% of her husband’s net equity share in the business.
  • Acted for a father in children act proceedings involving an application by the mother to remove their child from the jurisdiction to live in the US. The mother was due to marry her fiancé, who lived in the US, and was seeking permission to remove the child after their marriage had taken place. Successfully obtaining an order that prevented the mother from removing the child from the jurisdiction.

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To discuss your requirements with our proactive, friendly family lawyers, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question


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