We are specialists in Family Law and provide a professional yet empathetic service to clients involved in Family Law disputes.
Our Family Solicitor is a member of the Advanced Family Law Accreditation panel and Resolution. We have in excess of 10 years experience in representing clients in Family Law disputes.
The areas of Family Law which we cover are:-
Divorce and Dissolution proceedings
We understand that going through a relationship breakdown can be an extremely upsetting time. We pride ourselves on successfully representing clients involved divorce or dissolution proceedings using a sensitive yet assertive approach.
Many clients are able to go through this procedure without the necessity of having to attend Court. However in the event that you are required to attend Court, for example to resolve the financial aspects of the separation, then we will deal with this on your behalf efficiently and proactively. Above all we will ensure that you are kept fully informed and advised throughout the whole process.
Help with issues of Domestic Abuse and Violence
Unfortunately, domestic abuse is a reality for many individuals, both male and female. We understand that clients seeking legal advice in these situations can feel very vulnerable and that approaching a Solicitor for advice can feel quite daunting.
We aim to put you at ease as much as possible and we are able to apply for non molestation and occupation orders (injunctions) on your behalf on an emergency basis to protect and maintain your safety.
Resolving financial disputes involving both married and unmarried couples
We are specialists in providing advice regarding financial disputes both to married and unmarried couples who are separating.
We understand that often financial disputes can become complex and we are experts at providing practical and cost effective advice to clients involved in such disputes.
Our Family Solicitor has particular experience in dealing with high net value property portfolios, pension sharing/offsetting arrangements, cases involving properties in negative equity and disputes involving overseas assets.
Advice and representation in disputes involving children, such as child contact and residency
After a relationship has broken down, separating parents can find the process of agreeing on child care arrangements very difficult and emotional.
We have vast experience in dealing with these disputes and have acted for not only parents, but also members of the extended family such as Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.
Where possible we strive to negotiate child care arrangements on behalf of clients with a view to achieve a workable and long term arrangement for both parents to minimise the risk of future conflict.
Should your dispute proceed to Court then we will endeavour to represent you robustly and of course cost effectively.
Being a parent to a child with Social Services involvement can be a very frightening and worrying time.
Due to the fast pace of care proceedings it is extremely important to obtain legal advice at an early stage with a view to hopefully working with Social Services and avoiding having your child being made the subject of such proceedings.
We have many years of experience in successfully representing such parents.
Pre nuptial agreements
A prenuptial agreement (often referred to as a “prenup”) is an agreement entered into by a couple before they get married setting out how they will organise their finances during the marriage and what they would wish to happen in relation to financial matters in the unhappy event of a divorce.
A post nuptial agreement (often referred to as a “post nup”) is an agreement entered into after a couple’s marriage and works in exactly the same way as a prenuptial agreement.
A pre civil partnership agreement is an agreement entered into by a same-sex couple prior to having a civil partnership.
A properly drawn up prenuptial agreement could potentially save you the stress and expense that would be incurred by having a messy divorce involving a protracted dispute about financial matters.
We hold a Family Legal Aid contract and we are therefore able to offer Legal Aid to clients who are eligible and for those clients who are not entitled to Legal Aid we offer fixed fee packages as an affordable alternative.
For your convenience we provide a free initial consultation to enable us to assess your eligibility for legal aid and provide you with an affordable alternative where legal aid is not available.