Family

The breakdown of a relationship, whether married or cohabiting, will nearly always be distressing. It can be difficult to think clearly about making arrangements for the future. At a time when everything is in turmoil, the idea of discussing these personal problems with a solicitor can seem like the final straw.

We understand these concerns. We appreciate that every relationship and situation is different. Consequently, we listen carefully to your needs before providing you with clear advice and practical guidance about the options open to you. We will not try to rush you into anything you are unsure about. Our aim with our family law services is to help you take control of the situation whether it is divorce, separation, child contact, residence matters or matters with unmarried couples so you can make your own decisions with confidence, at a pace which suits you.

We focus on negotiation and agreement to resolve family disputes quickly and sympathetically, particularly where children are involved. Whenever possible, we attempt to reach a satisfactory resolution without having to go to court, sometimes by working with outside mediators.

We give humane and expert advice in the following areas of family law:

  • Children

  • Cohabitation

  • Civil Partnerships

  • Divorce

  • Domestic violence

  • Separation Agreement

We can discuss options with you as to the funding of your case, including an initial interview at a discounted fixed fee, and we can discuss whether any other discounts may be available to you.

If there is no dispute, or breakdown of a relationship (divorce/separation), our Family Team can advise you on options such as pre-nuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements.

We have expertise dealing with individuals, adoption and fostering agencies, courts and family law organisations.