Family Law Solicitors
We passionately believe that in family disputes, what comes first must be a sensitive, realistic and careful approach. This is why our caring and sympathetic family law solicitors always take the time to listen to you, understand your circumstances and help you build for the future.
We understand that when it comes to family disputes – whether it is a divorce, a family breakdown, a civil partnership or problems with children – you will want answers, assurances and support through what can be a very tough time.
Under the umbrella of family law, we specialise in a number of areas, but perhaps most importantly we have an experienced and diverse team, enabling us to partner you with the appropriate solicitor from our team who will understand your situation and who has the requisite expertise.
Our family law solicitors maintain the utmost sensitivity and privacy when dealing with all issues.
We will be by your side throughout any disputes and you will be able to count on us to stand up for you when you need us to. We fight for what is right; it’s built into our DNA.
Whether you are at the beginning of a new relationship, or if you are unfortunately breaking up with your partner, our team of experienced and caring family law solicitors can provide you with the assistance you need to help you cope with the issues you are facing.
Whatever your situation, our team is able to advise you from the first stages of getting together, through to children issues, domestic abuse, financial issues and the breakdown of a relationship.
The steps to take to get the advice you need
Should you require assistance or advice on any family law issue, please:
We’ll ensure that the solicitor you deal with is the right match for your specific situation, helping you find the best possible resolution during this difficult time.
Please note that the answers below are not meant to offer legal advice and we recommend you get in touch with one of our experienced solicitors to explain your issue.
No you don’t need to. The courts will only get involved if you can’t agree on these issues, or if the child’s welfare is a matter of serious concern. However, we would still strongly recommend that you have your agreement put on a legal basis by getting a solicitor to draw up a document setting everything out formally.
The next step may be for you to take independent action and apply to court for a contact order, which will set out how often and when the children can see the parent they don’t live with. The court will then decide what it thinks will be best for them.
Pre-nuptial agreements aren’t legally binding in the UK at the moment. But that’s not to say that they aren’t useful. A pre-nuptial agreement will still be taken into consideration in the event of divorce and can have a significant influence on the eventual settlement awarded.
Whether or not your partner can in the future claim a share of your house will depend on a variety of factors including whether his or her name is added to the deeds. However, we would also recommend that you draw up a proper cohabitation agreement, setting out clearly who owns what and what would happen if you split up.
There are a number of things we can help you do to prevent this from happening – and this is much easier than taking steps after the event. In some cases we can obtain an order preventing a passport being issued or preventing children being taken out of the country.