No one wants to think that they could experience problems in their family life that would require legal intervention. If you do, you need to know that you can go to a Solicitor who will guide you through what may be one of the most traumatic experiences and most vulnerable of times in your life in full knowledge that your solicitor will not make a bad situation worse.
Our team includes accredited members of the Law Society Family Panel (Susan Howarth), Law Society Children Panel (Jane Williamson) and Resolution Panel (Susan Howarth, Cath Turner and Vicky Poole). We also have one trained Collaborative Lawyer (Cath Turner) and two Family Mediators (Susan Howarth and Vicky Poole).
Our services include:
Divorce, Separation & Civil Partnership
Let us sensitively guide you through the legal complexities of divorce and/or separation at a time when you feel you’re most vulnerable. We will advise negotiate and conduct matters so as to assist you in achieving a constructive settlement in as amicable way as possible. We recognise you will need time to adjust to your new situation and we will work to protect your interests throughout.
Financial arrangements arising out of divorce, separation and/or the ending of civil partnerships can be complicated. The guiding legal principal is to achieve a fair settlement for you both. How better to achieve is different for every family as different considerations are taken into account according to each family’s varying circumstances. This is further complicated where there are children involved.
We have experience in dealing with cases of both high and more modest monetary value and our team of family lawyers will give you sound advice to achieve a fair settlement for you whatever your situation.
Increasingly couples are opting to enter into a prenuptial agreement and, although not legally binding, the Court can take this into account upon marriage breakdown when financial settlements are considered.
Couples living together but not marrying has become increasingly more popular. What is not often understood is that these couples on separating are far more vulnerable than married couples. In particular legal intervention may be necessary amongst other things in relation to a division of the property and children’s issues.
To avoid ignorance about your legal rights it is advisable to enter into a cohabitation agreement at the beginning of your cohabitation rather than unpick the problems at the end when hostilities and communication problems could prevent a fair and sensible resolution.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, be it verbal or physical, you do not need to tolerate such treatment. The law will protect you and your children where appropriate. Our team of experienced family lawyers will talk you through all the optional protective measures and interventions available to your circumstances.