Family Law

We can offer assistance in all areas of family law, including the following:

Divorce and Separation

It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all marriages or relationships are successful. When a relationship breaks down it is not unusual for one or both parties to seek to dissolve the marriage or to seek to resolve the financial arrangements that arise following separation.

We can assist with divorce proceedings and separation agreements.

Financial Settlements

Following separation, divorce or in the case of general family disputes a fair division of the family assets, including the family home, must be worked out. In the majority of cases this is achieved by negotiation between Solicitors and agreement between the parties. We encourage negotiation and agreement rather than conflict and confrontation and we are able to advise in relation to an appropriate division of the family assets.

Cohabitee Disputes

In relation to all financial matters, particularly ownership of property and children of unmarried couples. We can offer expert advice as to whether you have an interest in property held in the sole name of a former partner.

Domestic Abuse

If you have experienced any form of domestic abuse including physical violence, threats, harassment, intimidation, financial and verbal abuse then our family department is able to assist in obtaining suitable protection. It may be that all that is required is a warning letter. In some cases you may require the protection of an injunction to prevent further difficulties. We have strong links also with domestic abuse agencies who are able to offer further support.

Subject to financial eligibility, legal aid is available to represent you in these matters.

Civil Partnership

We advise in all matters relating to the breakdown of a relationship between same sex couples.

Cases

Our team are able to assist in all types of legal matters relating to children to include contact, living arrangements,parental responsibility and adoption

Care Proceedings

We also deal with cases where the local authority have become involved due to concerns relating to the care being provided to a child. Our head of department is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and all members of our team are specialists in this field with years of experience and are able to deal with complex cases relating to children.

We represent parents who have received correspondence indicating that the local authority intend to hold a meeting about a child.

We also represent parents and relatives of children when proceedings have been issued by the local authority.

The type of cases we deal with include applications for a care or supervision order, applications for secure accommodation, pre proceedings meeting, special guardianship and child abduction. Please contact us and we will endeavour to assist you.

Legal aid is available to represent you in these matters.

Other Matters

Costs

We offer fixed fees in the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce and Dissolution of a Civil Partnership (both for the Petitioner and the Respondent)

  • Change of name deeds

  • Some other areas by agreement

Other work is carried out on a time basis charged at hourly rates. Please ask us for details and we will provide you with a quote.

 

Free Consultation

Contact us now for a free 30 minute consultation

If you are looking for legal advice and assistance but are confused about what to do, then you may benefit from one of our free initial 30 minute consultations. We understand that legal proceedings can be overwhelming and stressful and we want to work together with you and help you work to out what your next steps should be. During your 30 minute consultation, our expert Solicitors will advise you on:

  • The law in relation to your particular circumstances;
  • Your options should you wish to take matters forward; and
  • Information regarding the likely costs involved in your matter.

Our dedicated team consists of members of the Law Society’s Family Panel, and members of the Law Society Children Panel. This means they are specialists in Family and Child Care Law and deal with all family and childcare related matters. Our overriding priority is to listen to all of the issues in your case and explore the best way of resolving your problems.

To arrange your free initial consultation, contact us today on 0121 553 2576

 

Legal Aid

We hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide advice to our clients in areas of family law where legal aid is still available. This means that subject to financial assessment, you may be entitled to free legal advice and assistance and representation in court.