Family, matrimonial and children
Life doesn’t always run smoothly. It is a sad fact that problems arise within families and relationships all too often and when they do, the advice and support of an experienced professional is essential.
Whether you are married, co-habiting or have entered into a civil partnership, any breakdown in your relationship is likely to be a time of emotional upset and distress. You will probably have no real idea of the legal procedures involved or your rights and obligations. That is where we can help.
We have a team of specialist family law solicitors able to provide you with clear and understanding advice on a whole range of family matters, such as:
- Divorce, dissolution and separation
- Property and finances
- Children – residence, contact and other arrangements
- Child support
Sometimes urgent action is required on breakdown of a relationship, perhaps in relation to financial support, to prevent violence by one party against another, or to regulate occupation of a jointly occupied property.
You may need help and advice on issues affecting the care and well being of your children, which are not linked to relationship breakdown. This could include action taken by the local authority, such as care proceedings.
Pre-marital and co-habitation agreements
You may be about to embark upon a relationship and want advice on a pre-marital or co-habitation agreement setting out what should happen in the event of a breakdown in your relationship.
Whatever you require, our team of family specialists, including members of the Advanced Family Law Panel, the Family Panel and Resolution, are able to assist and will guide you through the process in a caring and compassionate manner.
Our approach is always to try and resolve matters on an amicable basis and to keep to a minimum the stress caused to you of what can be an extremely daunting experience.
We will discuss with you the options for funding your case. As specialists accredited by the Legal Service Commission, we can also offer you legal aid provided your case meets the relevant requirements and you are financially eligible.
Free legal clinic
At some of our offices each week, we operate a legal clinic where you can obtain a brief initial assessment of your case free of charge.