We can provide professional advice in the areas set out below with a commitment to approaching your case constructively, sensitively and on a consensual basis, wherever possible.
There are many things to think about when going through a divorce. It’s likely to mean changes to who you live with, maybe where you live, as well as changes to your finances. This can be further complicated where children are involved to care for and support. It’s a huge change in your life and can be a very difficult and emotional time. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
Before seeing a lawyer, cohabiting couples should agree on who owns what, how their assets should be divided in the event of a separation and what they want from the agreement. One party then instructs their solicitor to get the agreement properly drawn up and a copy is sent to the other party, who ideally should get their own lawyer to thoroughly review it. Once both parties are satisfied with the agreement, the document is signed and witnessed. This document will be legally binding if matters later proceed to Court. In the event of a separation there may be no such agreement and there may be minor children to consider. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
We can assist you with the following matters: • Orders concerning arrangements for children • Relocation of children • International Divorce and financial claims • Child abduction • Freezing assets to prevent them being moved to another country or jurisdiction. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
Child arrangements orders decide: • where your child lives • when your child spends time with each parent. • when and what other types of contact, like phone calls, take place. • Child arrangements orders’ replace ‘residence orders’ and ‘contact orders’. Parents with these orders do not need to re-apply. Aside from these Orders you can seek a ‘specific issue order’, which is used to look at a specific question about how the child's upbringing. You can also apply for a ‘prohibited steps order’ to stop the other parent from making a decision about the child’s upbringing or from taking certain action in respect of the child, such as approaching the child's school or nursery. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
Prenuptial agreements are now a standard part of protecting a family’s assets and, if prepared well, they can be upheld by the courts. Such agreements can also be prepared for married couples as part of their wider family’s wealth and estate planning. Our experienced family lawyer can prepare pre-nuptial agreements and post-marital agreements for a fixed fee. Much depends upon the level of discussions to be had, and how you want to be supported. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
We can provide the advice and assistance you need and make sure your safety and well being are protected. If necessary, we can go to court on the same day that you contact us to put an emergency order in place to ensure that you and any children also affected by the abuse are safe. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
There are circumstances in which same-sex couples may seek legal advice during their relationship. It may be as a result of the parties wishing to bring an end to their Civil Partnership or marriage. Conversely they may wish their Civil Partnership to be converted into a marriage, require a pre-nuptial (or post-nuptial) agreement or a cohabitation agreement. Alternatively there may be questions regarding child arrangements or Parental Responsibility. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please Contact Us.
We do not offer legal aid.