Family issues can be complex and overwhelming, which is why we take the time to understand your individual circumstances, your specific needs and the end result you’d like to achieve. We guide you through the process, giving you the support and advice you need so you can have peace of mind at one of the most stressful points in your life.
Pre-nuptial agreements and Pre-civil partnership agreements
If you and your partner would like to make any legal arrangements before you get married or enter a civil partnership, we can advise you and draw up any agreements. This could involve an agreement that protects your finances and any property in case of separation in the event the relationship breaks down. Any agreement made outlines what each of you are entitled to and how any assets should be divided.
Unfortunately, relationships can breakdown and come to an end for a multitude of reasons. Our specialist Family Law team is highly experienced to guide and support you through the process if you are facing a separation, divorce, child custody issue or to resolve financial matters.
From initial advice on the separation or divorce process to the steps you need to take in the initial stages, we work with you to gain a clear understanding of your needs and the approach you want to take. Our team will advise you on the most effective and efficient process for you, taking your individual circumstances into account, to negotiate a fair settlement and make all the arrangements needed.
The process usually takes about four to six months to complete the divorce. However, complex cases can inevitably take longer where, for example, finances and/or matters involving children need to be addressed.
Wherever possible, we try to resolve disputes outside of court by working with everyone involved to reach an amicable, fair and reasonable agreement that works for you and your family. However, if proceedings in Court are unavoidable, our team will ensure that you receive high quality representation and minimise conflict wherever possible.
Our solicitors can help you in the event of a marriage breakdown and separation, including:
- Separation Orders
- Non-contested divorces – downloadable forms only
- Non-contested divorces personalised service – legal assistance with completing forms
- Contested divorces – a full assistance service
As well as our pre-nuptial, pre-civil partnership and divorce services, our solicitors can also help with other family law issues, including:
Deed poll change of name – download or a complete and file service
The most common way to evidence a change of name is with a Deed Poll or Change of Name Deed. You can either complete this yourself or we can prepare a Change of Name Deed on your behalf that provides written evidence of your change of name that is acceptable to banks, building societies, government agencies and other official organisations.
We can provide advice and support if you need to write or update a Will, contest a Will or deal with the affairs of a loved one who has passed away. Our team ensure that the best provisions are made for you and your family based on your individual circumstances, so you can plan now and for the future.