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Divorce & Family Issues

Legal issues surrounding any personal dispute will always have additional stresses and issues. Our private client and family teams understand the sensitive nature of family proceedings and the long term impact and issues that can surround them.

Divorce

I want a divorce

When a relationship breaks down it can affect every area of your life. We can't make the challenges go away, but we can help you find the best possible solution. Whether you are married or in a civil partnership, we can help you achieve some certainty for the future.

Unmarried couples, in particular, can face complex problems when separating, and we offer legal advice to protect your rights. We always try to resolve things without court action whenever possible.

Separation or divorce doesn't have to mean a lengthy court case. We can find other ways to resolve disputes, settling issues amicably via discussion and negotiation.

We can use mediation or collaborative law to work with all parties in a non-confrontational way, arranging meetings for you both to discuss matters face to face, or negotiating lawyer to lawyer to arrange a solution everyone is happy with.

Enforcing Financial Settlements

Most people comply with financial orders made by the Court, but if you're having problem with your ex partner, there are a number of ways we can help, such as an attachment of earnings order which deducts payments from his or her salary. Even if the financial order has been made by a Court in another Country, we can help.

To discuss all the options, please get in touch. 

Asset & Wealth Protection - Injunctive Relief

If you need to safeguard against the loss of an asset or protect yourself from personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

An injunction is a court order requiring a peson to stop doing a certain act. Before granting an injunction the court must be satisfied that there is a serious problem.

We can advise on the risks and consequences of this type of action and talk you through whether this is the right step to take.

Dealing with financial issues relating to children - maintenance/child support

When a relationship breaks down, both partners have to make sure the children's ongoing needs can be met. You might need to put financial support in place for them for many years, and alter the arrangements as their circumstances change.

We can help with everything from maintenance payments through to paying school fees or planning ahead for higher education.

Domestic Abuse

If you or your children need protection from domestic abuse, we can provide support and advice to make sure appropriate legal safeguards are put in place. We can also help protect money or property at risk from being spent or sold by obtaining injunctions from the Court.

Injunction to freeze assets

If you need to safeguard against the loss of an asset or protect yourself from personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

An injunction is a court order requiring a peson to stop doing a certain act. Before granting an injunction the court must be satisfied that there is a serious problem.

We can advise on the risks and consequences of this type of action and talk you through whether this is the right step to take.

Same sex couples and civil partnership

Thinking of entering into a civil partnership? It might be wise to think about protecting your assets with a Civil Partnership contract. If the unthinkable happens and your civil partnership is dissolved in the future or if one of you were to die, a CP contract details what happens to any property, accrued wealth, pension benefits, maintenance for any children of the family and life insurance.

We can talk you through the benefits of a CP contract and advise you on the best course of action.

Divorce & Separation - advice and protection

When a relationship breaks down it can affect every area of your life. We can't make the challenges go away, but we can help you find the best possible solution. Whether you are married or in a civil partnership, we can help you achieve some certainty for the future.

Unmarried couples, in particular, can face complex problems when separating, and we offer legal advice to protect your rights. We always try to resolve things without court action whenever possible.

Separation or divorce doesn't have to mean a lengthy court case. We can find other ways to resolve disputes, settling issues amicably via discussion and negotiation.

We can use mediation or collaborative law to work with all parties in a non-confrontational way, arranging meetings for you both to discuss matters face to face, or negotiating lawyer to lawyer to arrange a solution everyone is happy with.

Get in touch