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The breakdown of a relationship whether within or outside of marriage can be a stressful and traumatic experience, especially where children are involved. Add to this the fact that there are invariably a number of legal and financial issues that need resolving and it is clear why it is wise to consult a specialist matrimonial and family law solicitor to help you understand your rights, support you through the process and protect your position.
We have a specialist team working in the area of matrimonial and family law to ensure a quick and efficient service. We provide clear and constructive advice so that you can make your choices and will ensure that you are informed of the cost consequences of any action you take. We promote negotiation and early settlement where possible, but will guide you through the Court process if necessary. We are also able to offer mediation to try and resolve financial and children matters where both parties are willing.
Areas of Matrimonial and Family Law where we can assist are:
- Fixed fee Divorce
- Family mediation
- Cohabitation agreements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Civil Partnerships and Same Sex Marriages
- Child Arrangement Orders and Parental Responsibility
- Financial settlements on divorce or breakdown of cohabitation
- Separation agreements
- Injunctions preventing Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Taking children abroad
How can we help?
We offer a free initial interview of up to half an hour with one of our experienced lawyers to enable you to obtain some indication as to your rights and obligations and to discuss how and at what cost we may be able to help you.
Our costs for a straightforward undefended divorce (almost all divorces proceed undefended) will generally be a fixed fee of £750 plus VAT of £150 and the court fee of £550.
In all other cases, including those involving financial and children matters, at the outset of the matter we will give you an indication of the level of costs likely to be involved and details of relevant charging rates.
“Pay as you go service”
If you are concerned to maintain tight control on the costs which you incur and would like to instruct a lawyer to advise and assist only as and when you require it, we offer an alternative service to full representation, known as “Pay as you go”. If you would like to know more about how this works, please enquire during your initial free interview.
Our solicitors are members of Resolution which aims to deal with family matters in a non-confrontational way.
For more information contact Deborah Prance (Resolution trained mediator), Andrew Kingston (Resolution Accredited Specialist) or Amanda Dodge (Chartered Legal Executive) on 01252 316316 for further information, or to arrange a meeting.
Before We Meet
For some FAQ's on marriage breakdown and assets please see here.