The breakdown of a relationship that leads to separation or divorce is one of the most difficult and traumatic events that many of us will ever experience. It is vitally important to have a family solicitor who not only has a deep understanding of the law, but is someone who you can trust to help guide you through the process and act for your best interests throughout
With a client base that includes city professionals, entrepreneurs and senior executives, as well as public figures from the world of sports, arts and entertainment, we are well-versed in handling disputes over high value property and financial issues, including those involving overseas assets. Our clear, commercial and objective advice is individually tailored to each case, and we aim to help you secure a fair financial outcome, and to assist you in making the best possible future arrangements for your children.
From the outset, you will find that our solicitors will listen to you, support you and put into effect the most appropriate way to resolve your concerns and priorities. We understand that it is vitally important to be empathetic and flexible in our approach so that you feel confident that the advice that you receive at all times is pragmatic, clear, realistic and cost effective.
Our family lawyers have significant experience in resolving a whole range of sensitive, and often complex, family law concerns. Our expertise is not just with regard difficulties arising from the breakdown of a relationship – the divorce procedure, financial settlement of matrimonial assets, and the arrangements that need to be made for the children. We are increasingly instructed for advice in new relationships to help plan for the future – this is often when a couple co-habits for the first time, or is seeking to make arrangements ahead of an impeding marriage.
Individuals in our team are members of Resolution and the Law Society Family Panel, so you can be confident that your case is handled by a specialist. This expertise means we can help you choose the most practical option to resolve your issues, including negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We also work alongside colleagues in our other departments to help you implement any solution by dealing with your conveyancing, wills, and any commercial arrangements – meaning you get a streamlined, cost-effective service.
Our clients’ recommendations are testament to the excellent service that we provide.
Where we can help:
We advise on all aspects of a relationship breakdown (separation, divorce, or dissolution of a civil partnership), including in relation to financial, property and business assets (both domestic and overseas).
Arrangements for children
The priority upon any relationship breakdown is of course the welfare and best interests of any child. We advise upon all aspects relating to children, to include:
- Where they live
- How much time they spend with the non-resident parent
- School arrangements & Religion
- Financial provision
- Removal of the child(ren) overseas
- Divorce, Dissolution and Separation
- Financial settlement
- Children issues
- Pre- and post-nuptial / pre- and post-civil partnership agreements
- Living together / relationship agreements
- Co-habitation disputes
- Surrogacy agreements
- Domestic abuse / household injunctions
- High value family and business assets
- International and jurisdictional disputes
We recognise that often it is not in the best interests of our clients and their children to initiate court proceedings. Our aim is always to try and resolve any disputes in a constructive and amicable fashion. If the circumstances dictate that court assistance is inevitable then our team are dedicated to reaching an agreement at an early stage, whilst at all times protecting your position and that of the children.
Pre-nuptial, civil partnership and co-habitation agreements
If you are thinking of getting married, entering into a civil partnership or moving in with a partner, we can help you to consider how best to arrange your affairs at the start of your relationship and to decide whether you may benefit from entering into a formal agreement.