Family Law

 

Our specialist Family lawyers are all members of Resolution (a national organisation for lawyers who are committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters) and members of our team have the specialist training and experience to assist with collaborative law, family law arbitration, mediation and other alternatives to court.  Where court action is needed, they also have extensive experience of dealing with the most difficult of cases.  The team has developed a reputation as one of the leading family law teams in the region.

Please do look at our specific pages on various family law topics under the ‘Family Law’ Menu.

Divorce and Separation

We know that the breakdown of a relationship is often a very difficult time. Our focus is therefore to provide our clients with specialist and comprehensive advice on the financial implications of separation or divorce in a way that is sympathetic and yet objective.

We have particular expertise in cases involving substantial assets including those with complex pension, business, tax and trust issues. We are also experienced in dealing with off-shore assets and cases with an international dimension.

Whilst we will always aim to negotiate a suitable financial settlement in order to avoid unnecessary acrimony and limit costs, where appropriate Court proceedings can be issued.

Divorce Process PDF | October 2016

Living Together

Many modern couples choose to live together without getting married and we can assist clients contemplating cohabitation.  This area of law remains complex and early advice can prevent costly legal disputes in the event of the breakdown of your relationship.

We can also advise clients upon the breakdown of a relationship on legal and financial obligations including property, inheritance and other issues.

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

To try and achieve certainty regarding financial issues should your relationship fail our team can offer specialist advice on the preparation of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic abuse comes in many forms and respects no boundaries of gender, sexuality, ethnic origin or anything else – it can happen to anyone.  Despite the huge progress made in this field in recent years, people are still reluctant to talk about it.  We have extensive experience in dealing with this difficult and sensitive topic and indeed have won awards for doing so.  Never be afraid to discuss this with us.

 

What our clients say…

Excellent service throughout, very patient, good information at all times, easy to communicate with – friendly.

 

Contacts

 

Tim Melville-Walker
Emily Bull

 

User Guides

 

Collaborative Practice PDF | August 2012

Divorce Process PDF | August 2012

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