Divorce, Children and Family
Working with you
We understand that relationship breakdown is challenging for so many different reasons. Future financial concerns, parenting pressures and turbulent emotions combine at the same time as making life long decisions. These challenges present themselves regardless of whether you are married, are in a civil partnership or cohabiting.
This is where we can help you. We are leaders in the field of family law and will help guide you through the process, tailoring our expert advice to fit your individual circumstances. If you decide to separate you have choices about how to settle common issues arising from the end of your relationship and we will make the process easier for you and your family. However you decide to approach your separation, it is important that you understand your legal position and the available options.
We have a great deal of experience in representing a wide variety of clients locally, nationally and internationally including those who appear in the public eye, company directors, business owners and entrepreneurs; as well as those working in both the private and public sectors such as armed forces personnel, the police, NHS and teachers.
We advise on a full range of family issues including:
- divorce, judicial separation and civil partnership dissolution
- separation including the preparation of separation agreements
- financial consequences on divorce, separation and dissolution including those involving pensions, trusts, business assets or an international element
- cohabitation matters including cohabitation agreements and disputes including claims under the Children Act 1989 and Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- disputes in relation to children such as contact (formerly known as access), residence (formerly known as custody) and specific issues including choice of schooling and relocation
- asset protection including pre and post nuptial agreements and pre and post registration agreements
- mediation to help a separated couple reach their own decisions regarding financial issues and/or childcare arrangements