What is Family Law?
Family Law covers a whole range of issues, including:
- Divorce and Separation
- Financial and Property Settlements
- Domestic Abuse
- Collaborative Law
- Children Issues
- Co-habitation Agreement and Disputes
- Civil Partnership Disputes
- Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
- International Child Abduction
- High Net Worth Divorces
- Child Care Law
How can we help?
Our hugely experienced family team are here to help you resolve all types of family difficulties/disputes.
If you're not sure if we can cover your case, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we can discuss your specific needs.
How much will it cost me?
In many cases, for example: divorce, change of name deeds and separation agreements, fixed fees are available. Such fixed fees are also dependant upon financial circumstances.
The majority of other matters will be dealt with on an hourly basis that will depend on your own financial circumstances.
All issues relating to costs and fees will be discussed on your first appointment and confirmed.
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Although Collaborative Law has been available in England for ten years it is still viewed as a relatively new concept. Collaborative Law is an alternative way of resolving family disputes without using litigation, i.e. no court proceedings. The process involves face-to-face meetings, each person with their own collaborative lawyer, talking through the issues and reaching an agreement that is best for the whole family.Non Court Dispute Resolution Client Guide
Children Arrangement Orders
We are here to help resolve all issues involving children matters. Under the latest legislation orders relating to children are known as Child Arrangement Orders. These govern where a child lives, who they spend time with etc.
In the majority of cases a referral to mediation will be required before any application may be made to court for a Child Arrangement Order and we would always advise attendance at mediation initially to attempt to resolve issues without involving the court.
If an application is necessary we are here to help guide and support you through the process.Child Arrangement Order Client Guide Specific Issues & Prohibited Steps Client Guide
Civil Partnership Disputes
Our family lawyers are here to help in all aspects of Civil Partnership Dissolution, dealing with the dissolution itself and resolving issues relating to finances, children, etc.Civil Partnership Dissolution Client Guide
Co-habitation Agreements, Pre-nuptial Agreements and Separation Agreements
Our family lawyers have many years of experience in drafting agreements of all types. These will be efficiently prepared for you on full information being provided by you. We can only advise one party in preparing any such documents.Co-habitation agreements Client guide Pre-nuptial Agreements Client Guide Separation Agreements Client Guide
Our family team deal with financial settlements of all types and levels, from the case of few assets to high net worth settlements and claims on behalf of children.
High net worth cases can be more complex due to the unique combination of assets that are involved.
No two cases are the same and the complexity of your case will depend on a range of different factors, including business interests, tax liabilities and pensions.
Obtaining an accurate business valuation is fundamental in ensuring that your settlement properly reflects your rightful entitlement. The need for proficient and experienced legal advice is fundamental to the successful running of your case.
High net worth cases can become long and protracted and you need to ensure that at every stage your assets and interests are carefully protected.
As all financial proceedings progress we will always keep you up to date with costs to enable you to view the larger picture and consider the costs against the ultimate benefit you hope to achieve on a settlement being reached.Financial Applications Client Guide Financial Agreements For Children Client Guide
Hi Shetal, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for what you have done, and all your hard work over the last 12 months. On the back of this the evidence which was presented in Court was second to none and no stone unturned. There has always been a professional yet welcoming service from you and your colleagues. This is a very an important factor with the families that I support and the need for them to feel comfortable. I would happily recommend Best Solicitors and your services to others.Claire Walker, Family Support Worker, Home-Start South Yorkshire
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