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  • Family matters have become increasingly complicated as the ‘family’ continues to evolve. Some matters may involve partners with children from a former relationship or a same sex marriage with adopted children.

    In situations where children may be at risk, we work quickly to protect them where there is any concern over their welfare. This may include disputes as to living arrangements, disputed parentage and parental responsibility matters.

    We offer a sensitive and personal service by supporting and advising through what is for many people a very difficult and traumatic time.

    We offer expert family law advice in the following areas:

    • Divorce including financial and property settlements
    • Child matters including living arrangements and parental responsibility
    • Civil partnerships
    • Cohabitation disputes
    • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
    • Living together agreements
    • Change of name.
    • Non-molestation and occupation orders

    All family related matters are dealt with in accordance with the Resolution Code of Practice which aims to achieve results in the most amicable way possible. We are also able to deal with matters via the Collaborative Law process.

    Collaborative Law

    The Collaborative Law process is a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes that resolves issues by face to face meetings between the parties and their legal advisors rather than through the more traditional approach of negotiations by letter and telephone.
    The aim of Collaborative Law is to achieve a fair and time effective solution where the parties have felt more involved in the process and this in turn helps to reduce conflict and stress.

    All types of family matters including issues arising from separation or divorce, financial matters and disputes involving children can be resolved using the Collaborative Law process.

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    Family Law - More Information

    What is family law?

    Family law is a specialist area of law that focuses on all aspects of the family.

    It is an area that has become increasingly more complicated as the ‘family’ continues to evolve.

    We offer a sensitive and personal family service by supporting and advising through what is, for many people, a very difficult and traumatic time.

    What does family law cover?

    Family Law covers an abundance of areas such as:

    • Divorce, including financial and property settlements
    • Child matters, including living arrangements and parental responsibility
    • Civil partnerships
    • Cohabitation disputes
    • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
    • Living together agreements
    • Change of name
    • Non-molestation and occupation orders

    What is contempt of court in family law?

    Contempt of court in family law is any interference with the administration of Justice. It is a very serious offence which in some cases can lead to a custodial sentence.

    You may find you are in contempt of court if you are found to be not cooperating with the court or you are attempting to mislead the court in any way.

    Likewise you can be found in contempt of court if you attempt to hide assets from the court.

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    If you require family law advice contact us and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

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