DivorceWe advise on all aspects of divorce, including the divorce procedure and division of family capital and income. We also advise on the prevention and effect of either party disposing of their assets just prior to or during divorce proceedings.
Pre and post-nuptial/civil partnership agreementsAlthough not always legally binding in England and Wales, the courts are placing more weight on such agreements. As a result they are becoming increasingly common in order to protect assets such as inherited, pre-marital/pre-partnership or trust assets in the event of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.
CohabitationMany people wrongly believe that cohabitants share the same legal rights and responsibilities as married couples and civil partners. We can provide the expert advice cohabitants need to protect their position.
Dissolution of civil partnershipsThis is a rapidly developing area of family law, and one in which we have particular expertise, including the first case to reach the High Court and subsequently the Court of Appeal regarding the division of the partners’ finances.
ChildrenDisputes concerning children can be particularly distressing. Our objective is to find speedy, amicable solutions to minimise any adverse effects on those involved. We advise on all issues, including residence, contact, level of maintenance, child abduction and where one party wishes to relocate with the children, whether within the UK or abroad.
Collaborative law and mediationWe offer a specialist legal service for these increasingly important forms of dispute resolution, either for financial or children issues in connection with divorce, as a way to reach agreement without going to court.